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Results Information

Known Issues

 

Date

Issue

Resolution

28/08/2018

16-18 PI Summary Report – A Query has been logged with Capita on the Best 3 A Levels measure.

 

28/08/2018

KS4 Summary PI Report – Students without KS2 results (and hence no Progress 8) are being excluded from the Attainment 8 Average calculation. We have logged a case with Capita.

 

03/09/2018
Updated

KS4 Full PI Report – Strong Ebacc Pass incorrect for some subjects. Affects the Full PI report only.

Patch No. 24260 – authorised to schools

28/08/2018

Handled Error E6 when imported BTEC Externally Assessed Unit results (series 6B18_15).

Enter via Results Marksheets or request new file from Edexcel.

28/08/2018

Some Level 3 qualifications not counting in Performance tables. Case outstanding with Capita.

 

28/08/2018

KS2 Fine Level different in SIMS to DfE Checking website - Statistically it is likely that there may be a rounding error of 1dp in the KS2 Fine Level for about 1 in 20 students.  This is not something Capita can do anything about as the 2dp limit is hard coded into Assessment Manager and cannot be changed.  You give an example of how this may affect the figure for an individual student, and this is true, but this would only be the case for 1 in 20 students, and thus over the whole cohort may cause a variation of 0.01 on the school based figure.  In any case the Progress 8 figure calculated on exam day is very likely to be significantly different from the actual school figure produced by the DfE in October, when the cohort’s attainment 8 figures are known, and different again when the validated results are given in January, both by a much higher figure that 0.01.

 

28/08/2018
Updated

Students who left after January 2018 census are excluded from PI reports. (SIMS | Tools | Examinations | PI Reports)

Workaround is to change the 'Qualifying date' for all 2018 PI reports to 18/01/2018. We have found this does not work in some cases.

Case outstanding with Capita.

25/07/2018

KS4 - An error has been identified when calculating the Attainment 8 figure for a student who has only taken two single sciences.

Patch No. 24126 – authorised to schools

25/07/2018

Some results for OCR Cambridge National units show a duplicate result equivalent with one as the mark and other as the grade. This also affects the Candidate Statement of Results for these units. If your school do not offer OCR Cambridge Nationals there is no requirement to deploy this patch and it won’t cause any detrimental issues if deployed.

Patch No. 23916 – authorised to schools

 

Documents for Download in schools only...

Date

Documents for download

All the files below are only available within a Hertfordshire school

06/07/2018

Updated

DMS022 – SIMS Exams Manage Performance Indicators (2018) v1.1

This document will describe the steps required to enable the effective management of your examination PI data and has been updated in readiness for the SIMS Summer 2018 release v7.182.

 

25/07/2018

New

DMS031 – SIMS Exam Results Survival Guide 2018

This document will be available here by COB 20/07/2018. Please refer to the SIMS Exam Results Mini Guide document DMS054 available below for pre results day tasks.

 

27/06/2018
New

DMS054 – SIMS Exam Results Mini Guide – Pre Results Day Tasks 2018

This new document includes pre-results day tasks which can be performed at any point leading up to Results Day and are not reliant on the SIMS Summer 2018 release. Full Exam Results Survival Guide 2018 will be posted here mid-July.

26/02/2018

DMS021 - Importing OCR Cambridge Technical Results in Summer 2018 Season

This document explains how to import OCR Cambridge Technical results into your Summer 2018 season.

 

26/02/2018

DMS020 - BTEC Results via EDI 2018