SIMS Exams and Results Day – 2018 edition

SIMS Exams & Results Day

The summer holidays are finally upon us with Mediterranean sunshine to help us forget about the school year, but for those of you involved in SIMS Exams and Results Day there’s still a little more work to do.

Results Day Survival Kit

The mini-guide has been updated for 2018 and aims to provide Examinations Officers with the most up-to-date information for successful results download days, including sections on:

  • What to check before Results Day
  • Accessing Results on Results Day
  • The Performance Indicators process in SIMS
  • Discounting and Discount Families
  • Group Performance Analysis

Download now! ➝


Point Scores

The DfE have released the 2018 point scores for KS4 and 16-18 qualifications, along with updated guidance about calculating performance points.

Please make sure that all of your points are correct if you are going to be using SIMS for analysing your results.

Download KS4 point scores now! ➝

Download 16-18 point scores now! ➝


The very best of luck for your results when they come in, we all hope you’ll have a wonderful summer break and, as always, the MIS Service Desk will be available throughout the entire summer break to assist with any queries.

Call 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or email MISservicedesk@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk


News round-up from the SBS Capita-accredited SIMS team

News round-up from the SBS Capita-accredited SIMS team

Our latest blog includes details of SBS’ latest Capita-accreditation, our upcoming Data Managers Forum dates and how we can support schools across the country with SIMS.

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New SIMS patch available: Issue with Contacts and CTFs with Pre-Admissions

New SIMS patch available: Issue with Contacts and CTFs with Pre-Admissions

Capita have discovered an issue with importing CTFs for pre-admissions that may cause some problems with your contacts. Patch 24068 will fix any contacts that were incorrectly matched where they had an address.

Please read our recent blog for further details and how we can help.

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Are you ready for Analysing in SIMS?

Are you ready for Analysing in SIMS?

We know that at this time of year there are a lot of assessments and results to analyse and a lot of headline figures to collate and work out.

Please read our recent blog for further details and downloads to help you along the way.

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Your SIMS Summer Upgrade is here! (7.182)

Your SIMS Summer Upgrade is here! (7.182)

The new upgrade is out and available now and comes with a vast array of little changes that have been made based on customer feedback through Capita’s Change Request system.

Please read our recent blog for further details on the changes made.

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Downloading & Importing KS2 test results

How to download and import KS2 Test results from the NCA Tools Website

For help downloading and importing KS2 results please read our recent blog.

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Next generation of Exams in SIMS

Sneak Peak of the next generation of Exams in SIMS

A very early preview of what to expect and how you can feedback with your thoughts.

Please read our recent blog for further details.

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Is your school having a summer technology clear out?

Is your school having a summer technology clear out?

As July arrives, a reminder to schools that SBS can provide a convenient, cost-effective School Asset Disposal service.

Ideal for spring cleaning around the Easter holidays or the upcoming summer break, asset disposal is an important housekeeping task for schools that need to clear out unused electrical items in a responsible, compliant manner.

Read our recent blog for further details.

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