SIMS Exams - results day guidance updated for 2017
  July 20 2017

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As the academic year draws to a close and we look ahead to the summer holidays, Exams Officers in particular are turning their attentions to preparations for the results days. Results Day Survival K...
SIMS Patch to update Performance Indicators
  June 16 2017

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Following feedback from SIMS users, Capita have released a patch (number 23087) designed to help address some concerns raised regarding the accurate updating of performance indicators. The patch wil...
Performance Measures for England 2017 – Important News
  April 28 2017

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Did you know that this summer Capita SIMS will not be creating a Performance Measures file (PM file) for English schools? Instead, Capita have introduced some new tools within SIMS intended to enab...
Progress 8 and Attainment 8
  January 27 2017

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Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are hot topics right now. Last Thursday, when most schools and academies were running their Census, the DfE published the national performance tables for Key Stages 4 and ...
Consolidated Exams patch available
  December 15 2016

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Capita have now released a consolidated exams patch (22509) which adds the newly identified discount codes TA1, TA2 and TA3 as well as correcting JCQ Gradeset 43 and fixing basedata issues previous...
Exams Performance Measures File version 2
  August 23 2016

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Capita have released a version 2 of the Performance Measure File for exams information. This file along with the latest QAN catalogue are important for your reporting of exam results and analysis. ...
Exams Patches from Capita
  August 15 2016

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Capita's escalation team have now passed the consolidated patch 22159 following testing and this will be released today. They apologise for the delay in getting this out and hope applying this as a ...
Getting ready for Exams Results Day
  July 13 2016

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A new Performance Measures file has just been released by CAPITA. Schools will need to ensure that they are on the Summer version of SIMS (7.170) before proceeding with the import. Download the file...
Top tips for effective exams analysis
  June 07 2016

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With the busy exam season now upon us analysing your final exam results begins to rank highly on the list of priorities. This year the emphasis on exam outcomes is somewhat greater with new performan...
Progress 8 data within the SIMS School Report
  December 07 2015

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We have seen this recent video from Capita regarding Progress 8 and thought it may be of interest to our readers because of how you can now view the Progress 8 data within the SIMS School Report and ...