Customer Information: Update now live (12/11/2019)

This is a significant update, with some new features and fixes. It contains a host of major the provisional 2019 key stage 5 value added coefficients. The full changelog can be downloaded from

Known issues:

We are aware that some users are having trouble applying this update, please see before logging a ticket. Other reported issues:

1) Importing into a custom field doesn't work and the data is not imported (workaround is to enter the values in relevant column in Edit Pupils)

2) If any pupils have a grade of N in the Edit Markbook, Pupil Display won't print for that pupil

 What is a series?


A series is a snapshot of performance - a Y11 Autumn 1 series may refer to teacher assessments that were taken before Autumn half term.

Over the course of a year, 4Matrix can be used to analyse, diagnose, track, forecast and report on the progress of pupils from years 7 to 11. 

Greater emphasis is placed on KS4 however - the significance of this is that it is this information that will largely influence an inspection judgement. 

Progress is monitored by entering series of most-likely grades into 4Matrix, either once or twice a term.

For a new group of Year 11 pupils, a typical data cycle might include:


1) Y10 mock exam results - this will provide the first series for the new cohort of Y11

2) Autumn Term - most likely grades entered twice during the term

3) Target grades

4) Spring Term - most likely grades entered twice during the term

5) Summer Term - most likely grades entered

6) Actual exam results available in August


All of these data points can imported into 4Matrix as a Series. There is no limit to how many series you can import. A similar cycle would take place for year 10.

This will provide an analytical record of Y11 performance using a ‘point analysis’ technique, i.e. several series of data about estimated grades collected of twice per term, and forming a record of movement over an academic year. Here are just some examples:

  • The Series Analysis tool will show the differences between any series for a selected cohort of pupils

  • The Series Comparison tool will show the movement of grades towards the target grades

  • The Flight Path tool will show trajectories for every pupil based on national chances tables, against which their progress can be plotted, and targets set

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