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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:28 pm 
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Thank you to 'atestingtime' for submitting the following. (2010)

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With 2 sons there and this website having been invaluable I am inspired to register, make my first posting and do the same with information gathered about Tiffin. Hope it helps - atestingtime



Selection for admission to the school is by ability only as measured in performance in two tests, non verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning

Tests comprise of 2 exams each of 80 questions in 50 minutes, taken at the school on the same morning in December with a break in between exams

Test papers are written by GL assessment (formally nfer Nelson who were until Jan 2008 part of NFER)

NVR has 4 sections of 20 questions; no time limit has yet been allocated per section

NVR questions have historically been chosen from 6 types
    Analogical relationships
    Isomorphic relationships
    Codes
    Series
    Odd One Outs
    Matrices

Tiffin has 140 Year 7 places each year which are allocated in order based on total highest standardised scores calculated from the raw scores of each test.


Additional information can be found in the School section and on Tiffin School admissions page.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Any hints or indications from TS so far whether they will follow TGS and require Math & English tests as well?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:17 am 
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I think Etienne information may not be up to date.

From Tiffin's website and 2014 Admission PAN: they have 150 places year 7 places, not 140.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:14 am 
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atestingtime wrote:


With 2 sons there and this website having been invaluable I am inspired to register, make my first posting and do the same with information gathered about Tiffin. Hope it helps - atestingtime



Selection for admission to the school is by ability only as measured in performance in two tests, non verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning

Tests comprise of 2 exams each of 80 questions in 50 minutes, taken at the school on the same morning in December with a break in between exams

Test papers are written by GL assessment (formally nfer Nelson who were until Jan 2008 part of NFER)

NVR has 4 sections of 20 questions; no time limit has yet been allocated per section

NVR questions have historically been chosen from 6 types
    Analogical relationships
    Isomorphic relationships
    Codes
    Series
    Odd One Outs
    Matrices


The above is still valid for 2014 test. PAN is 180 and catchment area is 14km on straight line basis.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:33 pm 
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This is going to sound very silly and naive of me, but another mum told me that there was some rumour about some changes to the format of the tiffin test? I am sure this can't be true due without a consultation, but has anyone else heard anything similar or know what she might be referring to?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:58 pm 
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There is no change for 2014 test.

No one knows what changes might come for later years i.e. 2015 onwards. Admission arrangements are put to consultation in Dec - Feb window and the determined arrangements are published in April. So for any definitive answer for 2015, we will have to wait till then, unless Tiffin School 'officially' leak some information before then.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:38 pm 
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Pheww...

But honestly, I wish they do the same as the Suttons. I think they will have to go TGS way too.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:54 pm 
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Is Croydon in the catchment of Tiffins Boys?I am confused about this.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:47 pm 
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For current year, the catchment area is 14 km radius from School (KT2 6RL). You could check straight line distance from your home address to School using freemap tools.

For definitive answer, check with Schools Admission office or Kingston LA.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:33 pm 
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The tests are now changing for 2016 intake (tests in 2015).

NVR/VR tests are proposed to be dropped.

1. Stage one will be multiple choice test in English and Maths.

2. Stage 2 will be standard format test in English and Maths. Equally weighted for combined score.

PAN is being increased to 180.
Catchment is radius of 14 km.


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