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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:12 am 
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I got email from tiffins school yesterday that my son would need to sit tiffins exam on 8th oct and not 7th oct due to high number of boys appearing for the exam. has anyone faced such a date change for tiffins in previous years? i mean i am puzzled as to why there will be so very many more boys this year so as to add an additional day for the exam. also with tiffins adding catchment area, i thought lesser people would apply for it due to being discouraged.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:13 am 
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The 14 km zone failed too. Oh dear............... :roll: :roll:
Hope the Governors wake up........


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:52 am 
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1700 coming on Oct 7. Must be huge (!)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:55 am 
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Grape vine telling figure of over 2200 registered for the entrance test. Not all actually sit.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:58 am 
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I am keen to know if in previous years too they had to assign one more test date at the last moment due to huge number of candidates? (The website does not state any such thing) or is it the firs time. why sudden increase?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:00 am 
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tiffinboys wrote:
The 14 km zone failed too. Oh dear............... :roll: :roll:
Hope the Governors wake up........


Not everyone applied need to be within 14 km, including us. My son is also sitting on the 8th.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:02 am 
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mentor ma wrote:
I am keen to know if in previous years too they had to assign one more test date at the last moment due to huge number of candidates? (The website does not state any such thing) or is it the firs time. why sudden increase?

The sorry stories are in the previous years' threads. Ofcourse, the School and LA would not include this information in their guides and FAQs.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:03 am 
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for those who are not in 14 km distance like me, do we really stand any chance, as one needs qualifying score and proximity to school to get in now on. i am in two minds whether to send him for exam that day or not. also how is the trafic in that area. we have been given 8 am slot :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:05 am 
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nssdesikan wrote:
tiffinboys wrote:
The 14 km zone failed too. Oh dear............... :roll: :roll:
Hope the Governors wake up........


Not everyone applied need to be within 14 km, including us. My son is also sitting on the 8th.

Quite right, but if the Governors feel it necessary, they can restrict test to those within catchment area; if places are undersubscribed, highly unlikely, then test OOC children. Some schools already have this arrangement.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:09 am 
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mentor ma wrote:
for those who are not in 14 km distance like me, do we really stand any chance, as one needs qualifying score and proximity to school to get in now on. i am in two minds whether to send him for exam that day or not. also how is the trafic in that area. we have been given 8 am slot :roll:


Tiffin test being the last one, it is not even good as free mock for other grammars.
Did you visit the School on the Open day? Traffic would be almost the same, specially the morning one.

Is it possible that Tiffin has put all OOCs on the second day? They might be hoping that many would not even turn up.


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