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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:15 pm 
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http://www.tiffinschool.co.uk/_docs/adm ... 6-2017.pdf


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:31 pm 
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2 Stage tests.
Stage 1 on 6th October. Multiple choice, English/Maths.
Stage 2 date to be confirmed, but very likely to be after CAF (probably, joint test with TGS). Standard format, English & Maths.

It seems that stage 1 scores will not form part of the combined score.
Two parts of the stage 2 tests will be equally weighted and will form Combined Score.

Number of candidates invited to stage 2 test also not disclosed/determined.
Lot still to be clarified re marking/scaling/age standardization.

No change in catchment - still 14 km radius.
No places for disadvantaged children.


Last date for response to the consultation: 2nd February 2015 (12:00 hours).


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:30 am 
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Wilson's School has announced their test dates. SET is in September; I think that it is very unlikely that Tiffins would join Sutton grammars consortium.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:21 am 
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tiffinboys wrote:
2 Stage tests.
Stage 1 on 6th October. Multiple choice, English/Maths.
Stage 2 date to be confirmed, but very likely to be after CAF (probably, joint test with TGS).


Just an observation from an outsider, but why on earth do they have to have the Stage 1 test so late, making it more or less inevitable that Stage 2 will not be taken until after the CAF deadline? Surely if they are using multiple choice for the first stage,they could get both stages turned round in time if they started a bit earlier, thus complying more with the spirit of the Admissions Code as well as the letter, so to speak.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:01 am 
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Just an observation from an outsider, but why on earth do they have to have the Stage 1 test so late, making it more or less inevitable that Stage 2 will not be taken until after the CAF deadline?


That baffles me too. For 2015 entry, Tiffin Girls, Sutton Grammar and Henrietta Barnett only had second stage tests after CAF submission.

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Now St. Olaves would also go for post-CAF 2nd stage test.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:12 am 
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Interesting to read proposed admission arrangements of Judd in Kent (super-selective grammar).

http://frog.judd.kent.sch.uk/index.phtml?d=275278

post-code based admission policy being proposed for 140 places out of 155.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:18 am 
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has the world gone mad, exams after CAF dates the lunatics have taken over the asylum!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:54 am 
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Just few days left to respond to Tiffin's consultation. Would suggest changes to test date (now that even Sutton Grammar has realised the need to change it to pre-CAF), priority for inner area and pupil premium places as also being done by TGS.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:16 am 
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Last date for response to the consultation is 2nd February 2015.

Local parents: please take note and respond to bring in preference for local children, places for fsm children and bringing the 2nd stage test date forward to pre-caf deadline.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Just read an interesting development by Langley Grammar School, Slough.

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The Governors have agreed in principle to expand Langley Grammar School from 5 forms of entry to 6 from September 2016, providing an additional 30 places in Year 7 in that and subsequent years. In order for Slough Borough Council to release capital funding, it is expected that the extra places will directly benefit Slough children.


Langley has created a Local Admission area, consisting of Slough post codes areas SL3 7, SL3 8 and SL3 0.
This area (not even full post code) will be allocated 30 places.

I think that Tiffin should also look into similar schemes to prioritize places for local children.


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