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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:10 pm 
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The school web site has now been updated with the 2016-2017 admission arrangements.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:15 pm 
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Martin_Procter wrote:
The school web site has now been updated with the 2016-2017 admission arrangements.

Thanks for the alert. The link is as follows. Comments reserved.

http://www.tiffingirls.kingston.sch.uk/ ... 16-17.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:37 am 
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No GL assessment VR/NVR. Not sure if the first round is CEM now (HBS style)?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:42 am 
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Gossip is that schools would themselves prepare test papers and likely to be more like Sutton's SET.

No information from schools yet.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:08 pm 
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So glad to know that Tiffin Girls has finalised their exam format. Does it mean we can definitely forget about Vr & Nvr ?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:18 pm 
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Yes.

But it is possible that VR type questions crop up in the literacy or numeracy multiple choice questions in Stage 1.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:29 pm 
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Thank you Tiffinboys.

I am not very familiar with the new system used by Tiffin Girls. Although have searched around on this website, but most books suggested here are still pretty much linked to the old tests format. A bit confused now! We haven't started any proper preparations yet. So in order to save the precious time, and get on the right track quickly, could anyone kindly shed the light on the effective preparation resources to assist us from now onward, e.g. English (including vocabulary) Maths & Creative Writing? Thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:16 pm 
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Basically, concentrate on covering English and Maths Key stage 2 syllabus. Some of it wil not be covered in the primary school by the time of the entrance tests.

When you have covered the KS2 course, try to do level 7 English and Maths. Tiffin test in English is particularly hard in both comprehension and writing. We would use Athey, Bond and GL practice papers for multiple choice stage 1 test.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:48 pm 
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To add to the above post.

We will also use past test papers of independent schools like St Paul's Girls, Manchester Grammar, City of London, Habs, Merchant Taylor, North London consortium etc. downloadable from their website.

For Comprehension, we are using Bond Comprehension books. Also practice writing all genres. You may like to use AE Creative Writing series and also Writing books for Independent schools' Common Entrance Exams.

For mental maths and word problems, You may like to use Schofield and Sims books to Book 6.

I am sure Ladymuck, DG and others could add more useful tips.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:34 am 
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In Stage2 English Test for TGS, how much time do you get and what are the total marks for reading and writing?


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