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 Post subject: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:31 am 
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Hi,

My DD sat Tiffin 1st stage yesterday, fingers crossed and hoping that she makes it to the next stage.

Can anyone please advise what to expect at the next stage? How was Tiffin 2nd stage paper last year? My DD found the maths paper difficult yesterday, so guess the 2nd stage will be tougher.

Please advise on how / what to prepare now.

Thanks,


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 Post subject: Re: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:24 pm 
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The second stage exams only started 3 years ago (those currently in year 9 were first to take them)

They have changed a bit each year, 3 years ago there was just titles, English and maths released in advance, no formats, no indication of length or number of questions, no clue as to the time available for each paper. Tiffins changes the tests to try and stop people learning how to pass the test. The tests tend to be pitched at a high level 5 or level 6, it would be no use setting them at level 4 and then everyone getting similar good results (need to be able to rank the candidates) which is why some questions will seem hard.

I don't think it is appropriate to answer any questions that might benefit late sitters (and its against forum rules).

However if you want the history then I suggest you scroll back a few pages in the Surrey section until you find similar threads about 12 months, 24 months and 36 months ago as these may answer your question.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:31 pm 
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Can someone please suggest some books to do Standard maths for tiffins stg2?


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 Post subject: Re: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:05 am 
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1. Maths books covering full KS2 syllabus.
2.S&S Maths problems book 5 & 6
3. Maths books covering KS3 syllabus but do only level 6 and maybe some of level 7 questions relating to KS2 topics.

Then, past papers of independent schools which you could download from their websites.

Perhaps other forum members could also help and give more tips.

All the best.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:35 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
1. Maths books covering full KS2 syllabus.
2.S&S Maths problems book 5 & 6
3. Maths books covering KS3 syllabus but do only level 6 and maybe some of level 7 questions relating to KS2 topics.

Then, past papers of independent schools which you could download from their websites.

Perhaps other forum members could also help and give more tips.

All the best.


Thank you tiffinboys for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiffin second stage
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:47 pm 
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FWIW I think you really need to be careful to not prepare stuff that will not come up.

Stick to KS2; Just make sure you have covered it all.

Preparing beyond KS2 just increases the scope and stress of the process.

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