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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 am 
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Hi All,
Just I have gone through Tiffin 2nd stage call letter FAQ, it is very specific about pen/ ball pen which is not erasable. So children can not use the pencil?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:00 am 
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ksrkuk wrote:
Hi All,
Just I have gone through Tiffin 2nd stage call letter FAQ, it is very specific about pen/ ball pen which is not erasable. So children can not use the pencil?

Kind Regards,
RK


Not in your area, but if the letter specifies a non-erasable pen, then it's not very likely that pencil can be used. Is it actually phrased as, 'What to bring:...'?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:03 am 
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I was presuming they will provide pencils and erasures for the Maths Test.

It would be good to get some clarification.

Anybody know from last year?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Off memory, it was pen / ballpoints 2 years ago. But DC had taken pencils as well.

Also I found following post from piggys which some may find useful for English papers.


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Bucksmum: of course there will be very specific guidelines for the marking of the HB paper. You can bet it is only marked by English specialists for a start. When I worked in one of the SS only members of my dept (English) were allowed to mark their in-house English paper, whereas the marking of their maths paper could be undertaken by members of a range of departments, being far simpler to mark.

What will they be looking for ? first and foremost a strong command of language and vocabulary; the ability to express themselves with maturity and precision. Being adept at responding to stimuli, for example a picture or a statement, or write the text for a brochure which advertises or promotes a product or service. They will also come down strongly on candidates who have 'learned' set similes parrot fashion and obstinately insert them somewhere into their writing (believe me, you can always tell!). Awareness of audience and a sense of the writer's voice. My advice to anyone holding out for round 2 is read lots - not just novels but news reports, persuasive pieces, diary entries and so on. There is not a set formula for HB as there is with the DAO English paper. Last year girls were asked to do a descriptive piece which was loosely based on that year's English Language GCSE paper (an open ended style task, so not as bonkers as it sounds!) but this year could be different. Your dd should be able to think for herself!


Good luck all.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:39 pm 
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From memory, last year they were asked to bring pencils & pens. English was written in pen and maths in Pencil. They will get instruction at the beginning of the exam

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:04 am 
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Were pencils allowed this year?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:40 am 
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Ballpoint pens only.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:08 pm 
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stateschoolman wrote:
Ballpoint pens only.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Ballpoint only few years ago :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 am 
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My DD told that the exam duty person offered Biro pen to students if they needed pen. very helpful staff at TGS !


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