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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 pm 
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Hello.

What is the format, how long etc of the Tiffin Boys Stage 2 exam, please? I can’t see anything on their website.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:13 am 
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7.12 The Stage Two Test will be written tests in English and Maths.


Standard format, 2 papers (off memory) of about 45 to 60 minutes each.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Thank you - is English comprehension and essay?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:06 pm 
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Style of paper can change every year, but Yes, it has been one part Comprehension and second, creative writing.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:09 am 
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So let me get this straight - 45min total for both comprehension AND creative writing? How much time should we allocate to creative writing?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:13 am 
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My information may be slightly old. But as I recall, maths is about 45 minutes and English about 60 minutes.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm 
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When one of my other children took the test 4 years ago, the email was worded very clearly that there would be 3 exams, Maths, English & Comprehension. Pick up was 12.20.

This year the email advises that there are 2 papers, Maths & English and pick up is 11.45 so overall time has shortened. A friend suggested that last year the test was only writing, no comprehension, although she said her son wasn't entirely reliable.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:52 am 
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My son took Tiffin test last year and their second stage English exam consisted of a written essay only. They were given some random objects and had to write a story incorporating all of them into it. I vaguely remember they had 50 min to do it (could have been 45).


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm 
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Whereas the year before English consisted of a three-part comprehension test and a creative writing task based on a picture...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:21 pm 
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Pinkpelican wrote:
My son took Tiffin test last year and their second stage English exam consisted of a written essay only. They were given some random objects and had to write a story incorporating all of them into it. I vaguely remember they had 50 min to do it (could have been 45).


The letter for this year says the second stage of both Maths and Eng will be 40% each and the first stage will be 10%. I somehow do not believe they will make the creative writing weigh 40% of the total assessment. Is this possible......?


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