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Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Exam 2022, Year 7 Entry – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Tiffin School is a grammar school for boys in Kingston upon Thames. Established in 1880, it specialises in performing arts and languages, educating roughly 1,060 pupils in accordance with exemplary pastoral standards and the motto To do without saying. [1]

 

Tiffin is a high-achieving, progressive school that prepares pupils for modern life through a stimulating curriculum and effective teaching methods. As a result, children thrive across a rich range of disciplines, such as science, technology and humanities, acquiring skills and knowledge that parallel the school’s strong academic reputation. [2]

 

To ensure their moral, spiritual and social development, Tiffin’s offering provides inclusive learning opportunities, supported by a broad co-curricular programme. Dance, MUN, philosophy, STEM, Duke of Edinburgh, Dissection Club and many other pursuits successfully cater for the cohort’s changing interests, boosting their enthusiasm for learning as they explore their unique talents. [3]

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL

County: London

Admissions info: office@tiffin.kingston.sch.uk, 020 8546 4638

School type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,059 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 180

Open Day date: July

Tiffin 11+ Exam date (stage 1): 29 September 2022

Tiffin 11+ Exam date (stage 2): November 2022

Pass mark: Aim for 85%+ (Stage 1) in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam Board type: Stage 1: (Multiple-choice Maths and English), Stage 2: (Open answer Maths and English)

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Tiffin has 180 places available in Year 7. To learn more about the admissions process, the school encourages parents and their children to attend Open Evening, typically taking place in July. Tours of facilities and meetings with the staff will be arranged for all visiting families.

 

At 11+, admission is determined by pupil performance in a two-stage entrance exam process, which is administered by Kingston Local Education Authority (LEA).

 

Competition for places in Year 7 at Tiffin School is high, so in the likely event of oversubscription, the school applies the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Boys with an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs;
  2. Boys whose permanent place of residence is within the school’s Priority Area;
  3. Boys whose permanent place of residence is outside the Priority Area.

 

For further information about the school’s admissions criteria, please follow this link.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Tiffin School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit Stage One of the entrance exam must complete an online registration form. This can be done through the school’s website when the registration window is open.

 

Boys who pass this stage will be invited to sit Stage Two of the test, set by the school in November. At this point, parents must complete their Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF). Exam results are communicated in March the following year.

 

Tiffin School Catchment Area

 

Does Tiffin School have a catchment area?

 

Yes, they do. For Tiffin School, the catchment area has two sections: Inner Priority Area (pupils who live less than 10 km from Tiffin School) and Outer Priority Area (pupils who live 10 km or more, and less than 14 km from the school).

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The 11+ exam at Tiffin School has two stages:

 

Stage One: English and Maths, both multiple choice.

 

A number of pupils will then be invited back to sit the Stage Two test.

 

Stage Two: English and Maths, set by the school. Although no details are given ahead of the test by the school, previous tests have included comprehension, a writing task and standard format maths questions.

 

How to Prepare for the Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

To successfully prepare your child for the Tiffin School entrance exams, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that he could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.

 

Aside from reflecting the demands of the Tiffin School 11+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. Students who approach preparation in such a methodical way generally have a competitive advantage over their peers who prefer a less structured approach. 

 

Our 11+ resources tend to make the preparation process easily manageable and less demanding in order for your child to feel confident and less stressed about the upcoming 11+ exam. They are age-appropriate, yet challenging, and are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

There is no formal pass mark for the Tiffin School tests. Instead, entry is relative to the performance of the cohort of applicants. Hence, if there are stronger candidates applying in a particular year, the pass mark will be higher.

 

Pupils who are able to score 85%+ consistently in our 11+ Stage 1 practice tests should be on track to pass the Tiffin School Stage 1 exam.

 

Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Tiffin School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

STAGE 1

 

Our top recommendation is to use our Stage 1 specific practice tests for Tiffin School:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 1

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 2

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 3

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 4

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 5

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 6

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 7

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 8

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 9

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 10

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 11

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 12

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 13

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 14

11+ Kingston (Tiffin) Practice Test 15

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended Stage 1 full practice resources for the Tiffin School  11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

Round 1 Bundle Tiffin School

 

English • Stage 1 Exam

Skill Specific Practice

These packs will prove useful for targeted practice of specific question types that have come up in previous years in the Tiffin first round exam:

 

11+ Kingston: Paragraph Ordering

11+ Sutton & Kingston: Prefixes and Suffixes

11+ Sutton & Kingston: Synonyms and Antonyms

11+ Sutton & Kingston: Spelling

11+ Sutton & Kingston: Odd One Out

11+ Comprehension (Pack 1) Fiction

11+ Comprehension (Pack 2) Non-Fiction

11+ Comprehension (Pack 3) Poetry

11+ Cloze

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended Stage 1 resources for the English section of the Tiffin School 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

best stage 1 English exam preparation for Tiffin School

 

Mathematics • Stage 1 Exam

Skill Specific Practice

If you find your child struggling with specific maths topics, you can select the relevant packs below for targeted practice. Detailed video solutions are included with every pack.

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 1)

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 2)

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning  (This pack requires answers to be written in a similar format to that required in the Tiffin first round Maths exam)

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended Stage 1 resources for the Mathematics section of the Tiffin School 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

best stage 1 maths exam preparation for Tiffin School

 


STAGE 2

 

The Stage 2 English exam covers open-answer reading comprehension and a writing test. In a recent exam, the comprehension passages included a story of a woman who was hiking in the Rockies, a passage from Tom Brown’s School Days and a poem called ‘The Moment’. Question formats included rewriting sections in the first person, explaining the meaning of words and plenty of long-form responses that required evidence to back them up. Our English papers are in a strikingly similar format.

 

The Writing task has included provided story endings or specific requirements of how the story needs to be structured. Our Writing Guide covers all known formats of Tiffin’s past writing assessments.

 

English • Standard format

Comprehension

11+ English (Pack 1)

11+ English (Pack 2)

11+ English (Pack 3)

11+ English (Pack 4)

11+ English (Pack 5)

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

11+ Poetry Comprehension

11+ Reading Workbook

11+ Inference Skills (Pack 1)

11+ Inference Skills (Pack 2)

Writing

11+ Writing Prompts

11+ Rewrite & Improve

11+ Spelling (Pack 1)

11+ Spelling (Pack 2)

11+ Complete Writing Guide (Covers all known writing categories that could come up in the Stage 2 test)

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended Stage 2 resources for the English section of the Tiffin School 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

best stage 2 English exam preparation for Tiffin School

 

 

The maths exam covers arithmetic questions followed by plenty of challenging word problems, covering topics such as time zones, speed/distance/time, simultaneous equations and algebra. The test is in standard format, consisted of open-answer questions. In terms of format, timing, question types and difficulty level, the exam is likely to be quite similar to our independent school practice papers listed below.

 

Mathematics • Standard format

Full Practice Tests

11+ Maths (Pack 1)

11+ Maths (Pack 2)

11+ Maths (Pack 3)

11+ Maths (Pack 4)

Skill specific practice

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 1)

11+ Problem Solving (Pack 2)

11+ Mental Arithmetic

11+ Algebra

11+ Angles & Degrees

11+ BODMAS

11+ Estimation & Place Value

11+ Factors & Multiples

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

11+ Measurements

11+ Money

11+ Operations

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

11+ Position & Direction

11+ Probability

11+ Properties of Shapes

11+ Ratio & Proportion

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

11+ Sequences

11+ Special Numbers

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

11+ Statistics

 

You can now purchase a bundle of all of our recommended Stage 2 exam resources for the Maths section of the Tiffin School 11+ Exam at a large discount. Click the Learn More button below:

best stage 2 Maths exam preparation for Tiffin School

 

 

To learn more about the Stage 2 exam for the Tiffin schools, please click here.

 

 

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Why do some of the recommendations above show me independent school papers?

 

The main difference between independent and grammar school papers is the question format. Independent schools usually assess with standard format questions, which means students need to write out full answers. Grammar schools usually use multiple-choice format questions.

 

Whilst Tiffin School is a grammar school, they actually use the independent school (standard) format for some of their exams, which is why they are included in the recommendations above.

 

 

Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Tiffin School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Tiffin School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.

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