The Tiffin Girls’ School
Admissions and 11 Plus exam information for The Tiffin Girls’ School. Use the site to help you find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to The Tiffin Girls’ School.
11 Plus Entry Information for The Tiffin Girls’ School
The school is a selective girls’ grammar school. It draws students from a very wide area. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is well below average. There is a higher proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds than in most schools. The largest groups are from Sri Lanka and India. The school experienced a major fire in 2003 and moved into a new wing in September 2006. There was a major flood in 2007. The school has had a specialism for mathematics and computing since 2002. In September 2007, the school also became a specialist languages college following designation as a high performing school. The school has Artsmark Gold, Sportsmark and the International School Award.
|Address||Tiffin Girls’ School, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PL|
|Places in Year 7||150|
|The Tiffin Girls’ School 11+ Resources||Maths resources English resources Creative Writing Resources|
|Competition||10+ applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||11 Plus – Stage 1 GL Maths and English, Stage 2 Maths and English school written.|
The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam Format
The 11 Plus Exam format for The Tiffin Girls’ School is written by GL Assessment. They follow the same examination format as Tiffin School which grants entry to both schools. The format is made up of two stages and is as follows:
If they are successful, they will be invited to take part in Stage 2, which is as follows.
Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam Paper
Some publishers have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for this consortium might look like.
We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.
The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:
If a pupil passes the stage 1 process, they will be invited back to take a second test.
How to prepare for The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam
Essentially you have 5 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.
1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in London Kingston-upon-Thames to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.
2/ Other parents use a Tuition Centre with group tuition. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Tuition centres in London Kingston-upon-Thames to help you. These can cost between £1500 and £3500 for a year. For help thinking about which tuition centre might be right for you see our guidance page.
3/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.
4/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus preparation click the link.
5/ Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.
The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help
This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:
If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in London Kingston-upon-Thames.
We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:
And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for London Kingston-upon-Thames.