Tiffin School & Tiffin Girls' School
The Tiffin School and Tiffin Girls' School are amongst the most competitive selective entrance schools in the country. The papers are not shared with other schools and consist of a Stage 1 multiple choice exam and a Stage 2 open answers exam. In all cases the Tiffin exams assess English and Maths, with no assessment of Verbal or Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Stage 1 - Multiple Choice
Entrance to either school begins with registration for the Stage 1 multiple choice test. This consists of two exclusively multiple-choice papers, one for English and one for Maths. The papers last between 40 and 50 minutes.
The Maths paper includes expected and advanced questions across addition, subtraction and multiplication, fractions and ratios, percentages, decimals, algebra, measurement and units, data and coordinates, monetary and word-based problems.
The English paper evaluates reading comprehension, punctuation, sentence structure, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, word classes and literary devices.
In most cases this first test will determine eligibility to sit Stage 2, and whilst the pass mark varies year-by-year due to peer averages, it is best to aim for at least 85% as an average across both papers, with neither paper scoring less than 80%. The reality could be higher each year, but this is a good rule of thumb when preparing for the big day.