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The Tiffin Girls’ School



The Tiffin Girls’ School is an all-girls grammar school located in Kingtson upon Thames. The school moved from volutary-aided status to become an Academy in 2011. The school, alongside Tiffin School, the brother school, is administered by Kingston LEA. The school is currently home to just over 1,000 girls, aged between 11 and 18, and every year the school has approximately 1,300 applicants for 180 places.

Exam board not specified

Girls' grammar school

Allocations: 1st March 2020

The Tiffin Girls' School
Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames

Admissions and exam information

The exam is made up of four papers. There will be a break between papers. This exam covers mathematics and English.


Total of 180 places in Year 7

The school does not reveal the exam provider, as they try to produce a level playing field for all candidates. There are two rounds of testing. The results of Stage One will determine who is invited to sit the Stage Two Test, but will not contribute to the final determination of offer of places at the school. The Stage One Test will consist of an English paper and a mathematics paper and both will be multiple-choice style tests. The Stage Two Test will test the core subjects of English and mathematics. Places at the school will be offered based on marks from the Stage Two Test only.

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Exam preparation

From experience we know that the best preparation for the exams cannot be achieved in a short period of time. We believe the earlier your child can practice the better chance they have in securing a place.

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We know that preparing for the exam can be a major focus in your child’s education and we are here to support you throughout that journey. We do not believe in simply ‘teaching to a test’, which is why we offer individualised courses and specialist courses that complement your child’s education in the run up to and beyond the exam.

Working in small groups and independently our members grow in confidence and develop exam techniques to prepare them for the day of the exam and beyond.

Our unique approach not only uses the most up-to-date resources, our engaging and motivational tutors will guide and support your child every step of the way, whilst providing clear and honest feedback about your child’s progress.

How often should my child have extra tuition?

At Explore we take a blended approach that involves a weekly individual session, essential to focus on your child’s core maths and English skills and vital to exam success, as well as one scheduled class-taught session each week that focuses on exam-specific techniques and content. As part of our offering we recommend regular home practice, to embed learning of new skills covered in class. We utilise bespoke online and paper-based materials to provide your child with clear activities to practise at home.

Why should I choose Explore Learning?

We understand that you want to give your child the best opportunities in life and we are here to support you throughout their journey into secondary education. We believe every child should have fair access to exam preparation, we don’t pre-test children, and welcome children of all abilities and will give them the best possible preparation to demonstrate their potential.

Our comprehensive 11 Plus and Entrance Exam courses give children the opportunity to become confident in a range of verbal and non-verbal reasoning methods. In addition, we ensure children are developing the core maths and English skills needed to tackle any exam with confidence. We also prepare children for entrance exams into independent schools, tailoring our courses to suit the focus of schools in the local area.

How to secure a place at this school

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11 Plus course info

Our course is open to all. We don’t pre-test; we welcome all children with the ambition and drive to go to grammar or independent school.

Students on the 11 Plus course attend twice a week; one exam preparation class (tailored to the local exam requirements) and one tailored, flexible session that focuses on developing core maths and English skills. 11 Plus members also have access to a fantastic online resource with unlimited non-verbal and verbal reasoning exam style questions – perfect for home practice whenever you want it.

Our course starts 12 months prior to the exam for Year 5 members.

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