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Tiffin is delighted to admit girls as well as boys into the Sixth Form, allowing the fantastic benefits and quality of Tiffin Sixth Form to be delivered within a mixed environment. We aim to admit around 100 new students each year to the Sixth Form, and we therefore expect about 50 per year to be girls, giving at least 100 girls in the Sixth Form overall, and representing approximately 20-25% of the total number of Sixth Formers.

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Thursday 10 October 2019 when the academic and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at Tiffin's Sixth Form will be fully explained. Our website highlights the great opportunities at Tiffin, you can also follow developments on Twitter@Tiffin_School.

 

MATHS CHALLENGE SUCCESSES

12 December 2019 by

SENIOR TEAM MATHS CHALLENGE

There has been much success by students within the last month! On November 6th, four students pictured right: Christian Cases (Yr12), Arnav Jadhav (Yr12), Jack Yu (Yr11) and Ojas Gulati (Yr10) represented the school in the SW Regional Final of the UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge (intended for Sixth Formers). These students were selected after an intensive try-out process for which over 30 students in the school took part.

 

 

The competition consists of three rounds: a Group Round, involving 10 difficult questions the team work on together, a ‘cross number’ round (think crossword clues but with numbers), and the dreaded ‘Relay’ round, where the answer to one question feeds into the next.

 

After two of these rounds, Tiffin were level pegging on full marks with Kings College Wimbledon. But our team’s prowess and experience shone through on the last round, where we again achieved full marks bar a single lost time bonus, achieving an amazing score of 178/180 vs King’s 168/180 (who finished in second place). We will once again be taking part in the National Final in central London in February. Congratulations to the boys!

 

SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE

 

On November 7th, 127 Sixth Form students (and younger) took part in the Senior Maths Challenge. This is a challenging paper, taken by hundreds of thousands of students across the UK, consisting of 25 multiple choice questions of increasing difficulty. We are delighted at the record results, with 11 students qualifying for the extremely prestigious British Maths Olympiad, reserved for only the top 1000 students nationally. Congratulations to the Year 13s (Ollie Coppelotti, Haotian Wu, Gus Goodman and Saomiyan Mathetharan), Year 12s (Christian Cases, Gianluca Maffi, Arnav Jadhav) and the Year 10s (Nathaniel Johnson, Ojas Gulati, Arlo McKillop) who achieved this accolade.

 

A further 40 students achieved a Gold certificate (top 10% of entrants nationally), with special mention to Kai Jewson and Lucas Bowman, who are only in Year 9. The Olympiad will take place on 29th November and consists of a 3.5-hour exam consisting of just six incredibly challenging questions. A further 29 students have qualified for the Senior Kangaroo follow on round. We wish these students the best of luck.

 

 

BRITISH INFORMATICS OLYMPIAD

On 12th December a number of Tiffinians took part in the British Informatics Olympiad. This is a 3 hour exam consisting of three difficult programming tasks, in which students code in any programming language of their choice. At least one Tiffinian has managed to reach the National Final at Cambridge University (consisting of the top 15 across the country) each year for the last 3 years.

 

 

We wish them the best of luck!

 

 


Large charitable donation to Lepra

12 December 2019 by

Students at Tiffin School are helping beat leprosy by fundraising and collecting donations for Lepra. Over 180 students in Year 7 took part in a Fundraising Educational Project and were able to raise £4128.29 for the international charity.

Leprosy is a curable disease that affects millions of people across the world, but is often misunderstood or ignored, along with those affected by it. Lepra work in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique to find, cure and treat those affected, along with educating their communities to help reduce prejudice and fear around leprosy. It takes just £25.00 to treat one person with Leprosy so Tiffin School have raised enough money to help 165 people.

 


Tiffin make top 100 senior schools for cricket

22 November 2019 by

We are very proud to be included once again, in the Cricketer Magazine’s Schools Guide for 2020 featuring the top 100 senior schools. A record number of schools submitted entries to be included in the guide which were judged against an extensive set of criteria, with the chosen schools having outstanding facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

 

The Cricketer is the world’s best-selling cricket magazine and retains its position as the most respected voice in cricket.  We are rightly pleased to have been selected and aim to keep providing as many opportunities as we can for the pupils at Tiffin.

 

The Cricketer magazine will be on sale from Friday 22 November and a digital version on Friday 13 December.


Senior Girls win Cross Country Borough Championship

15 November 2019 by

On 17th October Tiffin had five teams competing for the school at the Borough Cross Country Championships for the first time, running in harsh conditions battling both the wind and the rain at Grist’s. We saw the first senior girls team compete in this event for the school. Representing Tiffin were Olivia Cronin and Neve Husaini. They ran fantastically well together pushing each other forward to a faster pace. Olivia ran a fantastic race finishing in third place and taking the bronze medal with Neve finishing close behind in fourth. For the first time in the history of Tiffin the girls together helped achieve an overall team victory in the Senior Girls event ahead of Holy Cross in second and Tiffin Girls in third.  Olivia and Neve should be very proud in helping to lead the way forward for girls’ sports at Tiffin.

 

From left to right: Mrs Davis, Neve Hussaini, Olivia Cronin, Lottie Fry and Miss Ramsbottom

 


Tiffin student in Yachting UK Youth Squad

15 November 2019 by

Coco Barrett, pictured below, who has just joined us in the Sixth Form, is a member of the Royal Yachting Association UK Youth Squad – Laser Radial.  Coco’s selection for this squad recognises her potential to progress within the British Sailing Team, with the aim of winning selection to the Olympic Development programmes. Coco has been selected on the basis of performance and commitment to a programme of training and competition over a period of several years, and establishes her status as a UK Squad sailor who it is hoped will represent Great Britain at major international events in the forthcoming years.   Well done Coco!

 

 


Our amazing choir

15 November 2019 by

Even by Tiffin standards, the last few weeks have been incredibly busy for all the School’s choirs. On Tuesday, the Chamber Choir and some of the Trebles performed at the switching on of the Covent Garden Christmas lights, in collaboration with Universal, the film company behind this year’s major Christmas movie Last Christmas, which a number of the Trebles and Children’s Chorus recorded and filmed for last year, and which is being released this week. The event was an enormous and very glamorous one, hosted by Harriet Scott and Ronan Keating, and featuring celebrity guests from Last Christmas, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Paul Feig. The Choir sang “Walking in the Air” from The Snowman and “Once in Royal David’s City”, in which Jasper Jones (Year 8) sang the first verse solo beautifully. They then sang two arrangements of George Michael songs, “Faith”, and “Heal the Pain”, with a fantastic solo from Emily Jones (Year 12).

 

 

As well as the release of Last Christmas (look out for the Choir in the opening sequence), this month has seen the release of Dunedin Consort’s CD of Handel’s Samson, which eleven Trebles recorded with the ensemble in June 2018, directed by John Butt. The Trebles sing the chorus line throughout the recording.

On the same evening as the Covent Garden event, thirty Trebles made their way to the Cadogan Hall for the second of two performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The boys performed brilliantly, and for many of them it was their first big concert with the Choir.

 

Shortly before half term, the Boys’ Choir also visited Oxford to sing Evensong with New College Choir, performing music by Howells and Jonathan Dove.

 

The Chamber Choir made their debut at the Royal Festival Hall last week, performing in charity concert, ‘Night Under the Stars’, in aid of homeless charity ‘The Passage’. They performed a number of choruses from Italian operas, including the Te Deum from Puccini’s Tosca, which a number of the boys had performed as Trebles.

 

 

For the sopranos and altos of the Choir, this was the second major concert hall they had performed in in the space of a week. Alongside a number of Trebles and Children’s Chorus singers, they performed Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts at the Barbican the previous Wednesday. Unfortunately the composer had become ill during the previous part of the group’s tour and wasn’t able to perform in the concert, but it was incredibly exciting to perform such an important work with the group for whom it was written.

 

 


Harvard and Yale information evening

4 October 2019 by

We were delighted to host a very informative evening given by Janet Irons, Head of Admissions at Harvard and Keith Light, Head of Admissions at Yale, who talked to both Tiffin students and those from other invited schools.  They explained how to apply and the financial help to pay to study in the US.

 


Trampolining success

13 September 2019 by

James Dowrich in Year 12 began his trampolining career 12 years ago and now jumps as a national trampolinist. He has represented Tiffin in the schools’ national events and through his club, and hopes to enter his first international competition next year. Last year he won his first national finals event on 11 November at the EIS Arena in Sheffield. Since then had been working towards his latest competition, which was the National Development Pathway (NDP) finals on 14 July and once again won his 17+ age group. He trains for around 10 hours a week to ensure that he can achieve his goals for the season and now he is preparing for this year’s league finals which will be held in Derby on 10 November.

 


GIRLS JOIN TIFFIN SIXTH FORM

13 September 2019 by

This September we welcomed over 100 new faces into the Tiffin fold, including for the first time, female students. With much excitement from staff and students alike, our annual induction programme started on Tuesday 3 September with students quickly being introduced to Sixth Form life at Tiffin before a slightly more relaxed activities day at our Grist’s Sports Ground on Wednesday. A morning of team building activities saw new form groups get to know each other and in the beaming September sunshine it rapidly became apparent that we as Tiffin staff are in for a treat as all of the students took on the challenges with great enthusiasm and fantastic shared effort. Since then, as normal lessons have begun, our Year 12s have continued to impress as they embrace every aspect of Tiffin life from prefecting duties to having our first female rugby players. Staff too have come to me on repeated occasions remarking on how wonderfully intelligent and engaging their Year 12 classes have been. We look forward to seeing our Year 12s grow into their A Level subjects and increased roles of responsibility across the school.

 


CELEBRATION EVENING FOR LEAVERS

13 September 2019 by

It was excellent to be able to see the A level students for the last time as a cohort at their Leavers’ Celebration last night.  We were delighted to welcome old Tiffinian, Samir Desai CBE, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the peer-to-peer enterprise Funding Circle as our special guest.

 

 

 

It was amazing to recall the successes of this year group, and we wish them all the very best as they move on to university or employment and hope they keep in touch through the Tiffinian Association, which unites the alumni of the School.  The event also marked the inaugural outing of the new Tiffin Chamber Choir.

 

 


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