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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.


A Tiffin Production

15 February 2019 by

A wonderful 4 nights of Oliver!, the musical, with huge congratulations to the cast, the crew, and the music and dance departments.






Tiffin pupil selected for Cross Country Nationals

8 February 2019 by

Ollie Coppellotti in Year 12 came in the top 5 in Surrey at the County Championships held at Reigate on the second weekend of January. This top position also gained him selection for the English School Championships. This is  the first time this decade we have had an athlete at the Nationals.  Very well done, Ollie.


German Exchange trip

8 February 2019 by

Sixteen intrepid students of German in Year 10 were brave enough to push themselves out of their comfort zone to go on the German Exchange to Neuwied, in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.  The school has had an arrangement with the Rhein-Wied Gymnasium (Grammar School) in Neuwied for more than 10 years.



The Tiffin students got to observe German life close at hand, staying with a German family for a week, attending lessons in schools, and (crucially) eating large portions of German food!


They improved their German listening and speaking skills, kept a written diary in German of their efforts, and made great friends. Our hosts were wonderfully welcoming. They organised social gatherings, meals, pool tournaments, and in some cases even drove their Tiffinian guests to the Nürburgring!


We visited the famous Cologne cathedral, climbing to the top to get a view of the city. We went to the Lindt chocolate museum and attempted (with partial success) to escape from an Escape Room alongside the Rhein. We visited the birthplace of Ludvig van Beethoven in Bonn, visited the museum of calculation, and had a pitstop at the home of Haribo!



We went to the Rhein museum, saw the famous Deutsches Eck at the confluence of the Rhein and Moselle rivers.  We also had a monumental snowball fight on the banks of the Rhein in Koblenz.





School trip to Berlin

8 February 2019 by

This year we extended the German Sixth Form trip to Berlin from 3 to 4 days, and for the first time both, Year 12 and Year 13 students, went together and this new format worked really well.



Our schedule was packed and on the first day we went straight to the DDR-museum. where we engaged in an interactive exhibition showing us the reality of everyday life in former communist East Germany. As with so many other communist countries, East Germany referred to itself as the German Democratic Republic (GDR), in stark contrast to life explained at the museum.


On day 2 we saw the Berlin Wall and the famous museums on the Museumsinsel. The highlight of the day was our late night tour of the Reichstag, the German parliament building. Our guide led us on an enthralling tour of the building, and we all agreed that the graffiti, left by Soviet soldiers after they stormed the building in May 1945, was the most memorable part of the tour.



Next morning, we took the bus to the Alexanderplatz and the TV-Tower. Built inthe late 1960s in East Germany, the viewing deck is 200m above Berlin and provides great views and despite being 50 years old, it is still one of the tallest structures in Europe. The Brandenburg gate and the Holocaust memorial were both full of historic meaning and providing us with plenty discussion material.



A key part of the A-Level curriculum is the Oscar winning film “Das Leben der Anderen” (“The Lives of  Others”) and visiting the Stasimuseum on Friday gave us a lot additional information and a deeper insight into the secret police and their control over life in the GDR.


The trip was a great success and all 13 students agreed that it has enriched their cultural knowledge.


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