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Tiffin is delighted to announce that from September 2019, we will 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. Boys and girls are invited to apply for places by filling in the online application form, which is available on the website. We aim to admit around 80 new students each year to the Sixth Form, and we therefore expect about 40 per year to be girls, giving at least 80 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 4 October 2018 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, and will be regularly updated over the next few months. You can also follow developments on Twitter@Tiffin_School

 

German Debating Competition Win

30 November 2018 by

The 4th annual German Debating competition was held at Ibstock Place School on Tuesday 20th November, with a Tiffin team comprising 4 experienced Sixth Form veterans and 8 keen Year 11 rookies. The Debating Competition is entirely voluntary, and is offered above and beyond the normal German curriculum. With significant interest in Year 11, Tiffin were permitted to enter 4 teams in that age group. With 12 competitors, this Tiffin team was the largest team from any school in the history of the competition.

 

All competitors engage in very formal debates against students of the same age from other schools on a number of contentious issues. All the debates are held entirely in the German language, and are scored by independent umpires. This year’s motions included making school uniform voluntary, the EU as an  anachronism, and the negative impact of the fashion industry on the young.

 

The standard was again fierce, and a number of prestigious schools were involved in the process, including Lady Eleanor Holles, Kingston Grammar School, Highgate and Ibstock Place.

 

The Tiffin German Debating Team won both the Year 13 and Year 11 competitions, (both finishing undefeated after 3 debates) with a creditable 3rd place in the Year 12 competition. All the entrants in the Year 11 competition were highly commended.  Euan O’Connor and Laurie Kenney won their category for the 2nd year running, and Euan has now won at all levels in the 3 years he has competed.  The competition highlights the wonderful dynamism, enthusiasm and rigour that our students of German possess. Well done to all involved!

 

          

 


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