Bit confused now Capers
are you saying that the second paper doesn't stick to the 21 types, as I though it did and DS1 didn't mention meeting anything he wasn't familiar with -
or that tutors are familiar with some of the exact questions that will come up on the first paper and therefore their students will do spectacularly well on that paper?
I had been told about this before DS1 sat the test and was advised to get a tutor. I didn't and he still passed. Something Orson said a while back though led me to believe that the second scenario was no longer happening.
Milla re re-use I did read way back that someone's DD had wasted time rubbing out previous writing so they must be reusing them from somewhere but I assumed they were from another county.
I do think it is riduculous that they can't write on the paper as it makes more sense than transferring to scrap and sorry the writing answers in the wrong place seems a rather weak excuse. Surely a bright child should be able to follow a basic instruction like write all the answers on the answer sheet