My son found the Verbal reasoning paper on par with the GL assessment practice papers we'd been doing at home.
He thought the English papers were reasonably easy, but found the maths very hard and he only did about half of it. He said that the questions weren't too hard in themselves....but they were very time consuming.
He was very upset afterwards because he's always been very good at maths and expected to find that the easiest part.
He's certain he won't get in but who knows
I said maybe everyone struggled....it's comforting to hear a few other boys struggled.
As for Tiffins...he didn't think the VR or NVR were too bad (again on par with the practice papers we'd done) but he didn't finish...he had to guess the last 8 questions on each paper! Time has always been the issue for us. Interestingly though...he was in a room of 22 for the exam and at the end the invigilator asked if everyone had finished...and not one boy had.
Still...we're not holding out much hope.