A few years ago one of my daughters came out of the North London Consortium exam and burst into tears; she hadn't finished the maths paper and was sure she had got half the answers wrong. All the other girls seemed to be skipping away saying it was fine and they'd answered every question.
She was offered an interview, and subsequently a place, by every school she applied to, including two of the highest achieving schools in the country.
Good luck to everyone who has children sitting exams this month. It's stressful, not least for the parents, but don't worry too much about how your child says they have got on in the exam, they often can't really tell.
Highwater, this is comforting to hear b/c my DD also thought she didn't do well in the Maths section and felt she got a lot of problems wrong. This was surprising for us to hear because she is a strong math student and scored in the 90th percentile in past papers. She thought the Math section was harder and the English was easier than past papers. Now we are all nervous because she didn't feel confident of her performance. Highwater's comment is comforting to hear.
Curious whether any of your DDs solved the last Math problem (#38, I believe). We found many of her friends thought it was very difficult and couldn't solve it.