It was the case for the NVER exam that it was handled as discrete sections, pens down girls , read the instructions and look at the examples , pens up now you have X minutes, then pens down again.
My daughter said that they were very strict about this, so you couldn't gain extra time on the easier sections for the harder ones.
Many thanks for the above.
Reading School English paper we used everything we could find relating to eleven-plus as it was our weakest subject, including most of the E-papers from this site. I ignored the unopened KS2 papers on the shelf, with hindsight a mistake. Son complained after exam that we had not done enough comprehension of correct format.
Rather than one long comprehension it was several short ones ( like KS2 but multiple choice ) followed by the usual NFER sections on grammar/spelling/best word?. The paper was we believe sixty five questions in fifty minutes so a test of speed and accuracy rather than difficulty. The maths I would suggest again complete KS2 but not much further, my son claims he finished in twenty minutes, checked it twice and then had to wait. The VR/NVR , probably not as competitive as Kendrick and that just leaves a short essay.
Also plan for the unexpected, have been told some years you get an "odd ball section". Anything else please ask, if you register you can send a private message.
We have Reading taster day on Tuesday 3rd, we are stuck between "what do you mean I have to go on the bus on my own" and "what if I see someone I know, having Dad with me will be embarrassing". I am sure we will all get there in the end.