Hello everyone! This is my first post, but I have lurked extensively in the run up to my son taking the test.
My son was fantastically vague about it all when he did it. He did a bunch of mock tests in the run up to the 11+ with his tutor and always said he'd done quite well......then he'd get the results and he'd got about 60%, so take anything he's said with a pinch of salt.
He said the section where you had to give the meanings of words was really, really hard, and he didn't know what any of the words were, but mispronounced the one word he could remember anyway, so it could have been anything
He is now telling me that he found the comprehension quite good, as we'd inadvertently been doing a stage harder with the Bond books *oops*
He's normally very strong at maths, but found this test very difficult and missed loads out. He couldn't remember anything about the ?verbal reasoning (I'm not sure what the other sections were now). For both of these, again, we used the Bond books.
But his friend came out of there saying it was all easy and he answered all the questions, and he didn't prepare as much as my son. I think an enormous amount has to do with confidence on the day. My poor lad is quite shy and easily put off, so panicks if he doesn't get a question right and then goes blank and can't do any more. His mate is a much more confident and therefore keeps plugging on.
We shall see in March, anyway. Good luck to all the other kids that sat this test!