All DS said was that it was harder than the practice papers they had been doing. It would be interesting to see how the results compare to the 11+ score they got - do they correlate? Is someone with a score of 230+ for example someone who is scored as working at greater depth, and someone with a score of 200 expected?
A score of 200 in the 11+ will still generally mean a child working above national average.
The syllabus for KS2 literacy is also pretty different to the 11 Plus.
Imo the ability to identify the modal verb in a sentence tells us absolutely nothing about how literate a child actually is.
By the way, the DFE have issued a press release about the accidental early release of today's SPAG KS2 test...in which they have spelled 'breach' as 'breech'
They are now in discussions about whether this was a 'leek' or a 'leak'.
Nicky Morgan is 'sincerily' sorry