Don't panic! My son came out of the test last November devasted and convinced that he had completely mucked up because the tests were so much harder than the past papers he had sat (plus the stress of the day) - particularly the maths (which was his forte) and the verbal reasoning. On results day he got into SHSB out of borough very comfortably with the following scores:
English Score 26/50
Mathematics score 27/40
Verbal Reasoning Score 61/80
We decided that we wouldn't get the papers to look at until after the results came out and when we did we were amazed that he did as well as he did! My husband is a secondary school teacher and couldn't believe the complexity of the questions, many of which would have fazed pupils taking a GCSE. On the English paper there were several answers that neither of us could understand how they were right.
Hope this helps