I'm guessing that these are the same samples we got last year (the first question on the VR has the answer QUICK, yes I have kept the samples
It is such a stressful time but I do think that the parents feel it a lot more than the children, well I certainly did last year.
I do think the system needs an overhaul but I don't the problem is the tests per se, the problem stems from the perceived difference between the "top" and "bottom" schools in our area. Until this gap closes whatever system is in place will always be harsh for somebody.
Good luck to all the children taking tests over the next few weeks. I hope you all have the final outcome you wish for.