I have been mulling over the question of the difficulty of test papers in the last few days, as the test dates for Bucks come nearer.
Having used all of these materials, some of them twice, I would say that the approximate difficulty ranking for Bucks practice materials is (from easiest to most difficult):
- Tutors CD1
- Tutors full papers, Nos 1 - 10
- IPS full papers
- Tutors short papers, Level 3
- IPS daily papers
- Tutors full papers, Nos 11 & 12
- Learning Labs
- NFER: shop bought
( NFER practice tests
( NFER: actual test
- Bright Sparks
- Tutors Short Papers, Level 4. (Mental health warning attached
I hope that helps, and I would be very interested in other people's views on this.
I have posted a duplicate thread on Bucks for that reason. If you are a Bucks parent, please reply there, and not here.