My DS came out quite confidently, found the maths very hard and did not finish the last question, but says lots of them did not finish (which seems to have come across on the forum).
Like a lot of others, English is not his strong point, but he thoroughly enjoyed the essay and seems to have been pretty creative there!
Sadly, as he did not qualify for WCGS, I do not have a great deal of hope that he will climb high enough to counteract the 40% set-back the SET score has created.
Onwards and upwards, Wilson's tomorrow and Tiffin on Tuesday...
We are in the same boat, DS didn't qualify for WCGS either. He found the maths paper quite challenging and only just finished it. He enjoyed the English paper, not his strength, but I think it gave the boys ample opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. However as you say the SET a score is a real worry, as someone pointed out earlier it's not only how the boys do in the exam but how there scores relate to all the other boys.