And all I can say about the Bucks papers is that, as 30% of pupils get grammar places in Bucks, if 30% of children get over 90% raw score every year in the real 11+ paper, either Bucks children are very clever, or the papers are jolly easy.
As unbelievable as it might be, the Bucks VR papers are just the same in difficulty as other VR papers set by GL assessment/NFER type. It's just that many, many Bucks children are tutored to the point that the window of discrimination is now very narrow and so they do need to get ~85-90% to qualify, depending on birthdate. I guess at some point they will need to do something to broaden the spread more...
Having said all that, the 8 out of 30 children that got through to GS in my DDs school were "consistent top table (how I hate that terminology)/SATS level 5+" types in the year so in that way the tests did discriminate. However I am sure there are very bright children out there that did not qualify - there is sadly also a bit of luck on the day stuff going on and equally sadly, those whose parents could not afford or be bothered with tutoring.
Good luck everyone this year.