I had a child in tears. It was because he came to three questions in a row that he couldn't answer and still had half the paper to go. As he was expecting the paper to get progressively more difficult, I can see how this would have upset him. He has worked incredibly hard to improve his reading this year and is at an average level but he now feels he has failed. This is not because his school or parents have pressured him but because of how the test made him feel. I certainly haven't read any comments about children becoming hysterical - people are hyping things up for a better story. On the secondary/primary debate, do all secondary teachers realise that all the children who fail this test will have to resit in Year 7?