well last year an 85 gave you a 93, so if you found it a lot harder surely it would be below 84%...
Tbh I wouldn't call it a long shot if a 75 got a band 6 now that I'm reading even more people 8/10 felt it was beyond difficult.i think a 70 raw would be band 5
I thought it was incredibly easy.
While there were some obscure things in there from the syllabus, none of it was particularly complex and not at all time consuming. I had MC done in 30 min and each question took me about 15 - 20 minutes so I had about 20 - 25 minutes at the end to check over things.
I think BoS made it much easier than 2013, 2012 ect. Mind you, if you weren't familiar with entering data on the calculator and all of the functions of the STAT mode, you would lose a lot of marks.
I think I'll get a mark of 90+ raw. Not sure how I will be scaled by my school though. Hopefully positively.