Exam stress…it’s just too much

Something went very wrong this summer in our education system. Thousands of teenagers were subjected to extreme levels of stress as they were subjected to the new, and much harder GCSEs.

Meanwhile, more than a third of eleven-year-olds were labelled as ‘below the expected standard’ in SATs tests. This is not education, it is punishment.

We are calling for an urgent and independent inquiry into the mental health impact of GCSEs, SATs and the increasing focus on formal testing in schools.

This is the first step in questioning the whole system. PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION HERE.

3 Comments on “Exam stress…it’s just too much

  1. Children don’t learn from tests They learn from good teaching.

  2. Let’s show more kindness and respect for our young people and remember, testing is but a fraction of what they are as individuals. We should be celebrating success in many ways, not simply through academic results.

  3. A disgusting unfair system with far too much pressure on the vulnerable

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