mine are nealry over so i guess there isn't much i can do now (though i have a ...plan for what will happen if it all goes wrong)
Anyway, just on google and noticed there have been a lt of exam/stress related suicides in the past few years.
Anyone else agree that it could be reflectve of exams getting harder and students being put under more and more pressure to succeed?
Ive lost count of how many times (teachers especially) have reminded me that these are the most important exams i'l ever take.
Talk about no pressure..
I think there should be better support availible to all students who have to endure exams.
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- 21-06-2005 15:57
- 21-06-2005 16:01
there was that girl from dunraven school in streatham, who killed herself in the toilets.
- 21-06-2005 16:43
Exams are easier than they were before and people are generally doing better.
I'm sure the stress was always there, but theres most pressure in society to suceed and get a good job which i suspect contributes.
- 21-06-2005 16:45
You have to get everything into perspective though really. They're people dying around the world due to simply not being able to get food/water, and our worries (as students in western countries) involve not getting a good job.
- 21-06-2005 16:53
Actully why people keep comparing two different issues togather,there are alot ofsadness in the world,but that doesn't mean that a person should be happy with failing,instead just because he got all of these things that other people couldn't get it's his/her job to succeed,I can't deny I've taken it to the max,but still it's because exams are hard work,and you need to pass ,having so much to do and study with some hard exams and stuff,ok they are easier than what they used to be,though I don't see any difference between A2 physics exams 1995 and 2005 ,it's still exams and still hard work
- 21-06-2005 17:13
exams are getting easier, teaching is getting better, revision guides are better, uni's and employers require higher grades, thus the pressure increases.
but everyone has to do it, and most people can look to their peers and family for support. Exams are not the be-all-and-end-all, and it's a shame you don't get told that! I suppose at A2 it's different, and you probably go to a better school than me. But at gcse- my school's aim was 5 A*-Cs, each and we've just been told these AS exams are just practises for january and next june!