Which country has the hardest education system?!Watch
India has the hardest education system in the whole world. The checking process in India is extremely strict. I challenge everyone here to just pass in any of the exams in India. And due to this hard education system, India has produced many great scholars, scientist, philosopher, etc. I'm proud to be an Indian. If anyone here doesn't, believe me, he or she can download and try to solve Indian test papers. -JAI HIND
There was a case of a student in the early 1990s who committed suicide at the age of 19 because he failed English multiple times despite having A grades in other GCSE subjects - including separate sciences, mathematics, German, Latin, geography, electronics, and computing - some of which he took in Y9 and Y10. The English GCSE was a combined language and literature that was all coursework with no exam. The student could not get his head around literature like Dickens and Shakespeare so he could not achieve a GCSE in English. The result of this was that he was unable to access further education despite wanting to take science subjects. He claimed that he had no problems with the old English language O Level exam and could have achieved an A grade in it.
There is a rumour that the combined language and literature English GCSE that was all coursework with no exam was abolished around 1995ish because of this.