How have exams affected your mental health?Watch
This article argues that the focus on exams is 'damaging pupils' mental health and self-esteem'.
It's clear that there is a strong correlation between exams and high levels of stress. However, it isn't clear whether any mental health issues are already present, and are worsened by exams, or if the stress of exams are a cause of mental illness.
Either way, exams can put a lot of pressure on students, especially as they're mostly becoming linear.
My questions to you are:
How have you been affected by exam pressure?
What advice would you give to those who will be taking exams in the near future?
So there is no guarantee I'm going to get a university place this year and I'm also struggling to find work. I need money soon and I really am stressed and panicking about what I'm going to do now, it really is just getting me down in the dumps and I can't sleep, and the more I can't sleep the more anxious I'm also getting.