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  I'm feeling the stress from exams
Updated 16 July 2003, 12.01

Caroline thinks that young people are given too many exams to cope with.

In her report she tells us how many hours of exam time she's had.

"I've been working for my GCSEs and to be honest, is there any need for all the extra work?

I'm sure that many other young people around the country have been feeling the strain.

I've counted up the hours of exams that I have done and it amounts to 27 hours and five minutes!

Hours reading

I think it's ridiculous, not to mention all the revision and other work that has to be done towards them.

I spent hours sitting at the desk, reading, reading, reading over the notes, until I was practically saying them in my sleep, well just about.

Too extreme

I feel strongly that the emphasis on young people these days is only being put on exams and the grades achieved.

Ok, so there has to be some way of testing our intelligence and proving ourselves, but this at the moment is just too extreme!

Isn't it about time that people are seen for themselves and not at the end of the day for results."

Caroline, 15, Swansea


Why don't you write us a Press Pack report - and get it published on the site?!

It can be about anything that's happened in your local area - or your views on the news.



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