Are you cleverer than a 15-year-old?

As thousands of high school students prepare to step into the GCSE exam hall this week, there’s no time more stressful for teenagers and their parents in the entire school calendar. According to children’s charity Childline, more students than ever are seeking counselling as a result of exam stress, with more than 3,000 support sessions hosted by the charity in the past year. GCSE candidates face even more pressure this year, as they become the first group to sit the exams under a new numerical grading system. Top-performing state schools by GCSE result The new 9-1 system replaces the traditional A*-U grades in some subjects, and children are taught to aim for a 4 or higher instead of the previous pass mark of a C. 

Source: The Independent Education News



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