Do A-levels put students under too much stress?
Sixth-formers are today waking up to their long-awaited A-level results, with more than a quarter of entries expected to score a top grade.
Students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving results which will help them decide their next steps, be it university, work, or training.
For many students, receiving their A-level results will also bring confirmation of university places.
While exam grades are meant to create a fair system for applying to universities, A-level exams have also come under criticism from parents, educators and students.
The introduction of newer, tougher exams and tough competition for top university places means young people are facing increasing stress and pressure to perform.
What do you think? Are A-level exams a worthwhile and necessary part of education and growing up? Or are they placing too much stress on teenagers? Share your views at Speakers Corner.
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