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We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

As teachers anxiously awaited the Year 6 #Satsresults last week, TES dipped its metaphorical elbow into Twitter to test whether they were hot and bothered or as cool as a pedagogical cucumber.

Even before the results were out, @PeterAllen1 was out of bed asking: "Is anyone staying up to find out their fate?"

@Johnybig32 highlighted a common point of view. "It's a shame #Satsresults won't reflect the nurture and growth so many Year 6 teachers have developed this year," he tweeted. "I know what I've achieved."

Meanwhile, @Tomee78 questioned the ethical status of Sats: "They are actually a detriment to a rounded education and a tool for governmental dictatorship over education," he argued.

Parents were also quick to raise concerns over the stresses and strains that their children had to face. @29yearoldmama said of her son: "He did it and exceeded our expectations. He made himself sick over these exams."

But whether the results were good or bad, @MontysLastRant offered a little light at the end of the tunnel by reminding people that Sats were not the only measure of excellence: "Children can make a valuable and positive contribution to the world irrespective of any gradings," he said.

Jasmine Mahjoubi

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