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28th March 2003 at 00:00
* English children are the most tested in the world. It is estimated they will undertake up to 105 tests and exams during their school years

* Scotland has never had key stage testing and league tables

* The Welsh have been edging away from the English system, recently abandoning key stage 1 testing and now looking to change key stage 2

* ChildLine receives 800 calls a year from pupils suffering exam stress, some of them as young as nine

* The annual cost of exams and tests has shot up to more than pound;200 million - a 50 per cent rise - since Labour came to power

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