Exams: we're sick of them
Researchers say tests cause fear for many and can cause drop-out and impede progress. "There was a feeling that exams still make you sick but results and certificates give you a boost and confidence," says research cited by the report.
Even academically successful students try to avoid exams. Some choose Advanced GNVQ rather than A-levels because of coursework; many find modular courses less stressful.
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