‘Give us more time to study for exams,’ say pupils

According to TES, school students call on exam board to stop adding to their stress by cramming popular subjects into the early weeks of study leave.

Two pupils have used their appearance at a meeting of education bosses to put in a plea to Scotland’s exam body to stop shoehorning the most popular subjects into the first couple of weeks of study leave in order to give them more time to revise.

The most popular subjects at both Higher and National 5 by some distance are English and maths, but there were just three days between these exams last year.

The representative said SQA did try where possible to spread subject examinations across the diet and the spread changed from year to year. There were “no absolute rules”, they said.

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