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Exam Pressure Leading To 'Soaring Rates' Of Anxiety And Mental Illness Says Union Boss

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Exam pressure is leading to “soaring rates” of anxiety and mental illness in teenagers, a teaching union boss warned today.

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the National Education Union, said exams were overused to the “point of exhaustion” in the education system.

She told a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference in Brighton that this was causing “very bad and unintended consequences” such as “soaring rates” of adolescent anxiety and mental illness.

Bousted added: “Some of this is because of exam pressure. When you’re doing 30 GCSE exams in three weeks.

“I think we can all........

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