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  • Neil Douglas Roderick McLennan

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PARENTS are paying for counselling for their children to help them cope with the pressure of school exams, a conference was told.

Eileen Prior, executive director of parent body Connect, said the situation had arisen because of the way schools were implementing Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

Analysis: Renewed focus on final exams raises fears over 'teaching to the test'

The reforms were supposed to make exams less important and allow pupils more freedom to explore subjects that interested them without the pressure of constant assessment.

Period14 Mar 2018

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