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Why exams shouldn’t matter (even though they do)

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15:30 PM | 25 April 2017
by Layla Lawson
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Success isn't always achieved through getting great results at school and uni. Some of the world's most successful people didn't go to either.

In schools, we are taught to work towards our GCSE and A Level exams; as young students, you are pressured to get excellent grades, and some institutions go as far as making students believe that if they don’t score the points needed, they won't have a positive future. 

"Exam results don't determine success in life."

In an article written for The Telegraph by Rod Bristow, president, UK and Core Markets, Pearson, Bristow writes that "the emphasis on students to gain the best exam results leads to a ‘pressure cooker environment.’"

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