Having just completed exams and having gotten my results, I’ve been thinking about the concept of exams. Is it really a good idea to put all that stress on students while asking them to remember up to 9-10 months of information for anywhere from 4-6 subjects? I’ve had friends break down in tears from the amount of stress mental, emotional and physical because of exams and I’ve watched intelligent people burn out because of the pressure from parents, teachers and other students to get near perfect marks.
I’ve decided that the exam process as it is needs to be revised for the psychological well-being of students if nothing else.
What are your thoughts?