Majority of teenagers have cried due to exam stress, poll finds

The findings of the new survey come as thousands of pupils sit GCSE and A-Level exams.

 

More than half of teenagers admit they have cried because they are "stressed out" by exams, according to a new poll.

 

It also suggests that 48 per cent of the teenagers polled agreed they felt so anxious before sitting a paper that they thought they would be sick.

 

Thousands of youngsters across the UK are now taking exams for GCSEs and A levels.

 

The survey of 1,000 16 to 17-year-olds, published by the National Citizen Service (NCS), revealed that 51 per cent of those questioned said they had cried due to exam stress.

 

A gender breakdown shows that almost three in ten (29 per cent) male pupils admitted they had felt this way – along with 73 per cent of girls.

 

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