This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Adapt the education system: lower student exam anxiety whilst saving NHS funds.
Statistics show growing numbers of students are developing poor mental health (MH.)The education system must be rethought to reduce the pressure placed on the young to lower students' anxiety, improving MH.
This shows the rise in students' with poor MH:
What to do?
Combine teacher assessment, effort levels and academic ability in final grading, lowering students' anxiety as grades won't depend solely on exam performance.
The common misconception that exams are the be-all-and-end-all contributes to the rising stress levels of students, increasing vulnerability to mental illness.
The financial consequences of treating such preventable illnesses adds to the strain on the NHS.
Change the education system and enable funds to be better utilised.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months