Maths and English GCSE resits leading to mental health challenges

Maths and English GCSE resits leading to mental health challenges

A parliamentary committee has heard how compulsory GCSE resits in English and maths are adding to the stress experienced by college students.

Chair of the Association of Colleges'(AoC) mental health policy group, Stuart Rimmer, told a joint meeting of the education and health select committees, “If you’re looking at the maths and English resits, that’s something we’ve reported that’s causing an increased amount of anxiety and stress in young people in colleges, which we are then having to deal with.” He added: “Half of the young people at the age of 16 are told they’ve failed because they don’t achieve the five GCSEs ‘gold status’.”

Read more from the TES story here.

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