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Stressed Children 'Being Made Ill' By Exams

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7:01am 9th May 2013

Pirate FM has learnt some Cornish parents fear their children are being made sick with exam stress.

A St Columb mum has told Pirate FM her daughter is so overwhelmed she is thinking about quitting studying for good.

Sixteen year old Molly is facing twenty-three exams in a month.

She has already been caught up in last summer's marking row, when grade boundaries were changed.

Teachers and councils fought an unsuccesful bid to have marks changed.

Now mum Andrea has told Pirate FM the strain is beginning to show for Molly and her friends: "I felt sick for her. I saw a list of 23 different things she's got to take. It's way too much.

"In the last three weeks she's been ill two weeks. She started with sickness, was off school with a week and then she had a really bad cold, a mouth full of ulcers. She's showing signs of stress and it just feels like she's really feeling the pressure at the minute.

"Nobody's really 100% sure of what's happening, because there are that many changes happening. Combined with the normal pressure you'd be under for exams, it just feels like it's all a bit too much."

7:01am 9th May 2013

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