Spike in students calling ChildLine about exam stress, report reveals

Labour say the government failed to act early enough to ensure the results operation ran smoothly

Ministers’ chaotic handling of how students should be graded due to Covid disruption piled unnecessary stress on those awaiting their results, Labour has claimed, as a dramatic spike in the number of people calling ChildLine with concerns about exam stress was revealed.

Anticipation is mounting for the tens of thousands of pupils who will find out how they performed in their A-levels and SQAs on Tuesday, and GCSEs on Thursday.

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