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Should formal exams be held in the winter?

May 24, 2018 The Big Questions 2 comments

Most of us have been or will start doing their formal exams, whether that be GCSEs, A-Levels or just the normal exam you get round about the end of every academic year. But do you think that formal exams such as GCSEs and A-Levels should take place in the winter? I think they should.

Why is that, you ask? Well, for many reasons. Firstly, hay fever sufferers are put at a disadvantage since there is usually high pollen levels round about May-June time. Those who suffer with hay fever may do worse at their exams (according to the Guardian.)

Another reason is because of the extremely lovely weather we have during the summer, and everyone should be out there enjoying it. A really good point that this article makes is that in the winter, everyone is stuck indoors during the bad weather with nothing to do. This means everyone has more time for revision when the weather is rubbish.

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