I am a parent of a Year 10 student who I feel is being put under too much pressure and at too early an age by new exam systems. I am interested to see if others agree or disagree with this. Year 10s now have to face modular exams and resits throughout the year. They can spend at times up to half the week doing coursework under controlled assessment conditions. This summer my daughter has 12 exams and no study leave to help to prepare for the exams. She is getting very stressed and has been put on medication to cope with the situation. The doctor said this is a very common problem. I know that exam time has always been a stressful time but I am interested to know what others think about what is happening in Year 10 in particular. Are schools just interested in improved performance figures and not the health and welfare of their students?