May and June are traditionally associated with the beginning of summer and new life - but not for exam students.

For the majority of teenagers across the country these months signify a haze of stressful revision and nervous breakdowns.   Ex Education Minister Michael Gove's intention to make exams harder every year  has culminated in a generation of teenagers for whom socialising, relaxing and even normal sleeping patterns are out of the question.  The added pressure of gaining sought after university places means that the joy of learning has  been replaced by rote memorisation and striving to tick boxes for UCAS.

Is this what education should be?