This story featuring on TV, radio and on the website, claims:
Pupils, parents and teachers have described severe stress and even panic attacks over the assessment system currently under way in secondary schools across the country.
No adequate data is presented. All they have are quotes from 2 pupils, one parent, one teacher, one trade unionist and one lawyer.
There are THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND secondary school pupils and they have TWO!
There are TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND secondary school teachers and they have ONE!
There are around SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND parents of secondary school pupils and they have ONE!
A proper study of stress among school pupils, looking a worsening in adolescent girls’ wellbeing in Scotland found the influences on mental wellbeing are complex and multifaceted. However, the review identified some factors that may be associated with this trend, including increased social media use, poor sleep, worsening body image and increased pressure from school work.
In their conclusions they had least to say about the last one.