08/10/2012 12:17 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

School Exams 'Stifle Children's Creativity'

School exams 'stifle children's creatively' Rex

More than two thirds of UK school children say a focus on exams in school 'stifles' their creativity.

The findings by story-writing website come as GCSEs are set to be replaced by the exam-based English Baccalaureate in 2015.

Of the 4,000 12-18 year olds polled, 69 dismissed the idea that education had been 'dumbed down', and that exams had got easier in recent years.

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