08/11/2012 06:57 GMT | Updated 05/11/2013 08:02 GMT

South Korea Under Pressure As High School Students Face Stress Tests

If A Level students think they're under pressure spare a thought for South Korea's High School seniors whose exams spark the nation into action.

The College Scholastic Aptitude test determines which college the school students get into - or not - and is judged so important that government offices and the stock exchange open an hour late, while planes are banned from take-off and landing to keep the noise down for the stressed students.

Some children even get a police escort to the exams.