IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Most education systems rely on examinations to encourage children to study, but as a result, children suffer from too much stress and they never learn to be creative. Therefore, exams should be abolished.
To what extend do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words.
Examination, whether it is formal or continual assessment, is the integral part of our education system. However, we live in a world of cut-throat competition where exams are highly valued as it is seemed to determine the path of success in life and failure is not an option. Consequently, it is quite natural for children who prepare themselves for exams to be under pressure. Actually exam-oriented education system does not at all encourage pupils rather they suffer from too much anxiety and they cannot hone their creative skills. Therefore, exams should be discarded from the education system.
First of all, children, in most cases, are bogged down due to the pressure of expectations from their parents. Many a parents want to fulfill their dreams through their children and in the process they unfortunately fail to realize that they are exerting an undue pressure on their children’s minds at a very tender age. Children are asked to attain good grades at any cost. As a result, they are stressed with exams. On the top of that, there is another type of pressure where parents consistently compare their children’s grades with those of their peers. Although a healthy competition always encourages pupils to excel, but the practice of comparing grades very often builds up tremendous pressure that leads to stress in children.
Again, in a solely exam-oriented education system, children tend to invest a great deal of time in studies in order to get a good grade in exams. In the process, they sacrifice their golden childhood mixing around with their peers. This refrains themselves from honing several social skills. In addition to this, when the goal is to attain higher grades in exams, other activities will likely to be sacrificed. Parents and teachers shrink extra-curricular activities like sports and discourage creative activities so that they can spend more time on studies. This is how they not only polish their creative competence, but also are deprived from such activities seemed as the outlet to release stress.
In conclusion, in the light of what is discussed above we can easily conclude that in reality exam-oriented education system does not inspire children to study. Moreover, it causes a lot of stress in children’s mind at very early stage and is the major obstacle of obtaining creative skills. Therefore, I would like to say that we should abolish exams at least in primary levels.