Exam puts pressure on South Korean students

11/11/2011 | CNN

In South Korea, about 700,000 students in their final year of high school took exams last week that influence which university they will enrol in. The College Scholastic Ability Test -- which can last eight hours -- consumes most students' time leading up to the exam. "In South Korea, the reality is most students have lived for this very day," one teacher said. "They have put in so much time and effort, and the fact that everything is decided on this one day can place an immense amount of pressure on them."

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