Are Exams Good or Bad?

I grew up writing a lot of exams in school, but it wasn’t until grade 12 that I had to write any government exams. As I watch my daughter prepare for her grade 6 government exams, I find myself wondering how much of the information she will retain. How much will legitimately help to shape her future? Is the jamming in of all of this information actually of any benefit to her?

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