Schools go HANDS FREE! Staff replace traditional analogue clocks with digital ones in exam halls... because pupils can't tell the time

Mail Online | 4/25/2018 | Charlotte Dean For Mailonline
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Analogue clocks will be removed from exam halls and replaced with digital ones because teenagers are unable to tell the time, claim head teachers.

Digital devices will be installed into exam halls because GCSE and A-level students complained that they were unable to read the correct time.

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Students need to be as relaxed as possible in an exam and it adds to their stress if they cannot tell the time, Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said.

He told the Telegraph: 'The current generation aren't as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generation.

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'They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they've got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.'

He added that it is assumed by the time that students reach secondary school age they are able to tell the time on an analogue clock.

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