A STUDENT found hanged in a garage at his home was suffering from exam pressure.
And now grieving relatives of 18-year-old Manvir Singh Kandola have said: He was a victim of the system.
They have called on the Government to urgently review an education system which imposes numerous tests and assessments on teenage students.
They want education chiefs to make changes so that teenagers are not stressed by a "constant treadmill" of exams.
Manvir, of Salendine Nook, was found in the garage of his home on Rafborn Grove on January 8.
An inquest into his death was held in Huddersfield yesterday - and a coroner said the student had "in all probability" killed himself.
Manvir lived with his parents and older sister.
After the hearing, his family issued a statement, which said: "Manvir was a victim of this system and it is our desire that some good comes out of this tragedy and there are no further victims.
"We would strongly urge the Government to review its education policy that requires young students to be constantly on the treadmill of exams and continuous assessment from the age of 15 through to 18.
"Manvir was an extremely popular, bright and inspirational young man who gave lots of love and affection to his family and friends.
"We are proud of what he achieved in his short but fulfilled life and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him."
Manvir studied at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, and principal Martin Rostron today expressed the college's deepest condolences to the family.
He added: "Schools and colleges and universities offer ample pastoral support for students.
"At Greenhead, we employ two counsellors. The best advice I can give to students is to talk to somebody if they are concerned, instead of harbouring their worries."