The findings by story-writing website Movellas.com come as GCSEs are set to be replaced by the exam-based English Baccalaureate in 2015.
Of the 4,000 12-18 year olds polled, 69% said the pressure to pass exams is stifling their creativity, and 63% dismissed the idea that education had been 'dumbed down', and that exams had got easier in recent years.
In fact, 58% of school children believe they could be pushed harder at school.
The changes to GCSE exams in England were announced by Michael Gove last month. The new English Baccalaureate Certificate will mean an end to assessed coursework for pupils in their final two years of school, with just final examinations in the subjects studied.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the changes would 'raise standards for all our children' and that it would 'not exclude any children.'
What do you think about the education changes and these findings?