A TEENAGER has started a petition to ‘work from home’ after claiming her secondary school does not have enough computers for pupils to complete their exams.

The pupil claims that Irvine Royal Academy youngsters are finding it “impossible” to complete coursework ahead of Higher exams next week.

According to the petition, pupils taking Social subjects and English have “an extremely limited number of computers” when compared with other subjects in the school.

She said: “The senior pupils of Irvine Royal Academy have folio pieces which are part of higher exams due in a week which need to be typed but the fact we don’t even have enough computers for one single class which are fully working is making this task almost impossible.

“Plenty of other schools in Ayrshire have computers available for every single class yet a full class in one school can’t even type up an essay each.

“Social subjects and English have an extremely limited amount of computers compared to other subjects within the school and it’s so unfair.”

The petition on Change.org asks for students to be able to work from home to get their vital work completed.

She said: “Pupils are better off at home with their own computers where they’d be able to get far more done than spending 6 hours in a school with no IT. #ITsBetterAtHome”

A spokesman for North Ayrshire Council apologised to pupils, saying: “We are sorry some of the pupils feel this way.

“We are committed to providing our young people with the best resources possible and would urge anyone who is unhappy to please speak with a teacher or member of staff. They will always look to resolve any issues.

“We have recently invested a significant sum to acquire new equipment for the school. We have laptops available for all classes and teachers can book out IT resources when and if required.”