GCSE pupils' reading level is three years below their actual age, study suggests

Secondary school pupils are reading books that are too easy for them, according to a study.

 

By the time students reach their GCSE year, they may have a reading age of around three years younger, while even those in their first year of senior school are around a year behind, it suggests.

 

The study, published by assessment service Renaissance UK, is based on an analysis of the reading habits of almost 850,00 UK children.

 

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