GCSE pupils are spurning challenging books and reading novels aimed at 13-year-olds instead. Children aged 11 were found to be reading one year under their chronological age.
·Experts warn on teen reading – The Sun [p.26] A new study has warned that kids aged 16 may not be able to tell the difference between 'real and fake news' as literacy levels amongst British teens begin to decline.
·Pupils' literacy levels too low – Daily Telegraph [p.1] MANY 16-year-old pupils sitting their National exams have the reading ability of a 13-year-old or lower, according to a damning literacy study published today that has prompted intensified criticism of the SNP's decade-long education record.
·Pupils' advances in reading lost at secondary level– i – [p.19] no link Secondary-school pupils are lagging behind in literacy, with many GCSE students having a reading ability three years below their own age, a study has found.
·Literacy levels suffer due to pupils' 'easy book' choices – Metro [p17, Scottish] no link MANY 16-year-olds sitting National 4 and 5 exams have the reading ability of a 13-year-old or lower, a study into literacy has found.
National Press (online):
·The Times - Your books turn teens into twits, David Walliams is told