Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths.

At the Elizabethan we believe that reading skills are critical to success.  In a recent study the Institute of Education found that reading for pleasure had a 'significant' impact on pupils achievements not only in English but in Maths too.  In an article from the Telegraph the institute stated from its findings that 'children who read books regularly at 10 and more than once a week at 16 gained higher results in all three tests at the end of secondary education'.

Interestingly, the study also did not discriminate between traditional paper and modern elctronic E-Readers such as the Kindle and the Nook stating that they 'can offer easy access to books and newspapers,' texts which are important during examp practice and the study of GCSE's.

 

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