Monday, 14 September 2015

Students Who Read Do Better in their GCSEs

A study by Cambridge University has found that students who put in an extra hour of homework or spent the time reading, did better in their GCSEs, scoring 23 points more than the average.  An extra hour a day of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked to poorer grades at GCSE, approximately two fewer GCSE grades (e.g. going from B to D).  

At TRS, all students from Year 7 onwards are expected to be reading and they all carry a reading book.  We have two excellent Libraries with three qualified Librarians, who are able to encourage and promote reading for pleasure.  As our students know, reading helps improve their spelling, vocabulary, ability to study as well as improving confidence and behaviour.

Below is our 'Why I Read ...' poster that we use in our brainstorming and borrowing induction lesson and for reader promotion activities.

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