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Children and Young People’s Writing in 2010: Setting the baseline

Added 12 Dec 2011 | Updated 23 Aug 17

Read about how much children and young people enjoyed writing in 2010. We explore how often they engaged in writing, what types of formats they wrote outside class, and what they thought about various aspects of writing.

These findings are compared with those from the two previous years and are also broken down by gender, key stage, free school meal uptake and ethnic background. The relationship to writing attainment is also explored.

18,141 young people aged eight to 17 participated in this online survey in November and December 2010.

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