Research

Children and Young People’s Writing in 2011

Added 18 Apr 2012

Read about how much children and young people enjoyed writing in 2011. The report includes how often they engaged in writing, what types of formats they wrote outside class, and what they thought about various aspects of writing. 

The report highlights the greater need to focus on two particular groups of pupils: boys and pupils in Key Stage 4.

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. 

The findings are taken from our second annual literacy survey, which we conducted in November/December 2011 and in which nearly 21,000 young people aged eight to 16 participated.