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Children’s and Young People’s Writing in 2013

Added 18 Dec 2014 | Updated 31 Jul 17

The percentage of children and young people who write outside class daily has remained stable since 2010 but 2013 showed an increase in the percentage of children who enjoy writing either very much or quite a lot. Not only did levels of writing enjoyment increase in 2013, but there were also some shifts in attitudes towards writing.

This report outlines findings that relate to writing, taken from our fourth annual literacy survey, which we conducted in November/December 2013. 29,422 children and young people aged eight to 16 participated.

Finding are broken down by sociodemographic information and are linked to writing attainment data.

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