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Reading scheme at age 5 helps GCSE success

5 December 2018

Reading Recovery participants more than twice as likely than similar children to achieve five or more good GCSEs 10 years later.

A child is reading a new book and his teacher is pointing on a word in the book

A reading programme that helps the lowest-attaining children when they are aged 5 or 6 could boost their GCSEs scores 10 years later, new research has found.

Reading Recovery provides one-to-one reading sessions with trained specialist teachers, for the lowest attaining children at age five and six.

Now, new research - The impact of Reading Recovery ten years after intervention - shows that children who took part in the programme were more than twice as likely to achieve five or more good GCSEs including English and maths than similar children who did not do Reading Recovery.

Read the full article: TES magazine 

Image: Philip Meech for Reading Recovery Europe