World Book Day: Prepare for GCSE English exams on EDLounge

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Today (5 March) is World Book Day with many schools dressing children in fancy dress to celebrate the occasion.

Literacy critics have warned that in primary schools and some secondary schools, the day has become less about reading and more about dressing up.

800 libraries have closed down since 2010, so is it time we changed the focus back to reading? And what books are studied by students up to GCSE?

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