I was chatting with my son about how his GCSEs are going. He has just finished the first term of his second year of GCSE Eng Lit, apparently so far they have only read one book, A KestrelFor A Knave'. I am a little shocked at how little reading they have done so far. When I took my GCSEs I remember reading at least 5 set texts including Dickins and Shakespeare. Is his experience typical of the subject ?