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GCSE and GCE A-Level: Young Offenders

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) the secure estate and (b) Reading Young Offender Institution sat (i) GCSE and (ii) A Level examinations in each year since 2004. (295950)

The information is not available in the format requested, as we do not record the number of people sitting exams.

Table 1 shows that there were 788 GCSE enrolments and 112 GCE, A/AS and A2 level enrolments by learners funded through the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service in the 2006/07 academic year and 1,194 GCSE enrolments and 264 GCE, A/AS and A2 level enrolments in the 2007/08 academic year—an increase of 406. There was no record of GCSE and GCE, A/AS/A2 level enrolments recorded in HMP and YOI Reading in either year.

Table 1: Increase in GCSE and GCE, A/AS/A2 level enrolments for offenders, 2006/07 and 2007/08 academic year, England

Number of enrolments

2006/07 academic year

2007/08 academic year




GCE A/AS/A2 level