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GCSE and GCE A-Level: Young Offenders

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 342W, on GCSE and GCE A-level: young offenders, how many of the enrolments for (a) GCSE and (b) GCE A-level examinations related to offenders aged (i) 15 to 21, (ii) 22 to 30, (iii) 31 to 40, (iv) 41 to 50 and (v) over 50 years. (299530)

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For the most recent academic year for which data are available, the number of enrolments on GCSE and GCE A/AS/A2 level by offenders in the secure estate by age range is given in the following table:

Table 1

England

Number of enrolments in 2007/08 academic year

Age groups

GCSE

GCE A/AS/A2 level

Grand total

15 to 21

373

66

439

22 to 30

323

60

383

31 to 40

189

46

235

41 to 50

117

38

155

Over 50 years

191

54

245

Unknown

1

1

Total

1,194

264

1,458

Source:

2007/08 F05 ILR