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For the first time seven boys at Feltham YOI with the help of Prospects, have sat a level 3 (AS level equivalent) in maths exam. Prospects provides education for all young people within Feltham Young Offenders Institution.
The young people were not able to complete the one year course before taking the exam, which is the way the course is taught in the community. The boys started studying in January, completing the course in three months.
Despite all the issues of studying in a prison and not having access to the same resources as their friends at college in the community, three of the boys passed with grade D. The four who unfortunately didn’t pass are being given the opportunity to resit the exam between November and January, and the boys who passed with a D are planning to resit the exam to improve their grade.
Victoria Blakeman, Director of Justice said: “We are very proud of all seven of the boys and Olga and her team who taught them and supported them.”
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