Teens charged with knife possession fare worse in GCSEs – report

Knife offenders also perform worse than those committing other offences, study finds Teenagers charged with knife possession offences achieve poorer results at GCSE or equivalent level compared with the entire pupil population but also other types of offenders, official analysis has revealed. Just under 50% of young offenders who have committed knife possession offences attained five or more GCSEs with an A* to G grade, compared with 90% of all pupils, just over 60% of all offenders and 55% of theft offenders, according to a report from the Ministry of Justice and Department for Education. Continue reading...

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