Dear Madam or Sir,
This request pertains to “Life in the UK” tests administered in the year 2007. Would you please provide (a) the total number of tests and (b) the number of tests where the result was “pass”, for each of the following categories:
1 tests in the Welsh language;
2 tests in the English language, administered in Wales;
3 tests in the Scottish Gaelic language;
4 tests in the English language, administered in Scotland; and
5 tests administered in England.
Thank you very much.
Dr Kaihsu Tai
Dear Dr Kaihsu Tai
Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the above. Your request is
being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we will respond shortly.
Dear Dr Tai,
With regards to your Freedom of Information request please see the
information below on tests taken in Wales, Scotland and England.
1) Tests taken in the Welsh language - 1 person requested to take a
test in Welsh but they never took it. No more requests have been received
2) Tests taken in Wales in the English language - to date 12,349
tests have been taken in Wales.
3) Tests taken in Scots Gaelic language - No tests have ever been
taken in Gaelic
4) Tests taken in Scotland in the English language - to date 22,562
tests have been sat in Scotland.
5) Tests administered in England - To date 737,759 tests have been
taken in England.
The tables below give a further breakdown and show pass rates too.
2009 Cumulative Total to
Scotland 0 - Fail 512 6,331
1 - Pass 1,685 16,231
Total Tests 2,197 22,562
Pass Rate 76.7% 71.9%
Wales 0 - Fail 297 3,760
1 - Pass 791 8,589
Total Tests 1,088 12,349
Pass Rate 72.7% 69.6%
England 0 - Fail 14,033 219,587
1 - Pass 40,024 518,172
Total Tests 54,057 737,759
Pass Rate 74.0% 70.2%
Northern 0 - Fail 86 1,405
Ireland 1 - Pass 327 4,017
Total Tests 413 5,422
Pass Rate 79.2% 74.1%
I trust this answers your questions.
Should you require any further information please send your enquiry via
the UKBA Freedom of Information Team.
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Though the information you provided does not strictly pertain to my original request (tests administered in the year 2007), I thank you for your response, and am pleased to confirm that my query has been resolved. Again, many thanks.