The stakes are particularly high for one young successful candidate in the exams. If he can find a school to accept him into Form Six, the 18-year-old mugger who gave only his family name as Fong will get out of the Cape Collinson Correctional Institution three months early so that he can start the school year. Fong, who gained 12 points in the HKCEE exams, has been allowed out for three days to try to find a school. He is one of 84 incarcerated people - including 33 under the age of 21 - who took the exams this year. The pass rate for the young convicts was 63 per cent, up from 54 per cent last year, and the highest score was 15. 'My biggest motivation was my parents,' said Fong, who was sent to the Cape Collinson correctional facility when he was 17. Chow Woon-Kuen, 48, who has taught the 11-month HKCEE programme at Cape Collinson for seven years, said language courses were the most difficult for students.