I recently got the results for my LPC electives, and unfortunately I failed one (employment law and practice-48). I am disappointed with this. I believe that I failed this module because of my time management in the exam (although my time management was good with the other exams, it wasn't for this module), and I am not prepared to make up excuses for this fail. As gutted as I am about the result,I am also worried about how law firms will view this and I am worried in case I am rejected for paralegal/trainee roles because of this (I am only applying for paralegal roles at the moment because I am fed up of the rejections I've had after being invited to so many interviews/assessment centres). To give you a background, I averaged at a high commendation in part 1 of the course (69), got a competent for every skill and achieved 77 in commercial property and 63 in the other elective. I am also annoyed at the fact that I can now only get a "pass" due to my employment module, despite having an average which is much higher than the pass classification (50-59). I have not taken any resits for any of the other LPC modules, as I passed them all first time round.
Apart from the fail in employment module, I would consider myself to be a relatively decent candidate for a paralegal/trainee role (by no means the best but not bad either). I have A*-B GCSEs, A*-A in every AS/A Level I have sat, along with a 2.1 LLB from a Russell Group uni. Furthermore, I have a year's experience as a paralegal in a practice area that is lucrative for firms at present (and one that isn't employment law!). I have other stuff on my CV, but won't bore anyone with the details. Despite this, I am worried in case recruiters will see the one fail as a stain on my CV and ignore me because of it, even though it is an anomaly in my academic record, because I have never failed anything ever, and never had to resit any exam in any stage of my academic life. Also, I am worried if recruiters ask about my LPC results during interview, as I am scared to tell them that I failed a module and they reject me because of that fail. Any advice is greatly appreciated !