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    Hi, I was advised in another thread to set up a new discussion on this topic.

    I got a first in my English Literature Degree (from a top 15 uni) but I only got ABB at A level. I am planning on doing a senior status law degree and then the LPC/BVC. By the time I've finished this lot it will be almost 8 years since I did my A Levels but I'm quite worried that they will still hold me back (automatic filters etc).

    I have two questions:

    1) I've been told that you can enter mitigating circumstances for poor results which allows you to bypass the automatic filter and be appraised by a human; would it be accepted if I offered as mitigating circumstances that the length of time since sitting my A Levels makes them irrelevant as part of my application?

    2) If I were to take another A Level in something useful (such as a language) and got an A in it, would that be accepted as making up the AAB minimum which seems to be quite common in traineeship applications?
 
 
 
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