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    This post is for a friend who's currently in his second year of law at a Russell group university and is applying for vac schemes. He has decent GCSEs (6 As, 5 Bs) but under performed at A level and achieved ABBC (one B was in general studies) but the university still let him onto the course even though he was meant to get AAA. He's really concerned that his grades will hold him back especially considering how competitive it is and that most students will have better grades.

    He achieved 2:2s and 2:1s in first year and just managed a 2:1 overall.

    He has some work experience shadowing a barrister and solicitor.

    Does he stand a chance at securing a placement with these grades?
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    Yes. Depending on where exactly 'he' wishes to apply. I think it is a bit of a myth that you must have a hundred As to get into law- you just have to be an attractive candidate overall.


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    (Original post by LexiswasmyNexis)
    Yes. Depending on where exactly 'he' wishes to apply. I think it is a bit of a myth that you must have a hundred As to get into law- you just have to be an attractive candidate overall.


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    Ahh ok, thank you for the response!


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    Ahh ok, thank you for the response!


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    No one can say here with absolute certainty that your friend will have no chance. This depends not purely on academics but where he wants to apply to and what other extra curriculars he's achieved.

    However, with his academics, it will be a hard slog ahead so at least he should be prepared for that.
 
 
 
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