Hey, I am a first year law student so I will be applying for vac schemes from October onwards this year.
I could do with some guidance with regards my GCSE results. I got Bs and 2 Cs, not great I know. I don't have any excuse/mitigating circumstance other than the fact that I really didn't like school (who did?!). I've since been described as 'a late developer'!
I had a huge change of attitude when I started my A Levels, ended up with AAA. I am now at Uni of Leicester and in my January exams I got 3 Firsts.
I've been to 7 open days over the last few months (including one MC and various US firms), I'm volunteering at CAB, I've done pro bono work at uni this year, I have 3 legal work experience placements planned (including a mini pupillage - just to show I have looked at my options), I did a work placement at a criminal firm last summer, I will be volunteering at another law centre from October, I'm organising a charity event at a boxing show in August, I play the piano and I'm going to take up French from October.
I'm wondering how much weight my GCSE results will have as I think I am doing everything else right. All the firms speak about consistently high academics so I'm wondering how much it'll effect my chances of getting a vacation scheme. Again, I will be aiming for US type firms I think.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you!
Vac Scheme applications affected by GCSEs? watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-05-2013 10:59