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    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!
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