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Jasmine__
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What form of evidence would you give for mitigating circumstances (during GCSEs) in relation to being moved around between family for care to a law firm?

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Hey
What form of evidence would you give for mitigating circumstances (during GCSEs) in relation to being moved around between family for care to a law firm?

Thank you
Not enough information.
What is your application for?
What stage are your studies?
How much disruption? How long were you in care for?
Did things improve at A level?
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Not enough information.
What is your application for?
What stage are your studies?
How much disruption? How long were you in care for?
Did things improve at A level?
Its an application for training contracts at various London law firms
Currently second year at university studying law
I was in care and moved around for up to 5 months at a time
GCSEs ranged A*-C but Majority Bs and Cs
Things really did improve once I was in a more stable environment without being moved around so Alevels were straight A*
I'm sure I could have done better at GCSE had it not been for the moving around but I'm unsure what evidence they'd want for this
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Its an application for training contracts at various London law firms
Currently second year at university studying law
I was in care and moved around for up to 5 months at a time
GCSEs ranged A*-C but Majority Bs and Cs
Things really did improve once I was in a more stable environment without being moved around so Alevels were straight A*
If you have a referee, then they can mention it.
Alternatively there may be somewhere in the form. I would keep it more factual an neutral in tone.

If you are unsure then contact the firm and ask them for guidance on the way they expect to see it. Just follow accordingly.

How long were you in care for and did you find somewhere stable for your A levels? Are you now an independent student?
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If you have a referee, then they can mention it.
Alternatively there may be somewhere in the form. I would keep it more factual an neutral in tone.

If you are unsure then contact the firm and ask them for guidance on the way they expect to see it. Just follow accordingly.

How long were you in care for and did you find somewhere stable for your A levels? Are you now an independent student?
The care overall was for about 6 years but I was then somewhere stable for my Alevels where I was able to focus on my grades and independent at uni
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The care overall was for about 6 years but I was then somewhere stable for my Alevels where I was able to focus on my grades and independent at uni
I would just make a polite enquiry and see what they say. You can then decide whether you wish to proceed. The better your degree results, then the less relevant GCSE become. By this stage they arent really relevant anyway, but making them aware wont do you any harm if its kept to only as much as is needed.

Ps not trying to be nosey, just trying to get a full understanding. I am familiar with the care system and your situation.
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