Social mobility push comes amid outcomes chaos for school leavers

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DWF is scrapping particular A-Degree necessities for aspiring legal professionals, it confirmed at the moment, as the federal government continues to return beneath fireplace over its dealing with of this yr’s evaluation outcomes.

The worldwide regulation agency mentioned it would as a substitute ask for “good A-Ranges/Scottish Highers or equal” with a purpose to entice the perfect expertise, particularly those that could have chosen to not apply to DWF as a result of beforehand excessive entry necessities.

Previous to at the moment’s change, Authorized Cheek‘s Firms Most List reveals DWF’s minimal A-Degree requirement was AAB. The agency recruits round 35 trainees annually.

“Since implementing the Uncommon Contextual Recruitment system in 2017, now we have been in a position to have a look at an applicant’s achievements within the context that they had been gained which has enriched our recruitment course of and has given us a clearer thought of candidate potential,” James Szerdy, DWF’s graduate recruitment accomplice mentioned. “We need to take the subsequent step in the direction of a extra contextual evaluation, making certain that we’re attracting and recruiting proficient people from all backgrounds.”

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The announcement follows yesterday’s information that just about 40% of A-Degree grades awarded in England had been downgraded as a part of a standardisation course of, leaving sixth-formers scrambling to seek out uni locations as conditional affords had been withdrawn.

Legal Cheek reported yesterday that college students can enchantment to obtain their mock outcome, or sit exams within the autumn, as a part of Training Secretary Gavin Williamson’s ‘triple lock’ system.