BCL Chances - Oxford First


I have a first in my Jurisprudence BA from Oxford, with 5/9 exams in my final year being graded as a first (with a first in jurisprudence coursework but not overall). The requirements for a first overall are 4/9 exams at first class level.

Am I likely to get onto the BCL next cycle? From what I understand, whilst I don’t think my first is very high compared to others’, most people with firsts do so with only 4 or 5 firsts in their 9 final exams.

I also have a 69 average overall. Not sure how good that is contextually besides that I know the person who came second in the year averaged 71.

[Edited by oxon_first on Jan 19, 2020]

I have a first in my Jurisprudence BA from Oxford, with 5/9 exams in my final year being graded as a first (with a first in jurisprudence coursework but not overall). The requirements for a first overall are 4/9 exams at first class level.

Am I likely to get onto the BCL next cycle? From what I understand, whilst I don’t think my first is very high compared to others’, most people with firsts do so with only 4 or 5 firsts in their 9 final exams.

I also have a 69 average overall. Not sure how good that is contextually besides that I know the person who came second in the year averaged 71.
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Mombastic
I have a first in my Jurisprudence BA from Oxford, with 5/9 exams in my final year being graded as a first (with a first in jurisprudence coursework but not overall). The requirements for a first overall are 4/9 exams at first class level.

Am I likely to get onto the BCL next cycle? From what I understand, whilst I don’t think my first is very high compared to others’, most people with firsts do so with only 4 or 5 firsts in their 9 final exams.

I also have a 69 average overall. Not sure how good that is contextual besides that I know the person who came second in the year averaged 71.


I'd suggest talking with someone who did the LLB there or go to grad admissions at the law faculty and ask this question directly; FYI I heard about people from Ox who had 69% and still got in; come on, 1% is nothing

[Edited by Mombastic on Jan 20, 2020]

[quote]I have a first in my Jurisprudence BA from Oxford, with 5/9 exams in my final year being graded as a first (with a first in jurisprudence coursework but not overall). The requirements for a first overall are 4/9 exams at first class level.

Am I likely to get onto the BCL next cycle? From what I understand, whilst I don’t think my first is very high compared to others’, most people with firsts do so with only 4 or 5 firsts in their 9 final exams.

I also have a 69 average overall. Not sure how good that is contextual besides that I know the person who came second in the year averaged 71.[/quote]

I'd suggest talking with someone who did the LLB there or go to grad admissions at the law faculty and ask this question directly; FYI I heard about people from Ox who had 69% and still got in; come on, 1% is nothing
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