Bar Professional Training Course celebrates highest aggregated pass rate in recent examination results

7 December 2017

BPTC success

Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics has achieved the highest aggregated pass rate in the central examinations for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) according to a recent report by the Central Examinations Board (CEB).

The CEB’s latest report said that the School of Law and Politics achieved the highest aggregated pass rate, amongst all the institutions in the UK teaching the BPTC, for the three national examinations in Criminal, Civil Procedure and in Ethics for the year 2016/17.

BPTC students at Cardiff receive an education which provides them with the best possible preparation for the national knowledge examinations. The School has been teaching would-be barristers since 1997. The course requires students to demonstrate the high standard of knowledge the public demands and to be able to show they have the necessary skills to provide an effective professional service. Students are drawn from England and Wales, and from common law jurisdictions across the world, with many going on to practise in England and Wales or abroad.

Students are taught by experienced legal practitioners who deliver their teaching in a way that enables students to improve and to make the best of their education.

Head of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies Jayne Woodward said, “The results are testament to the talents of our students and the skill and dedication of our excellent BPTC teaching team.”

Course Leader Jetsun Lebasci said, “This excellent performance is the result of a combination of hardworking students and the work done by our highly committed teaching team. We give students the support and rigorous teaching they need to perform at their best.”

To find out more, please read the full CEB Report.