A proposed aptitude test for bar students could accurately identify individuals who would do well in their courses, according to pilot studies. The Bar Standards Board proposed the test for students applying for the bar professional training course following the 2008 Wood review.
The hour-long test is designed to assess candidates? suitability and predict the likelihood of success or failure.
A report to the BSB last week said a test would help to ensure that students would not ?needlessly waste time and money on a course that would not ultimately prove beneficial?.