BPTC ethics exam format to change

The Bar Standards Board is changing the format of the BPTC’s Professional Ethics exam from 2017.

In a statement, it said: “There will no longer be a two-part exam comprising a multiple choice component and a short answer component (with a requirement to pass each component). The Professional Ethics exam will instead consist of six short answer questions. The same two hour time will be allowed for the whole exam.”

The BSB’s director of education and training, Dr Simon Thornton-Wood, added: “The first new format ethics examination will be held in spring 2017.  Using a format already familiar to providers, students and the profession alike is beneficial and we will work closely with course providers and students to implement the changes.”