Snow causes exam mayhem

Aspiring lawyers have received a late Xmas present after the big breeze reduced law schools across the country to ‘snow-go zones’, sparking exam chaos.

Students who have been snowed under with revision over the festive season will have a little more time to swat up after both the College of Law (CoL) and BPP Law School delayed their exams due to the Arctic weather conditions that are gripping the country.

But students have been less than frosty towards the schools for delaying their exams with many posting on social networking sites, such as Facebook, their delight at the “brrrrrrriliant snow-day”.

BPP was forced to push back the start of its Legal Practice Course exam by two hours – from 10am to 12pm – to allow students and staff extra time to get to the ExCeL Exhibition centre in Docklands, where it is being held.

But BPP chief Peter Crisp has said students who cannot make it in will have their exams automatically deferred to April.

He said: “Students have been studying all over Christmas, so it’s important to let those who can make it in to take the exam.”

CoL students, meanwhile, will be using the weather as an excuse to go out on the piste after the school shut its Guildford, Manchester, Chester, London Bloomsbury and London Moorgate branches.

This has meant that exams and classes due to be held in those bases have also had to be cancelled.

But the school has said that all cancelled Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Vocational Course mock examinations will be rescheduled.