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Preparing for a competitive career in law

University preparation 11 February 2019

Recently CATS Canterbury students competed with some of the best independent schools in the country in the Citizenship Foundation's annual Mock Trial competition.

The competition offers those considering a career in law the opportunity to present fictional legal cases to real judges in a law court, where they can showcase and develop skills such as teamwork, public speaking and verbal reasoning.

The mock trial is an excellent opportunity for international students to learn about the UK legal system directly from highly experienced solicitors who volunteer their time to take part in the event.

Mr Dark, Law Teacher at CATS Canterbury, commented:

“To stand up in a real court with expert judges and deliver a full trial takes confidence and maturity. The students did amazingly well and a solicitor sitting next to me said ‘Your team is really good’. She was right.”

The Citizenship Foundation's annual Mock Trial competition helps students shine in their university application. CATS students have successfully progressed to study Law at top UK universities including Durham, Warwick and Exeter. 

To help students achieve university success and prepare for a competitive profession, CATS Colleges offer a range of extra opportunities through its Key Professions Programme.

The programme includes one-to-one university application support (personal statement assistance, interview practice and entrance exam preparation), seminars from leading academics and professionals in the fields of law, finance and medicine and visits to a range of universities.

Patrick from Vietnam, studying A levels at CATS Canterbury, talks about his journey to study Law at university:


Students can choose from a variety of activities to prepare for Oxbridge or the subjects of Medicine, Law, Architecture and Business.

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