Today the LSO announced that they'll be holding make up exams for the cancelled March exam this coming June 2020. The exams will be online and can be taken from the comfort of your own home.
Although the accommodations are welcomed relief for test takers. The mode of examination is not the same as previous exams and can significantly alter the difficulty of the exam. Both the barrister and solicitor exams are normally written over a 7 hour period. The two exams are roughly two weeks apart. The "March" exam takers writing in June will only be able to write a 3.5 hour exam per day. That means they'll write half of an exam on one day and then they can opt to write the second half of the exam within 5 days of the first half.
This is mode of examination is unprecedented and takes away the gruelling challenge of having to work efficiently and well over a full 7 hour day when you are really fatigued.
How will the legal community view these candidates who go through this new process?
Read more on the LSO website.