What is the SQE?
Who is the SQE for?
Costs and fees
Dates and locations
The assessment day
Results and resits
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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single rigorous assessment for all
aspiring solicitors. It consists of two parts: SQE1, which tests candidates’ functioning
legal knowledge and SQE2 which tests candidates’ practical legal skills. The first
SQE1 assessments ran on 8 and 11 November 2021.
This report includes statistics that provide some simple feedback on the assessments
and their performance. The table below shows the number of candidates, the passing
score, and the overall pass rate for FLK1 and FLK2. It also shows the number of
candidates who sat both parts of SQE1 and their pass rate.
The following table shows the average (mean) score, the standard deviation, median,
minimum, maximum and range of observed scores for FLK1 and FLK2.
These charts show the distribution of scores for FLK1 and FLK2, with a red line showing the passing score required for each assessment.
Y axis showing Frequency
X axis showingScore (%)
Y axis showing Test
Graph key showingQuintile
These charts show the scores for different practice areas within FLK1 and FLK2 divided into quintiles. Each quintile shows the range of scores achieved by a fifth of the candidates, with Q1 showing the top fifth and Q5 showing the bottom fifth of scores
Y axis showing Practice area
The following tables show pass rates based on the responses provided by
candidates in the online diversity survey completed ahead of registering for the
assessment. Mean scores and pass rates are not reported for groups with fewer than
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