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The monitoring and maximising diversity survey has been updated. Please return to the survey to reconfirm your answers and complete the new section at the end.
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Following feedback from candidates and other stakeholders, we will amend the SQE1 results release and mitigating circumstances processes to facilitate the earlier release of SQE1 results.
Currently, the release of SQE1 results can take up to 10 weeks and the outcome of mitigating circumstance claims are provided on the same day as the release of SQE1 results.
The changes will mean that SQE1 results can be released earlier, approximately 5-6 weeks after an assessment. All candidates will receive SQE1 assessment results on the same day. However, the time for notifying candidates of the outcome of a mitigating circumstances claim will remain at approximately 8-9 weeks after SQE1. This time is needed to ensure the thorough investigation of claims, including evidence gathering, which helps ensure fairness to candidates.
There is no change to the mitigating circumstances timeline relating to claims to SQE2. The outcome of any claim relating to SQE2 will continue to be communicated to candidates on the same day as SQE2 results.
As a reminder, in line with the mitigating circumstances policy, where a mitigating circumstances claim is accepted, the Assessment Board can discount the attempt which was subject to the claim, which means that a candidate won’t lose one of their three attempts to pass. The outcome will not be a change to the candidate’s mark or the pass mark for the assessment. Therefore, a candidate who has failed will need to retake the relevant assessment and, depending on the circumstances, a free sitting maybe offered.
If a candidate that has made a mitigating circumstances claim has:
This change will come into effect for the January 2023 SQE1 sitting, with results scheduled to be released on 14 March 2023.
Please see Results and Resits for more information on this change and further guidance for candidates on the mitigating circumstances process.
We have confirmed the specific assessment dates for the remaining SQE2 2023 assessments. Please see When you can take the SQE.