The SRA has commissioned research into the factors driving the attainment gap
The first ever set of SQE2 assessment results have been released. 77 per cent of the 726 candidates from 24 countries who took the first SQE2 assessment in April 2022 have passed. However, as previously seen with SQE1 results, individuals from certain ethnic groups received higher marks than those from other groups.
The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) was introduced by the SRA to “provide assurance that all aspiring solicitors meet a consistent high standard at point of entry into the profession”. The SRA has said the reviews and analyses of the outcomes of the assessment – including the report by the independent reviewer – showed the SQE2 was fair, reliable and valid.
Anna Bradley, chair of th...