SQE 1 Pass Rates and Results (January 2023)

May 29, 2024
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If you're gearing up for the SQE exams or keen to understand the performance metrics of the January 2023 SQE1 assessments, you're in the right place. This report offers insights into the SQE results 2023, focusing particularly on the SQE 1 July results 2023, SQE 1 pass mark, and the SQE 1 pass rate.

Understanding the Scores

Before diving into the numbers, let's clarify the scoring metrics. The SQE 1 pass mark is represented in percentages, and the table below displays the passing score for both the FLK1 and FLK2 assessments.




SQE1 overall

Passing Score




Candidates (All)




Pass Rate (All Candidates)




Candidates (First attempt only)




Pass rate (First attempt only)




From the table, we observe that the SQE 1 pass rate 2023 for the FLK1 and FLK2 assessments closely aligns with the passing scores. Specifically, for all candidates, FLK1 had a slightly higher pass rate than FLK2, standing at 59% against 56%, respectively.

Noteworthy Observations

  1. First-timers are Doing Well: Those attempting SQE1 for the first time (be it FLK1 or FLK2) have shown a slightly improved pass rate, which is encouraging news for new students aiming to become solicitors.
  2. Tight Competition: With only a 1% difference in the passing score between FLK1 and FLK2, the challenge remains consistent across both assessments.
  3. Overall SQE1 Results: A 51% pass rate for SQE1 overall indicates a challenging landscape but also showcases the determination and resilience of the candidates.

As students and aspiring solicitors navigate the challenging yet rewarding journey of SQE assessments, understanding these statistics offers valuable insights and motivation. Best of luck to all future candidates, and may these insights propel you further in your ambition to excel in the SQE!

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