SQE2 Mock Exams: How They Can Propel You to Success

If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely preparing for the SQE2 exam and are in search of mock exams due to a lack of confidence from studying with another provider, whether you are a future trainee sponsored by a law firm or not, or from self-studying without any provider, realising that your preparation is lacking. If so, you’re not alone.

Understanding the critical role SQE2 mock exams play in your preparation is key to navigating this phase successfully. Let’s explore why incorporating these mock exams into your study plan is not just beneficial; it’s imperative for your journey to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

The Importance of SQE2 Mock Exams

SQE2 is the second (unless you were exempt from SQE1) and final hurdle you must clear to qualify as a solicitor. Unlike SQE1, which assesses your Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) through multiple-choice questions, SQE2 is designed to test your practical legal skills in a more applied setting.

Understanding the SQE2 Assessment

SQE2 is a practical examination that simulates real-life scenarios solicitors often encounter. It’s structured to assess your ability to apply legal knowledge in practice, covering skills such as:

  • Client interviewing and attendance note/legal analysis
  • Advocacy
  • Case and matter analysis
  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Legal drafting

These skills are tested across several practice areas, ensuring you are well-rounded and prepared for the diverse challenges of legal practice:

  • Business law
  • Property practice
  • Wills and the administration of estates
  • Dispute resolution
  • Criminal litigation

The Role of SQE2 Mock Exams in Your Preparation

Incorporating SQE2 mock exams into your study plan is not just beneficial; it’s imperative. These exams offer a unique opportunity to practice the skills assessed in SQE2 in a controlled, exam-like environment. By engaging with these mock exams, you will:

  1. Gain practical experience: SQE2 mock exams provide a platform to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, bridging the gap between what you’ve learned and how you apply it.
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses: through practice, you’ll discover areas where you excel and aspects you need to improve, allowing you to tailor your study strategy effectively.
  3. Reduce exam anxiety: familiarity with the format and types of tasks you’ll face reduces surprises and builds confidence, making the actual exam feel more manageable.
  4. Refine time management skills: practising under timed conditions helps hone your ability to manage time efficiently, a crucial skill for the actual SQE2 exam.
  5. Increase the likelihood of encountering familiar content: regularly practising with SQE2 mock exams enhances the chance of facing questions or topics in the actual exam that closely resemble those encountered during mock exams.

Where to Find SQE2 Mock Exams

At QLTS School, we understand the pivotal role of SQE2 mock exams in your preparation. Our SQE2 preparation course offers comprehensive resources, including access to 300 mock exams that mirror the actual SQE2 format and conditions. Check the matrix to see the topics/skills covered by each of the tasks.

These resources have been meticulously crafted by experts with deep understanding and experience in the legal profession and the SQE assessments.

Our mock exams are designed to provide immediate feedback, helping you understand your performance and areas for improvement right away. This feedback mechanism is crucial for making adjustments and enhancements to your preparation strategy.

We have created our unique SQE2 mock exams platform which resembles the SQE2 exam functionality on Pearson VUE for the SQE2 written assessments, so you can get the feeling of a real exam environment before you take the assessments.

For SQE2 oral, we offer mock exams covering property practice, wills, and the administration of estates on our preparatory platform to help you maximise your preparation efforts

Sponsored Candidates

A growing trend we’ve noticed is that future trainees sponsored by law firms sign up for our SQE2 preparation course, seeking access to mock exams to improve their chances of passing and avoiding contract cancellation due to failure on their first attempt.

Many candidates, constrained by their firms’ selection of a particular provider, come to us for mock exams in the weeks or months leading up to the exam when they realise their chosen provider lacks sufficient mock exams.

While many law firms have their future trainees prepare with another provider to practice and develop legal skills, our course complements these offerings by emphasising rigorous mock exam practice to ensure first-time success in SQE2.


Mock exams are not just another part of your preparation; they are a fundamental component of your journey to becoming a solicitor. By simulating the real exam environment and providing actionable feedback, SQE2 mock exams prepare you not just to pass the exam but to excel in it.

With QLTS School’s decade-long experience in preparing lawyers for qualification exams, our SQE2 preparation course is tailored to equip you with the tools you need for success.

Experience the benefit of our mock exams by trying out our sample materials and gain the confidence to tackle the SQE2 exam effectively.

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