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My QLTS OSCE Journey and Three General Tips

Before starting to prepare for the OSCE, I spent a lot of time looking for sources to ‘understand’ it better. However only after starting to study for it and going through OSCEsmart’s sources providing detailed information about each assessment, I started to feel confident. With hindsight, I think the complexity of the OSCE does not […]

QLTS and SQE: Prep Time Unveiled

How much work should you expect to do? Qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales requires thorough preparation and a significant time commitment. Candidates often ask us how much time they need to prepare for the QLTS assessment, and we are starting to see more and more similar enquiries for the SQE. There tends […]

SQE prep cycle: space it out

Putting our social, professional, sometimes even personal lives on hold, the COVID-19 lockdown has taught us the importance of being self-dependent and well-organised. QLTS OSCE candidates have had to learn it the hard way – reconsidering their priorities, rearranging their time, revisiting their preparation. With QLTS Kaplan postponing the May 2020 OSCE till August, and […]

SQE for and against

Is There Life After the SQE?

Of the many indicators of upcoming changes to the legal profession, liberalisation of legal services initiated by the SRA is perhaps the most demonstrative one. Since at least 2013, the body has been consistently implementing initiatives aimed at simplifying regulations in the legal profession and removing those not in the public interest. In 2015, the […]

Are Both Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme and Solicitors Qualifying Examination Modelled on the Miller Pyramid?

What Is Miller Pyramid? The original pyramid was designed by the American psychologist George Miller in 1990 as a framework for assessing doctors’ clinical competence. This framework distinguishes between knowledge at the lower levels and action at the highest level. Thus, the lowest level of the pyramid represents knowledge (knows), which at higher levels is […]