Theory Test

  1. Comments Off on The UK Theory Test… Made Easy

    Your quick easy guide to everything you need to know to pass.

    UK Theory testGetting ready to take your UK Theory Test can often seem overwhelming, just like any exam. It is however really quite simple and nothing to worry about when you break it down. So here are some useful things broken down for you…

    Background of the UK Theory Test

    The UK Theory Test was first introduced in 1996 to improve a new driver’s understanding of the skills and responsibilities associated with driving. The UK Theory Test includes:

    • Driver Attitude
    • Traffic Signs & Regulations
    • Effects of Alcohol, Drugs and Fatigue on Driver Behaviour
    • Safety and Environmental Aspects of Vehicles
    • Hazard Awareness

    What to expect

    The first part of the Theory Test consists of 45 multiple choice questions and 5 multiple choice questions that relate to a case study. To be successful you will need to correctly answer 43 out of 50. The second element of the test is the hazard perception module. You must be successful in both the Theory Test and the Hazard Perception elements to gain an overall pass.

    Hazard perception

    In November 2002 the hazard perception element was introduced to the Theory Test. It follows the theory test questions and consists of fourteen one-minute video clips of every day road scenes, filmed from the perspective of a car driver.

    The candidate acknowledges, by clicking the mouse button, when they observe a developing hazard. They will be marked according to how quickly they respond to the developing hazards.

    • The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.
    • Candidates must be successful in the theory and the hazard perception elements to gain an overall pass.

    What does it cost and how long is it valid for?

    • Your certificate will be valid for 2 years, in which, a driver should aim to pass their driving test.
    • The fee for the theory/hazard perception test is currently £31.00

    Prepare effectively and you will succeed.

    Although your Theory Test will seem scary, it really is nothing to be nervous about. As long as you put in the right amount of time studying the Highway Code and you practice hazard perception then you have nothing at all to worry about.

    Road Masters Driving School offers support in preparation for driving theory tests. Why not contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. You can also practice hazard perception and all the things mentioned with Driving Test Success on your home PC.

    Good luck!

  2. Comments Off on Top Tips For Theory Test Success

    Theory testThe dedicated team of Road Masters instructors are well aware of the importance of driving theory. We take the time to detail the different types of road signs, address essential motoring etiquette and highlight the best means hazard identification during driving lessons in Exeter and Exmouth. However, we also appreciate that there is a potential for slip-ups during the intensive theory test. That’s why we’ve created this ultimately useful list of theory test tips.

    Arrange Your Test

    If you’ve managed to master the basics of driving then it would be worth having a word with your instructor about the theory test. If they feel that you’ve progressed to an appropriate level then you should make a local test booking via the government website. You should leave a fair amount of time for comprehensive revision.

    Read The Essential Texts

    There is a wealth of freely available theory test information online. However, if you want to stand the best chance of passing first time around then it would be sensible to read approved texts such as the Theory Test Handbook and Highway Code. You could ask the driving instructor or a trusted friend to test your knowledge and identify any areas for improvement.

    Utilise Technology

    There are plenty of smartphone and tablet theory test apps that can be downloaded and accessed on an everyday basis. It would be worth reading the user reviews in the selection of particularly helpful technology. You might even be tempted to purchase computer software for assistance with hazard perception.

    Take Practise Exams

    You are encouraged to take a number of mock tests on the Safe Driving For Life website. This will give you the opportunity to monitor your progress and find out which questions pose the greatest challenge. If you really struggle then it might be best to reschedule the test and spend more time studying.

    Use Your Time Wisely

    There’s a good chance that you’ll be feeling extremely anxious on the day of your theory test. However, you can minimise the stress by preparing and leaving for the examination centre with plenty of time to spare. It’s also advisable to begin with the questions that you’re most confident of and leave plenty of time for reviewing the multiple choice paper. Compose yourself for the hazard perception test and don’t make the mistake of clicking excessively.

    Ask An Expert

    We sincerely hope that the theory test tips outlined in this blog are of considerable assistance. However, if you require further details or assurances regarding the theory test then it would be worth having a chat with your Road Masters driving instructor.