The Theory and Driving Test
The Theory Test is made up of a multiple-choice part and a Hazard Perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the Theory Test. The multiple-choice test comprises 50 multiple-choice questions covering many aspects of the Highway Code. The pass mark is 43 out of a possible 50. The Hazard Perception Test consists of a series of video clips of actual road hazards that need to be identified. The pass mark is 44 out of a possible 75
Are you Ready? Please Take a free practice theory test which explains what is required from you to pass your theory test. Please remember your Theory Test pass certificate is valid for two years from the date of passing.
You can book your Theory Test online at The DSA Theory Booking Site.
We have copies of the latest Theory/Hazard Perception DVD, should you require them. These can be brought from us (at cost to us; we do not believe in making money from passing them on to you) or borrow them for free (deposit required). Just ask your Instructor.
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The Theory DVD can be supplied to our Pupils at a cost of £6
The Practical Driving Test
The Driving Standards Agency recommends that most learners take at least 45 hours of professional tuition as well as at least 20 hours with friends and family. Of course since all learners are different and learn in different ways, some will pass much more quickly than others. Remember quality tuition from the start will help keep the number of hours required to a minimum.
Your practical driving test will start with an eyesight check and a vehicle safety question. (all listed on the pupils page above). The actual driving part of your test will last approximately 40 minutes.
Throughout the test, your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving as well as competent use of the car controls, road procedure, judgement and anticipation, including when you are carrying out one of the set reversing exercises. You may also be asked to carry out a controlled stop exercise (emergency stop).
During the test you will have a section of 'independent driving', in this section you will be asked to follow signs to a particular location or follow a sat nav for approximately 20 minutes, being assessed on how well you deal with driving without direction from the examiner.
Driving can be a very enjoyable experience but passing your test is only the first step in learning to drive.
It is important to remember that we teach safe driving for life not just so that you pass your driving test.
You need to know how to drive safely because you as a driver are responsible for making decisions that can affect other people's lives as well as your own.
You can book your Driving Test online at the DSA Official Booking Site.