Theory Test Support

Whatever method you choose to use to study for the theory test, some of your knowledge will naturally be developed during your driving lessons. However, some aspects of theory knowledge are not naturally covered in driving lessons (e.g. driving documentation, dealing with accidents, some of the more technical aspects of how cars operate and motorway driving) so I try to bring these subjects into the discussion during lessons as you approach your theory test. I also suggest using part of one of your lessons to have a “Hazard Perception” drive within a lesson leading up to your test, to ensure that you are able to identify typical hazards.

Remember that people learn in different ways so it is important that you prepare for the theory test in a manner that best suits the way you learn.  What works for your friends may not work for you. Think about ways you have prepared for an exam at school, college or university and what worked well.

There are also a number of Apps available and several websites that offer free Theory Support (see links below).

Recommended Reading

As mentioned above, as a minimum, everyone should read the Highway Code.  All drivers are legally responsible for following the laws of the road and the Highway Code sets out these laws.

I would also highly recommend purchasing “The Official DSA Guide to Driving – The Essential Skills”.  While the Highway Code outlines the rules of the road, “The Essential Skills” publication sets out the standards for good driving techniques and it is this that is the basis for how your driving lessons will be delivered, how your driving skills will be measured on your driving test and, more importantly, help prepare you to be a safe driver for the rest of your life.  As part of preparation for your driving lessons, it might be helpful to have a read of the relevant chapter (of the subject being covered) before your lesson or as a reminder afterwards.

Additional Support

Pupils who are finding it difficult to reach the pass scores in their mock tests or who have failed the theory test will be offered additional, free support. This will be tailored to the individual but could involve a dedicated theory session, extended lesson times to cover discussion on theory or the monitoring of theory work through online software.