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Theory & Practical Tests

Theory & Practical Tests

Prepare to succeed in your Theory and practical Test with Learn with Jennie Driving School, Northwich

The car theory test is made up of two elements: the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. Both parts must be passed together in order to be successful. Your theory test certificate will be valid for 2 years. Once this expires, if you haven't passed your practical driving test, then the theory test will have to be completed again. At the Learn with Jennie Driving School, beginner pupils are taught everything they need to know to pass the theory and practical tests with flying colours. Jennie will help you prepare for each and every aspect of the tests, laying the foundation for a lifetime of safe driving! 

Multiple Choice

This consists of 50 questions that are all based on The Highway Code. You must answer at least 43 questions correctly in one hour.

Hazard Perception

You will watch a series of 14 clips of real road scenes. Each clip will contain at least one developing hazard (one clip will contain two) and as soon as the developing hazard is spotted the candidate should click the mouse button. The earlier the response, the higher the score out of 5. The pass mark for the hazard perception test is 44 out of a maximum of 75.

Practical Test

Your practical driving test will last for approximately 40 minutes and will start with an eyesight check followed by a question on the safety and maintenance of your car (also referred to as "show me, tell me" questions). Once completed, you will be asked to drive whilst your examiner gives you directions. The test route will incorporate a range of typical road and traffic situations. The test will include a reversing exercise and possibly an emergency stop. During your driving test you will be required to drive independently for around 20 minutes. You will be asked to follow a sat nav system or, occasionally, road signs. Your examiner will also ask you to operate an auxillary function whilst driving, such as washing a window or demisting.

The examiner is looking for an overall safe standard of driving. Up to 15 driver faults (minor faults) can be made, however, if one serious or dangerous fault is committed you will fail. If at any time the examiner feels that your driving is putting other road users in danger, your test will be terminated. After the test your examiner will tell you the result and will also give you feedback on your performance.

If you fail, your driving test report will tell you where mistakes were made and, therefore, where you will need to make improvements for next time. Although another test can be booked immediately, you cannot sit the next test for at least 10 clear working days.

If you pass, you will be given a pass certificate by your examiner. If your photocard licence was issued after 1st March 2004, you will have the option to have your full driving licence issued automatically. The examiner will keep your provisional driving licence, destroy it and you will receive your full licence through the post within 4 weeks. If your licence was issued prior to this date you will need to follow the procedure on the reverse of your pass certificate to get your full driving licence.

We hope you find this information helpful. If you require any further guidance with your theory or practical test, get in touch with the Learn With Jennie Driving School today. Jennie is a friendly, knowledgable female instructor and can provide you with the training required to succeed at test level and beyond. For those who have recently passed their test, we offer a range of post-test training courses.