Although you have to pass your theory test before taking your practical test, it is recommended you have some practical driving experience before you take it. The theory test is a multiple choice test of fifty questions carried out on a computer. You will have a time span of 57 minutes in which to answer these questions by using a touch screen. The pass mark is 43/50. The hazard perception part of the theory test is carried out on a computer and your response is measured by clicking the mouse. You will be shown fourteen clips of everyday road scenes and it will be your task to spot the developing hazards. The pass mark is 44/75. There are many books, CD’s and DVD’s available on the current market, for example ‘The Highway Code’ and ‘The Official Theory Test CDROM’ as well as multiple choice example questions which are available to practise online. The theory test can be booked online or by telephone and current prices and test availability can be found on the DSA official website. The theory test centres are at Worthing, Portsmouth and Fareham. We can help you prepare for your theory test and take you to the test centre, as part of a lesson, if required.
We now offer theory test lessons. The lessons are run on a 1-2-1 basis. Lessons take place in car and use computers and or books to help you. Lessons are tailored to you and the questions you are stuck on.
Before taking your driving test, you must already hold a Theory Test Pass Certificate. You should also have completed a detailed, continuous course of driving lessons with a DSA approved driving instructor and when possible, private practise. Only then, will you be ready to seriously think about your practical test. Your instructor will probably have conducted a mock test to measure your abilities and after careful discussion you can then book your practical test online or by telephone. Between you and your instructor you will then plan a course of lessons in preparation for your practical driving test, including learning the ‘show me tell me’ questions. (These are available from your instructor and online). On the day of your test, the examiner will check your relevant documentation and then begin your test. Your test will be carried out in four stages.
|Stage One: Your eyesight will be checked
Stage Two: You will be asked two ‘show me tell me’ questions
Stage Three: You will drive for approximately 40 minutes
Stage Four: You will return to the test centre and be de-briefed on your result
Any other questions relating to either the theory or practical test will be answered in detail by your DSA approved driving instructor.
To book, check or change a practical test click here