Why is the theory test a big deal for some people but not others?
Lets explore some of the reason why people flop the theory test…
Well the first clue is the word TEST, no one likes to be judged. Mention the word theory test and failure springs to mind.
Have you ever heard yourself say if I fail the first test I’ll pass the second or third time.
Noooooo… The next time you here the voice in your head shout fail, say Thanks but NO I’m not going to listen to you, I know I can pass first time.
To many students passing the theory involves revising and giving up time, but that’s the reality. If you want to succeed you’ve got to put in the hours and study.
Think of the years of benefit beyond the theory and driving tests, all for just a few weeks of revision.
Finding the right study material can be a chore
There is no shortage of learning solutions on the market to help you prepare for the theory test, but I recommend studying the Highway Code in book form and paying a few quid to gain full access to Theory Test Pro available here
Of course the questions you’ll find on the internet are different to those featured in the actual test, so it’s pointless trying to memorise them.
Practice questions are designed to test your knowledge, and they deal with exactly the same themes and rules of the road as the actual test questions.
During the test you might find some questions that causes panic arrhhhh, but don’t ignore them, you can mark them using the FLAG button and return to them later when you have completed all the remaining questions. You might find by then you’re in less of a flap and the answer might pop into your head.
Hazard perception rules ok:
hazard part of the test isn’t such a big deal for many, after all most are used to playing video games and clicking a mouse. But bear in mind the hazard clips are live and there’s no going back if you think you’ve missed something.
So imagine it’s you sat behind the wheel of the car in the videos, and with eagle eyes focused on the road ahead, assess situations as they develop and if you feel you might need to slow down or turn the steering wheel to avoid the actions of other road users including pedestrians, click the mouse.
Be aware that just one click might not land you in the scoring zone so click a few times, but avoid continuously clicking or in a pattern because the system will detect some form of cheating may be going on.
Many instructors think the cheat detection system is too sensitive, especially in busy town scenarios, where there might be multiple potential hazards.
To help you get the best results on the hazard test, practice is essential. Most clips allow you to playback scenes and see how your score was recorded, which will help you understand how the system works.
So now you’ve got a better idea of what you need to do, you should be better prepared to pass your theory test at the first attempt.