If you require help with your theory test all clients of Academy Driver Training are given free unlimited access to Theory Test Pro.
Although you can start your driving lessons as soon as you have obtained your Provisional Driving Licence, you cannot book the practical driving test until you have passed the Theory Test.
The Theory test is in two parts: Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception. We can offer help and advice on passing both the Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception Tests if required and are able to lend our pupils a copy of “Driving Test” software if required.
Part 1 – The Multiple Choice
The multiple choice for car drivers consists of 50 questions. Associated with each question is a list of potential answers. You need to select the correct answer, or indeed answers, by touching the appropriate area of the computer screen. To pass you need to correctly answer 43 out of the 50 questions.Before you start the actual quiz a short video tutorial will explain how the quiz should be undertaken. You will also be given the opportunity to complete some practice questions to make sure you are familiar with the computer screens.
Part 2 – Hazard Perception Test
This part of the theory test will start with a short tutorial video played on the computer screen that will explain how the hazard perception test works and what you are required to do. You would then be shown 14 video clips of approximately one minute each. There will be 15 hazards to find – at least one on each clip. However, one clip will have 2 hazards. The clips will not contain any sound.
How the hazard perception scoring works
The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score. The most you can score for each developing hazard is five points.
To get a high score you need to:
- respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development
- press the mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing
You won’t be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test.
If you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.
An example of when to respond to a hazard
Think of a parked car on the side of the road. When you first see it, it isn’t doing anything – it’s just a parked car. If you respond at this point, you wouldn’t score any marks, but you wouldn’t lose any marks.
The difference between a potential and developing hazard
When you get closer to the car, you notice that its right-hand indicator starts to flash. This would make you think that the driver of the car is going to move away. The hazard is now developing and a response at this point would score marks.
The indicator coming on is a sign that the car has changed from a potential hazard into a developing hazard.
When you get closer to the car, you’ll probably see it start to move away from the side of the road. You should make another response at this point.
For the hazard perception test the questions are made up of 14 clips, the pass mark is 44 out of a possible 75.
Only book your theory test using the gov.uk website
York Theory Test Centre Address
Holgate Park Drive
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