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Has anyone had a test in barking this year. how did it go, what's the traffic like in the morning. did they take you on big roads.

I'm so scared and nervous.

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someone from work took his first test in barking in the second week of january.... around 9:30am test start
says it was quite a lot traffic on main roads, so he was taken to most the quieter roads (a lot of the one-way stuff), and was made to do lots of roundabouts on his test route.
.....he failed that test

however he tried again last week, this time in the goodmayes testcentre at around 11am (which has quite a few similar areas of barking route) and he managed to pass this time round

.....however my belief is if you're testing in or around east london then the hornchurch or hermon hill/wanstead routes seem easier ;D
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Original post by NOBODY MOVE!
someone from work took his first test in barking in the second week of january.... around 9:30am test start
says it was quite a lot traffic on main roads, so he was taken to most the quieter roads (a lot of the one-way stuff), and was made to do lots of roundabouts on his test route.
.....he failed that test

however he tried again last week, this time in the goodmayes testcentre at around 11am (which has quite a few similar areas of barking route) and he managed to pass this time round

.....however my belief is if you're testing in or around east london then the hornchurch or hermon hill/wanstead routes seem easier ;D


nah I tried wanstead and the area is really busy and the test routes are tricky. i failed twice in wanstead that's why i changed my test center this time.
Reply 3
Original post by BCS student
nah I tried wanstead and the area is really busy and the test routes are tricky. i failed twice in wanstead that's why i changed my test center this time.
Given that routes nationwide are designed to be as uniform as possible and cover a broadly similar range of hazards, don't you think you should learn to handle and cope with challenging situations rather than trying to hop from centre to centre in the hope of finding a route that only goes in a straight line?

My point is: rather than looking to "lower the bar", learn to jump higher :wink:

If you can't cope with a particular situation, you're not ready to be granted a licence to drive unaccompanied in any road in the EU. Take more lessons until you're competent in any situation, then it won't matter where you take your test. Even Wanstead.
Reply 4
Original post by BCS student
Has anyone had a test in barking this year. how did it go, what's the traffic like in the morning. did they take you on big roads.

I'm so scared and nervous.


did u pass?? im thinkin of doin my there as i live close by.... let me no hw it is
Reply 5
I live in Barking too!!
Reply 6
Original post by Advisor
Given that routes nationwide are designed to be as uniform as possible and cover a broadly similar range of hazards, don't you think you should learn to handle and cope with challenging situations rather than trying to hop from centre to centre in the hope of finding a route that only goes in a straight line?

My point is: rather than looking to "lower the bar", learn to jump higher :wink:

If you can't cope with a particular situation, you're not ready to be granted a licence to drive unaccompanied in any road in the EU. Take more lessons until you're competent in any situation, then it won't matter where you take your test. Even Wanstead.



I can drive very well and no im not jumping from centre to centre. the examiners in wantsead test centre are very harsh.

I failed my first test because I stalled the car at the traffic lights, I had only stalled the car twice and he failed me. you are allowed to stall the car 3 times. after 3 times is a major fault. he didn't just fail me, he told me there and then that I failed the test and he asked me if i want to continue and i said no.

they're are not allowed to tell you during the test that you failed. they are really harsh.

my second test was also in wanstead and i failed that test due to hasitation and in the last 2 minutes. I knew I was going to fail cose i was really nervous and scared.

the reason is why i want to take my test in barking is because I changed my driving instructor. my new driving instructor takes me to barking and I practiced all my driving in barking.
Original post by BCS student
I can drive very well and no im not jumping from centre to centre. the examiners in wantsead test centre are very harsh.

I failed my first test because I stalled the car at the traffic lights, I had only stalled the car twice and he failed me. you are allowed to stall the car 3 times. after 3 times is a major fault. he didn't just fail me, he told me there and then that I failed the test and he asked me if i want to continue and i said no.

they're are not allowed to tell you during the test that you failed. they are really harsh.

my second test was also in wanstead and i failed that test due to hasitation and in the last 2 minutes. I knew I was going to fail cose i was really nervous and scared.

the reason is why i want to take my test in barking is because I changed my driving instructor. my new driving instructor takes me to barking and I practiced all my driving in barking.



...no offence, but

'I can drive very well' + 'I knew I was going to fail cose i was really nervous and scared' = ...wtf o_O
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Original post by BCS student
the examiners in wantsead test centre are very harsh.
Examiners nationwide are trained and monitored to be as uniform as possible. Like I said earlier about "lowering the bar", you will always think they are harsh if they state the obvious when you don't jump high enough. Had you committed the exact same faults in exactly the same circumstances at any other centre or with any other examiner, the result would have been exactly the same.

I had only stalled the car twice and he failed me. you are allowed to stall the car 3 times. after 3 times is a major fault.
Where did you get the figure 3 from? The number of times is irrelevant if there's enough of an effect. If you stall twice at a set of lights (or even once) and you take so long to get going that you miss a whole cycle of the lights and prevent the following queue from getting through, then that's a fail. Numbers are neither here nor there; the fault is assessed according to the circumstances.

they're are not allowed to tell you during the test that you failed. they are really harsh.
It's not the done thing normally, but when candidates persist in asking "have I failed?", they have to tell you. If you become particularly upset or nervous / hysterical to the point of losing control of your driving, the examiner has to give you the option of continuing.
Reply 9
Original post by Advisor
Examiners nationwide are trained and monitored to be as uniform as possible. Like I said earlier about "lowering the bar", you will always think they are harsh if they state the obvious when you don't jump high enough. Had you committed the exact same faults in exactly the same circumstances at any other centre or with any other examiner, the result would have been exactly the same.

Where did you get the figure 3 from? The number of times is irrelevant if there's enough of an effect. If you stall twice at a set of lights (or even once) and you take so long to get going that you miss a whole cycle of the lights and prevent the following queue from getting through, then that's a fail. Numbers are neither here nor there; the fault is assessed according to the circumstances.

It's not the done thing normally, but when candidates persist in asking "have I failed?", they have to tell you. If you become particularly upset or nervous / hysterical to the point of losing control of your driving, the examiner has to give you the option of continuing.



I never persisted nor asked him. you don't know what you are talking about. #
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I only came here to ask for advise not to have an arguement with anyone. so stop arguing. i don't have a time to argue with you.

goodbye
Reply 10
Original post by NOBODY MOVE!
...no offence, but

'I can drive very well' + 'I knew I was going to fail cose i was really nervous and scared' = ...wtf o_O


I'm saying now i can drive very well.


I took my second test 4 years ago, then 2 days before my test I became really nervous and I still went ahead with it because I couldn't cancel my test, it was too late.

I quit driving after that. I just started taking my lessons again in barking cose my instructor lives in barking.


I know what you mean, I kind of confused.
Original post by BCS student
I'm saying now i can drive very well.


I took my second test 4 years ago, then 2 days before my test I became really nervous and I still went ahead with it because I couldn't cancel my test, it was too late.

I quit driving after that. I just started taking my lessons again in barking cose my instructor lives in barking.


I know what you mean, I kind of confused.


what company are you learning to drive with now, if you do not mind me asking? ^^

either way as you are someone living quite to me i have extra hope for you to pass :smile:
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Original post by NOBODY MOVE!
what company are you learning to drive with now, if you do not mind me asking? ^^

either way as you are someone living quite to me i have extra hope for you to pass :smile:




independent driving instructor
Reply 13
Goodmayes is my closest test centre and I have been driving around the Ilford/Barking/Dagenham region doing the test routes with my instructor,
Barking isn't too bad but I don't drive around the heavily congested times.
Reply 14
Original post by Relik93D
Goodmayes is my closest test centre and I have been driving around the Ilford/Barking/Dagenham region doing the test routes with my instructor,
Barking isn't too bad but I don't drive around the heavily congested times.


Barking is a busy area. my instructor lives in barking and he always takes me to barking. he told me to book a test in barking test centre cose we've been practicing in barking.
Reply 15
I've got my test in Barking soon, too!
Reply 16
Original post by *Courts*
I've got my test in Barking soon, too!


can you please tell me how you got on. I have mine soon too.
Reply 17
who passed in barking let me no plz
Reply 18
Original post by mujahid_e3
who passed in barking let me no plz


definitly
Reply 19
Original post by BCS student
definitly


wat route did they take u through

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