Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Hi!
    Im planning on taking my theory soon, I dont know how to go about studying for it though. I got the theory practise cd ( red one ) and have been using it to practise, but how close is the cd to the real thing?
    Also, any other suggestions on what to do? Ive been told to read the highway code and to do online mocks? Well that prepare me well?

    Also, how long does it take to be ready for the theory given I spent an hour each day revising? (realistically)

    Thank you !
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ranz)
    Hi!
    Im planning on taking my theory soon, I dont know how to go about studying for it though. I got the theory practise cd ( red one ) and have been using it to practise, but how close is the cd to the real thing?
    Also, any other suggestions on what to do? Ive been told to read the highway code and to do online mocks? Well that prepare me well?

    Also, how long does it take to be ready for the theory given I spent an hour each day revising? (realistically)

    Thank you !
    hey there :-)

    I'm afraid I didn't use the cd so I can't tell you how realistic it is, but all I did was read the highway code, memorize traffic and road signs and do as many mocks as possible, and it worked!
    The questions are pretty similar to the mocks you can find online, and they're based of the highway code. I know its a long document to read, but it's worth it.
    It should prepare you pretty well. Here's the website I used for most of my mocks, as well the official one you can find on the government website:
    http://toptests.co.uk/

    For the hazard perception, you may have to hunt around for some tests to get a good idea of what it's like, but to be honst I found the hazards easier to spot in the real thing than the practice ones I did online.
    It may be worth getting the DVSA app. One of my friends only used that to revise for it.
    As for the timing, my prep was really last minute which was a bad idea haha, but depending on when your theory is, an hour a day sounds good! You should definitely be focussing on doing more mocks closer to the actual test though, so the learning and revising should be in the earlier stages.

    Hope that helps!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by marsbar3007)
    hey there :-)

    I'm afraid I didn't use the cd so I can't tell you how realistic it is, but all I did was read the highway code, memorize traffic and road signs and do as many mocks as possible, and it worked!
    The questions are pretty similar to the mocks you can find online, and they're based of the highway code. I know its a long document to read, but it's worth it.
    It should prepare you pretty well. Here's the website I used for most of my mocks, as well the official one you can find on the government website:
    http://toptests.co.uk/

    For the hazard perception, you may have to hunt around for some tests to get a good idea of what it's like, but to be honst I found the hazards easier to spot in the real thing than the practice ones I did online.
    It may be worth getting the DVSA app. One of my friends only used that to revise for it.
    As for the timing, my prep was really last minute which was a bad idea haha, but depending on when your theory is, an hour a day sounds good! You should definitely be focussing on doing more mocks closer to the actual test though, so the learning and revising should be in the earlier stages.

    Hope that helps!
    Thank you so much!
    Do you think a 2 weeks is enough? Some tell me they needed a month and others a week. I will use the cd along with the link u gave me to do prep, ill buy a copy of the highway code and read it.

    Thank you!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    You can get an app from the DVLA that takes you through a summary of everything you have to know, and gives some practise tests. That's how I learnt for mine. It also comes with some hazard perception videos, but you may want to hunt around online for more to get extra practise.

    I think I took several months over mine but if you rush it you can probably get through in 2 weeks - I'd aim to learn it all in the first week so you can spend the second week doing practise tests and looking at the hazard perception portion
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ranz)
    Thank you so much!
    Do you think a 2 weeks is enough? Some tell me they needed a month and others a week. I will use the cd along with the link u gave me to do prep, ill buy a copy of the highway code and read it.

    Thank you!
    no worries :-) I would say two weeks is fine, but then it depends on you and the way you revise.
    Also, you don't need to buy the highway code! It's on the government website:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code
    If you prefer a printed version there's a printable pdf:
    http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploa...k-en-12-04.pdf
    But for traffic signs etc. you'll need to get the pdf from the government website. Essentially, it's all there haha :-)
    Here's another site if you need any more tests - you only get two free multiple choice and hazard perception tests before you have to pay - but don't feel inclined to buy any package!
    http://www.theory-test-online.co.uk/

    Sorry just realised that's a lot of links haha :-P
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Hey, 2 weeks should be enough, I just passed my test on Wednesday. 46/50 - Glad I passed but disappointed cause last week I've been getting 50/50 on the practice exams.

    What you'll need :
    DVSA Theory Test book
    High way code book or online
    Official DSVA app

    Don't listen to anyone who says the theory test is easy and you can do it the night before, they are the spawn of the devil. There is a reason why 50% of all people fail the theory test, look at the stats, they think its easy and common sense. it's not *
    There are over 900 questions/answers you should learn and remember.

    1) Go through theory book - highlight the correct answers (answers on the back)
    2) After each section of the book use the App to quiz yourself
    3) Skim through High way code (LEARN THE ROAD SIGNS aswell)
    4) Practice the exam, test yourself using the app everyday, on your free time, on the bus, on your break. Until you're scoring those high 40's and eventually 50/50's! Also Online mocks are great too even for the Hazard!

    Trust after a while you'll know 98% of the answers and it'd be easy That's exactly what I did, and 46 of those questions I got right were from the book and in the same format. So when i did my actual test I actually finished the multiple choice part of the exam in 10mins cause I had done those question what feels like 100 times.

    In the days before the test I was averaging doing 30-40 practice exams daily. Sounds excessive but I really wanted to pass!Good Luck! x
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Hello!

    I just passed my theory yesterday!

    DVLA CD is good to practice on. It is as close as you can get to the real theory test. Also, do a lot on hazard perception - make sure you identified the developing hazard and click in every 2 seconds when you spot one.

    Do use the website quiz as it is completely free! I am also using mobile apps of iTheory UK and Theory Test.

    Practice, practice and practice - it is the only way you can pass the theory.

    You can spend 1 or 2 hours every day revising and practicing questions.

    Here the websites links I use:
    READ THE HIGHWAY CODE THROUGHLY - IT GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO REVISE
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

    QUIZ:
    http://toptests.co.uk/
    https://www.gov.uk/take-practice-theory-test
    http://www.theory-test-online.co.uk/...heory-test.htm
    https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/...g-theory-test/
    http://www.driving-theory-test.com/dvla-theory-test
    http://www.2pass.co.uk/mockhazardtest.htm#.V8CL6pMrK8o

    Websites to learn the practical driving which also helps (looks at tips and theory side)
    http://www.driving-school-beckenham.co.uk/
    http://www.driveractive.com/index.html
    http://www.driving-test-success.com/

    Hope these helps!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Two days is plenty of time, let alone 2 weeks. Just spend the whole time practising questions forget about books or CD's. Use the app or toptests and you'll be fine. Also for hazard perception click once, then wait half a second before clicking again. Its a bit of a joke really
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.