Cedar School of Motoring provide professional driving lessons throughout Acton, Shepherds Bush, Chiswick and Hammersmith. We can also provide help and guidance to help you on your way to passing not only your practical test, but also your theory test!

Before you are eligible to take your practical driving test, you must first pass your theory test. 

If you learn with Cedar School of Motoring, Abed will provide you with guidance and teaching aids such as apps, books and videos to help ensure you are fully prepared for your theory test. 

For those who will be taking their theory test in the near future, we have put together a quick Q&A guide. Read on to learn all you'll need to know about the theory test:

Where do I go to take my theory test?

You can take your theory test at your local test centre. To locate the nearest centre to you, visit the gov.uk site (link to https://www.gov.uk/driving-theory-test-centre) and enter your postcode. 

How much will it cost to take my theory test?

The standard fee for the theory test is £23. 

What do I need to know?

The theory test is taken at a computer and involves questions relating to the following areas:

•Driver attitude

•Stopping distances

•Sign interpretation

•The effects of drugs, alcohol, fatigue etc. on driving

•The environmental impact of driving

Most questions will require only one answer, though some may ask for candidates to choose up to four of six possible answers. 

What is the pass mark?

You must achieve a score of at least 43 out of a possible 50 to gain a passing mark. Once you have completed the theory component, you will have a short break before you sit your hazard perception test. 

What is hazard perception?

The hazard perception module comprises 14 video clips, each depicting an everyday road scenario with developing hazards involving pedestrians and vehicles. 13 clips will contain a single hazard and one will contain two. When you identify a hazard, you must click the mouse button.

You'll be scored between one and five points for each hazard depending on how quickly you reacted. Clicking after a hazard has developed or too far in advance will score you no points, as will excessive clicking. A hazard is defined as an event that would cause you to stop, change speed, or direction.

What if I pass the theory, but fail the hazard perception?

To pass, you must successfully complete both elements. If you fail one module or the other, you will need to retake both at the full cost. 

If you have enquiries about theory training or any other aspect of driving, get in touch with Cedar School of Motoring today on 07958 458 344.