1. Study for it as you would any other testDon’t take it lightly just because it’s not part of your school work. If you want to pass then you’ll need to really apply yourself as there’s a lot to learn. In some ways much of it is common sense but there are plenty of tricky bits like the give way rules. It’s also important information that you will need to know and understand properly when you start driving.
2. Do a practice highway code test onlineThese can help you quickly run through a lot of different questions and test how you’re doing. You can also learn as you go. As well as the test on this website there are many more available online too.
3. Summarise and paraphraseReading the highway code book is an essential part of your theory test study, and we recommend you take notes as you go. Paraphrase the questions and answers into your own words making sure you retain the original meaning. To do this you have to really understand the meaning of the material, rather than just reciting it in parrot fashion. After all, the reason you’re studying is not just to pass the test, but ultimately it’s so that you know what you’re doing on the road. It’s your safety you’re studying for so it’s well worth the effort!
4. Create flash cardsAs you work your way through the Highway Code book you can create flash cards of the things you find difficult to remember. Write these down on card and then you can flick through them on the bus or whenever you have a spare moment.
5. Break it up and reward yourselfThink about the great things that being able to drive will allow you to do as this can be a motivating force. But also set yourself smaller targets such as knowing all the road signs and then treat yourself once you’ve achieved that goal. Breaking things up into smaller chunks like this can make it seem less daunting and more manageable.
6. Get family and friends involvedChances are some of your friends are looking to do the test at the same time as you. Meet up with them and practice together so you can help each other learn. Your family will want you to become a safe driver and you may have brothers or sisters who’ve just done the test. Get them to help you by asking you questions.
7. Set a date for your theory testEven if you don’t officially book your test in until you’re ready, setting a provisional date can give you something to work towards and create some momentum for you to get your study underway.
Happy studying and good luck with your theory test study – if you still want more then this video is very good too…