Mock Tests – ‘Rock the Mock’

So, you think you’re ready for your driving test? Why not try a mock test with an ex-DVSA Driving Test Examiner to see how you’d perform on the day?

You may have practiced and prepared thoroughly on approach to your test, but nerves play a big role in how you perform in front of the Examiner. That’s where ‘Rock the Mock’ comes in. To help you prepare for test day itself, we can offer you a mock test with Karen, an ex-DVSA Examiner, to help you perform to the best of your ability on your driving test.

Karen has over 13 years’ experience as a DVSA Driving Test Examiner, during which time she conducted in excess of 20,000 driving tests. She has witnessed on many occasions how nerves can affect you during the test and how, if not kept under control, they can cause mistakes and faults that wouldn’t normally occur. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap – do a mock test and arrive at the test centre knowing exactly what to expect and ready to pass your test.

‘Rock the Mock’ tests last for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, during which time Karen will guide you through exactly what happens on test day. The session will be broken down into different sections to ensure you get maximum benefit from it. You will meet Karen at an agreed location, where she will firstly explain how the driving test is conducted. You will then head out on the road and undertake a 40-minute marked mock test under test conditions.

At the end of the 40 minutes, Karen will talk you through how you got on and give you feedback to help you improve your drive. You will then be given the opportunity to drive parts of the route or practice the manoeuvre again to gain a better understanding of the issues which you have experienced and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the test itself.

Your instructor/parents can be present for a debriefing at the end of the Mock which will then give a clear understanding of any improvements that can be made to practice prior to your actual driving test.

As you can tell from the testimonials below, people leave Rock the Mock feeling less nervous and more prepared and confident about the driving test itself. Why not give it a try?

To book a mock test, contact Karen directly on 0783 482 0010 or send an email to Karen at Alternatively, book it via your instructor.


Feedback from former students following their Mock Test confirms that it helps to dispel rumours around driving tests and their confidence was increased on test day:

Pete Hanson School of Motoring

“Doing a mock test with Karen was fantastic preparation for my actual driving test. Karen’s many years of experience as an examiner at the Warrington Test Centre made the mock almost identical to my test, not only giving me an opportunity to drive and perform manoeuvres in a high-pressure examination-like situation, but also taking away all feelings of unfamiliarity on the day of test (an invaluable experience which really helps to settle the nerves).

After the test, Karen gave me detailed feedback on areas I had minored during the test, and gave me guidance on how to avoid repeating these mistakes during test - something which with Karen’s great advice I managed to do.

Karen also answered every question I had about the test, from general driving advice to questions about what happens on the day of the test, and went out of her way to ensure answers to questions were up-to-date with the latest changes to the driving test.

I would definitely recommend anyone taking their test in Warrington book a mock test with Karen - it was truly an invaluable experience - and I would like to thank her for the help she gave me in passing my test first time round.”

Pete Hanson School of Motoring

“Having my mock exam with Karen helped take the pressure off my actual test as I got a feel for what it would be like. Karen also helped me become a better driver through her feedback as she tells you what you need to work on and how you can do it.”

Pete Hanson School of Motoring

“I was really nervous for my driving test before I did a mock test with Karen. Karen was very kind and helpful and told me everything that I needed to correct in order to pass my driving test. I had my test slightly after and passed 1st time with one minor! Can’t thank Karen enough for her help!”

Pete Hanson School of Motoring

“Having a mock test with Karen was really useful as it gave me an insight into what the tests are really like. Karen was very helpful in explaining where I went wrong and what examiners are looking for so I didn’t make those mistakes on my actual test.”