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

“Learning to drive with Pete was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone learning to drive without hesitation. Not only were the lessons well planned and structured, but Pete was great company in the car throughout, helping me relax and therefore progress quicker.

For any new driver, the experience can be quite intimidating and daunting, but Pete guided me through at my own individual pace, never once getting annoyed or frustrated. By using both detailed explanations and useful visual aids, Pete made sure that I grasped what he wanted me to do on the road easily, and then gave me as much time as was needed to practice myself, as this was the best way for a new driver to learn.

Pete had a clear plan from the start of what he wanted to cover and when, and I was kept well informed of this also., Not only did he teach me well in the hours I spent with him, but Pete also encouraged my driving outside of lessons, giving me insurance advice and special discounts, all to get me more time and experience behind the wheel.

I passed both my theory and practical tests first time, after 15 hours of lessons, and Pete guaranteed to refund any lessons that I had booked and not used. A fantastic driver and instructor, Pete has now helped both my sister and I pass first time, and is a brilliant choice for any learner.”