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What Does a Mock Driving Test Involve?


As one of the providers of driving lessons Ipswich learner drivers trust, we know what goes into getting someone ready for the road. One of the most important parts of learning to drive is taking a mock practical driving test. Here’s what you can expect from yours.

When will you take a mock test

During your driving lessons, you will gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to pass your driving test. How long this takes can vary from driver to driver, but you will come to a point where you instructor can see that you are ready for your test. At this stage in your tuition, they will then turn their focus to helping you feel as prepared as possible for your practical test, which you are able to take after the successful completion of your theory.

What is a mock driving test?

One of the key parts of preparing you for your driving test is a mock driving test. Just like mock exams, a mock driving test is there to prepare you for the real thing in a much lower-stakes setting. This will be something that you and your driving instructor will discuss beforehand, and you will know when your mock is going to be carried out – just like your real test. Some pupils will already have their practical driving test booked, while some prefer to wait until completing a mock to go ahead and do so.

What does it involve?

So, what’s involved in a mock driving test? Well, everything that you can expect from a genuine driving test, just without the official pass or fail at the end!

You will begin with an eyesight test, followed by those all-important ‘show me, tell me’ questions. You’ll then be taken out on the roads, during which your driving ability will be assessed. You’ll complete a section of independent driving, following a sat nav or road signs. You will also be asked to demonstrate that you can safely and correctly carry out one of four manoeuvres: forward bay park, reverse bay park, right reverse and parallel park. If your instructor thinks that you need the practice, they may ask you to complete all three. After all of this, you will given your mock result and feedback.

Why it’s a good idea

Why is taking a mock test a good idea? First of all, it will give you a good idea of what you can expect from your test? While there’s no guaranteeing what routes you will take, what questions you will be asked, or what manoeuvres to perform, you will become familiar with the layout of the test. Your driving instructor will also be able to identify areas in which you need to improve, so you will be able to work on those before you are asked to demonstrate those skills for real. You’ll also feel a little bit nervous, as you will go into your test feeling as prepared as possible.

Learn to drive with us

We are one of the most trusted providers of driving lessons Ipswich has to offer, and we provide driving lessons for pupils of all levels of experience. Whether you are a teenager itching to get out on the road with your friends or you’re a more mature learner driver with some failed tests behind you, we will expertly guide you to the finish line. Our mock lessons are tailored to suit you and will focus on building on your weaknesses and continuing to develop your strengths


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Want to find out more about learning to drive? Contact our Ipswich driving school today! We’d be happy to answer any questions that you have and schedule your first lesson as soon as it suits you.

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I was taught by Geoff for about 2 months and I went to my test and passed the first time with this company and I would highly recommend Geoff and the company ad he teaches really well, he ensures that you end up being a driver and not a learner and i felt that is a really respectable quality when it comes to a teacher. I could not say any bad experience and was extremely happy

Alen Thomas

For any one wanting to learn to drive but not sure who to go with I definitely recommend Nayland, with his great help I passed first time and in just over three months, the lessons were great I always looked forward to them as Michael is a lovely guy and very down to earth, and up for a laugh 🙂 but he is also very patient for any one who is nervous about driving. 🙂

Harriet Osborn Davies

Thanks a lot to Dave, very calm and professional instructor. Passed after 20h, would definitely recommend.

Mikolaj Witkowski

I passed my test first time, I didn’t need to use any other instructor as Michael gave me all the advice I needed, down to earth, practical and easy to understand. While learning to drive can be stressful, Micheal made it so easy for me. I enjoyed learning and looked forward to the lessons as they were really enjoyable, if you want to learn to drive with someone that will make it enjoyable and practical Micheal is the guy! guy.

Peter Callaghan

Before having Michael as a driving instructor I was with someone else! I was given his number through a recommendation, and his lessons gave me the confidence to pass my test! Michael has great prices and deals, to suit anyone! I have now been driving a year, and I have recommended many people to go with him and they have gone on to pass very fast! 🙂

Amy Cowlin

Massive thanks to Suzanne! Amazing instructor! Helped to boost my confidence and pass my test quickly! Highly recommend!

Tom Clarke