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Theory Highs and lows.

Post by Spongefinger » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:23 pm

So took my theory test Wednesday. First exam I've done in probably 20 years. I was actually very confident as had been practicing on apps for two months and was scoring really high on both theory and hazard perception. Sat down listened to intro then into test first 10-12 questions BAM seen them all before knew was right then I got thrown a couple of questions I'd not seen before and went into " fook I know absolutely nothing " mode and started to get a bit stressed and doubting myself over questions I knew I knew the answer to. Got to the end but a lot of my confidence was gone. Onto hazard perception, when I first practiced this on my app I was terrible scored really low but again kept at it and got really good. The thing is unlike a question you don't really know how much you score so it's a bit unknown. So finished up and queued up to get my result, they handed me a folded bit of paper I suddenly found myself not wanting to open it....I walked out if the waiting room where about 8 very nervous teens were sitting , as I was walking along the corridor I couldn't take it any more and opened up my results. There is a lot of info on the paper so was scanning it when suddenly I fell down the stairs of test center....I passed so limped home on cloud nine 😂



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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by Bender » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:41 pm

I was put out of my misery early, Lady handed me my results with, won't be seeing you again smile

Good luck with the rest, fooking u turn was my issue.
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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by FallingDown » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:50 pm

Well done mate. I don't think anyone likes the hazard perception because it's such a grey area. You can see things too soon as well as too late. A friend of mine who is an experienced HGV driver failed a couple of times because of this.

Good luck with the rest of the tests

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Post by geofferz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:04 pm

Hard bit done - congrats!
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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by fastbob » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:50 pm

Everything is a hazard ! Lord knows how I'd do if I had to retake both tests .

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Post by Spongefinger » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:19 pm

Cheers guys. Have mixed feelings about DAS can't wait to get back on a bike again so really looking forward to training but I pretty sure nobody ever has looked forward to Mod one and 2 😂

The hazard perception test is a strange one I did hours of practice clips to nail it but there seemed to be a lack of consistency as to how early or late you needed to click. I used the advice of clicking three times about a second between on each hazard this gives you a decent chance of being in the scoring zone.

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Post by geofferz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:33 pm

Das is fun! Especially mod2.
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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by FallingDown » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:03 pm

geofferz wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Hard bit done - congrats!
This is a lie!

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Post by geofferz » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:45 pm

FallingDown wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:03 pm
geofferz wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Hard bit done - congrats!
This is a lie!
Well, I scored the minimum on my theory. Literally the lowest pass rate. But got a completely clean sheet on my das. So, it's true for me!
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Post by JackieOWheels » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:28 pm

Wooo! Well done @Spongefinger
Ride safe everyone, hope to see you all out there!

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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by Bungleaio » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:15 am

geofferz wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:33 pm
Das is fun! Especially mod2.
IAN Advanced test is even more fun as it lasts for an hour and a half
You can't beat a nice bit of faff

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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by UkSmurfy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 pm

Congratulations! I have mine at the end of the month :)

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Re: Theory Highs and lows.

Post by Spongefinger » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 pm

UkSmurfy wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Congratulations! I have mine at the end of the month :)
Good luck Smurfy 👌

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Post by jedibiker » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm

Hazard perception does catch people out. I thought I was great at it due to spotting loads of potential hazards that may cause me to stop or have to change direction. To find I missed them. I was lucky to use a friend's online dashboard for his driving school pupils (cars but had a bike section). This would show you what the Computer was looking for. Often the risk had a small window of opportunity that you needed to click in. I was clicking just before it and near the end. So I started to click in a uniform manner every 2 seconds once saw a threat. Score shot up. If you click too much it knows, but a steady regular click works. Only did mine last Sept.

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