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Pandemic Update 11th August 2020

Well test centres have been running for a couple of weeks now, It seems to be working after a fashion, but tests are still in very short supply, not least because of the amount of people that waited so long to complete from before and during lockdown. We are still not back to pre lockdown amounts of tests available or the being able to book 10 weeks in advance, so we just have to be patient. Mod one's are more available than mod two's because the test is much shorter, so there is a bit of a delay between mod one and two. We are booking 10 mod one's to 4 mod two's. There are also still on going problems with theory test availability.
Pandemic update 8th July
Thankyou for your patience. As you may be aware DVSA have now opened test centres. They have also started to release tests supposedly based on last year's usage. They are also only releasing tests one week in advance at a time, meaning that we buy tests this week, to be taken next week. We then buy the week after, a few days later. So dates for tests may be at shorter notice than they have been in the past. We do have a waiting list of people taking tests, but there is now a problem with the length of time to be able to get a theory test. Some places into October. So if you already have your theory test you may be able to get in for your practical tests much sooner. So feel free to contact us now that tests are available. At the moment the furthest ahead we can buy tests is two weeks.
There is a list of things to comply with when attending your test:
The Test Centre and Toilets will be closed as per Government guidelines both during the weekend and also when tests are conducted during the week until further notice.
Please arrive no earlier than five minutes prior to your student’s test time and ensure that your student has their paperwork ready for the examiner.
For MOD 2 tests we ask that the candidate brings along their own earpiece compatible with a 3.5mm jack plug for the examiners Bluetooth set.
There will be no access to the waiting room or facilities and the examiner will meet the candidate outside of the building alongside the Motorcycle bays.
Kitting up and signatures will be completed outside.
With regard to Motorcycle tests we ask that candidates wear their ‘buffs’ or ‘neckies’ pulled up across their nose and mouth to reduce the risk of contamination whilst meeting with the examiner and maintain appropriate social distancing.


2017/18 sees the DVSA taking another look at CBT and its structure, Instructor qualifications, theory test before CBT etc. Watch this space for more changes.

There is also a possibility that A2 will be upgraded by training rather than test, however this may not be in the near future.

From 2013 there have been changes to categories and sizes of bikes.

Category AM is moped which can be ridden from age 16. Category A1 is aged 17-19 and is restricted to 125cc maximum of 14.6bhp. To progress to A2 you will need to retest on that category of machine Between 19 and 24 you can ride a bike of 47bhp provided you take your test on that power bike. Again to get a full unrestricted licence you will have to retest , either after 2 years or at age 24 on a 600cc bike of at least 53bhp

DSA reminds motorcycle candidates to dress appropriately, see the "Your Test" page for details.

Test Passes

Although the figures look pretty consistent they really are only a rough guide. People fail tests because they are tests. There are very few that fail because they are not capable. Most times it is one error due to overthinking and nerves. Sometimes a person can fail more than once for the same reasons. For all that, as you can see the vast majority do pass.

2017 Mod 1 174 out of 216 at 81% and Mod2 188 out of 227 at 83%

2016 Mod1 175 out of 217  at 81% and Mod2 177 out of 218 at 81%

2015 was very similar to last year with 164 mod 1's and 166 mod 2's both at 81%

Well 2014 was a pretty busy year. We had  168 mod 1 passes and 163 mod 2 passes both at a pass rate of 81%.

2013 was a quieter year for all schools and the DSA . Far fewer motorcycle tests were taken , mostly due to the new test changes.

We did 151 Module 1's with 128 passes at a pass rate of 85%, and 166 module 2's with 133 passes at 80%

For 2012 we  had 242 module 1's with 184 passes at 76% which is down on last year. Unfortunately nerves really got to a few people who had a few attempts , but all got there in the end.

For module 2 we have had 211 with 169 passes at 81%. A very good year in terms of the number of students, so thank you very much for choosing us and recommending us.

2011. This year we had a total of 154 mod 1's with 128 passes at 83%. For mod 2 there were 164 with 141 passes at 86%, so apart from the snow , all in all a good year for us and our candidates.

We mostly use Burgess Hill or Farnborough, the statistics are below

DSA test pass statistics


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DSA test statistics 2011 (83kb)

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