Failed Theory

Failed your theory?

If you’ve just failed your theory test don’t worry. Handy hints to help you pass next time.

“The theory test pass rate is around 47%, so if you failed the test you are not alone.”

Here’s how to come back stronger and to bounce back in four simple steps.

  1. Get some help

If you didn’t pass your theory test this time, come back stronger by using learning aids to improve your knowledge. There are some great apps and revision software on the market like the Official DVSA Theory Test Kit.

  1. Put theory into practice

Maybe you fell into the trap of thinking you could breeze through the theory test without trying. Well, now you know different. So, do all you can to prepare better. Talk to your instructor about applying your knowledge during lessons, observing clues and actual hazards. It’s one of the best ways to make your knowledge of driving theory stick.


  1. Don’t hazard a guess

You’ll know by now that the hazard perception test requires a sharp eye and a good understanding of the kind of hazards you might come up against. So, as well as fine-tuning your theoretical knowledge, try a hazard perception app or DVD, and remember to look out for hazards during your lessons or while practising with parents. One of the most popular on the market is the Official DVSA Theory Test Kit.

  1. Keep your nerves in check

You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel nervous before an exam, but don’t let anxiety cause you to underperform. Deep breathing exercises, eating a banana before the test (no, really), or listening to positive and uplifting music can all help. Not telling your friends that you are about to take the test can avoid unnecessary peer pressure.