11 things to consider on the day of your test
Think positively. As soon as you get up in the morning, tell yourself that you are going to get through the day calmly.
Make sure you eat a good breakfast. Even though you may be nervous and have lost your appetite eating breakfast is very important. Research has shown that your brain needs food to concentrate, so give yourself some food for thought!
Dress comfortably Make yourself feel good.
Arrive in plenty of time You should be present in the test centre at least ten minutes before the appointed time of your test. If you are late the test will be cancelled, and you will lose your fee.
Just before the test. Relax by taking a few slow deep breaths. Clench and then relax your muscles to relieve tension.
Remember that some nervousness is normal and that it can improve your performance.
Listen carefully to the examiner's instructions Act on them in good time, and ask for them to be repeated if necessary.
Give the examiner a good confident drive, one that both of you can enjoy.
The examiner just wants to see how you would normally drive. Do not change your driving style, remember your training. Two examples of candidates failing test before taking lesson with Bridge Gateway: One candidate on test decided to do there own thing by driving to slowly around the test route thinking they were being extra careful, unfortunately they failed on not making progress. Another candidate decided that rushing around would get the test over quicker, unfortunately they also failed at driving at an inappropriate speed/driving to fast! We will train you in away so these faults do not occur.
If you make a decision that you think could be misjudged by the examiner, explain your reasons while you drive.
If you come across a new situation. Hold back and assess it carefully before you decide to proceed - and be prepared to change your decision if necessary.
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