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Changes to theory test

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The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 28 September 2020.

The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland.

The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a:

  • reading difficulty (like dyslexia)

  • learning disability

  • developmental condition (like autism)

The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with.

This change was due to happen on 14 April 2020 but was postponed due to coronavirus.

How the theory test is changing to use video clips instead of written case studies

Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it.

This tests your knowledge and understanding of road rules.

This will change if you take your test from 28 September 2020. You’ll watch one video clip instead of reading a case study, and answer 3 questions about it.

How using a video clip will work

You’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer 3 multiple-choice questions about it.

You can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.

ExampleYou can watch the video, answer a question, and then watch the video again before you answer the next question.

Other support for people with a reading difficulty, disability or health condition You can have reasonable adjustments made to your theory test if you have a:

  • reading difficulty

  • disability

  • health condition

These include:

  • extra time to take the test

  • someone to read what’s on the screen and record your answers

  • someone to reword the questions for you

(Image of female , green top taking test on computer )

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