Our curriculum is designed to make sure that students have the opportunities that they need to be successful. Our aim is that young people will achieve their potential to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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Motor Vehicle Studies

Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies prepares students to become responsible road users. It gives students an opportunity to develop their interest in and appreciation of the motor vehicle. They discover the responsibilities of vehicle ownership and the legal requirements of being a road user. They explore motor vehicle and road user theory. They also have access to a moped to carry out a practical riding activity and investigate a real-life traffic situation.


Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies

Levels Taught:

Post 16


Mr H Davidson – (HoD)
Miss J Hutchinson
Mr A Foster (Technician)

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Students develop knowledge of the Highway Code, including road user behaviour, road signs and markings and using appropriate signals. They learn about driving at night and under adverse conditions, as well as the causes and prevention of road traffic collisions. They investigate the legal requirements of driving and owning a vehicle. This includes learning about motor insurance, required documentation and what to do in the event of a collision.

GCSE in Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies is unitised, so it’s possible to take part of the assessment at the end of the first year of study.

The specification has three units:

  • Unit 1: Motor Vehicle and Road User Theory 50%
  • Unit 2: Investigative Study 25%
  • Unit 3: Practical Riding Activity. 25%

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