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Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies

GCSE MOTOR VEHICLE & ROAD USER STUDIES

As most pupils will eventually go on to become vehicle owners in the not too distant future, the overall aim of this GCSE subject is to develop better informed and more responsible road users. Pupils are encouraged to form their own opinions with regards issues such as speeding, driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, vehicle insurance etc., Completion of the two year course should mean that pupils will look forward to their driving test with added confidence.

The course content is divided into the following structure:

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Unit 1:

Motor Vehicle & Road

User Theory

∙ Vehicle control and road user behaviour

∙ Legal requirements

∙ Accident procedures

∙ Road transport and its effects on Society

∙ Motor vehicle technology

Written exam

 

Two tiers of entry:

Foundation paper

1 hour 30 mins

 

Higher paper

2 hours

40%

Unit 2:

Investigative Study

2000 word project

On Seatbelt wearing

in Rathfriland.

30%

Unit 3:

Practical Moped Test

Controlled assessment using

pupils’ moped skills.

30%