DPS Drive – Case Study Examples is aimed to complement DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test (ITT), released this summer by DPS Computing Limited. While the interactive theory test helps learner drivers get to grips with the driving theory and the types of questions that are asked during a theory test, DPS Drive – CSE puts the questions into a context and format that you can expect to be similar to that faced in the theory test centre.
The first Case Study Example contained in DPS Drive – CSE has been provided and kindly licensed to DPS Computing Limited by the Driving Standards Agency.
DPS Computing Limited is working with fully qualified Advanced Driving Instructors (ADIs) to create more realistic case study examples to enable us to continue releasing more case studies at regular intervals.
DPS Drive – Case Study Examples is the second release by DPS Computing Limited, as well as the second release in the DPS Drive line of products.
While DPS Drive – Case Study Examples (CSE) was initially conceived as a paid for add on to DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test, the decision was made to release it under a free-to-use model. There are a number of advantages to this. Firstly, you get it for no additional cost (always a bonus!). Secondly, it is accessible to both current DPS Drive – ITT (DPS Computing) customers and non customers alike. Thirdly, by releasing it under a free-to-use model we can release case studies as and when they are finished and become available. Under the pay model, we would have had to complete all of the case studies prior to release, thereby delaying the release date.
DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test (ITT) and DPS Drive – Case Study Examples (CSE) have naturally been designed to complement each other.
DPS Drive – CSE will include case studies that are typically found within the theory test that you take while learning to drive.
The Driving Standards Agency has produced a short excerpt (shown below) which explains what case studies are and why they have been introduced:
“On 7th May 2008, the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, MP, Secretary of State for Transport launched the Learning to Drive public consultation, setting out proposals to reform the way that people learn to drive and are tested. The consultation closed on 6th October 2008 with almost 7,000 responses. The Report on Consultation explained Ministers’ decisions about the package of changes on which we consulted. There was widespread, strong agreement that the introduction of case studies into the theory test would help to better assess whether learns have understood driving theory.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) therefore introduced case studies into the theory test for car drivers and moped/motorcycle riders from 28th September 2009, and the case study scenarios will be taken from the existing theory test question bank.”
As with the theory test questions featured in the Interactive Theory Test, the DSA no longer release the live question banks that are actually in use. This is the same for case studies. The theory test questions and case studies are indicative of the type that you would face in your theory test, but are not the actual questions / case studies – as with all revision materials out there (even the DSA’s own official revision materials).
DPS Drive – CSE will at first include one case study, which has been licensed to DPS Computing Limited by the DSA.
However, DPS Computing Limited is working closely with Advanced Driving Instructors to create more case studies to include in DPS Drive – Case Study Examples.
And the best part? Well we’ve saved that till last!
DPS Drive – Case Study Examples (CSE) will be available free of charge! Therefore DPS Drive – CSE will be available to both customers and non-customers, however it is designed to complement DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test (ITT) and will be geared in a way that complements the Interactive Theory Test software – which we highly recommend for your revision!
The latest feature that we can announce, and will launch immediately, is our ‘Ask An Expert’ feature.
So, what is Ask An Expert?
Well, we understand that sometimes you may have questions regarding your theory test. These might be general questions such as ‘how do I book my theory test’ or ‘how many questions are asked on my theory test’. Equally, they may be more specific questions, even questions relating to a practice question that you have encountered in DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test. Whatever the question regarding your theory test is, or any of the content in DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test, our panel of experts are waiting to receive and answer your questions.
All of our experts are fully qualified Advanced Driving Instructors, who currently teach pupils in the UK to drive and have a full, valid and current permit to offer driving instruction in the UK. So, you can be sure that the answers you get from our experts are correct, of a high quality and compliant with the current theory test rules, regulations and practices.
DPS Computing Limited have added this feature so that you can be sure that any uncertainties you have regarding your theory test can be answered quickly, efficiently and correctly.
The Ask An Expert feature is available to all current DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test customers as well as, obviously, all future customers ordering DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test.
To access this feature, simply select the new ‘Ask An Expert – DPS Drive – ITT’ menu option from within your personalised customer area.
Finally, we’d like to wish the best of luck to all DPS Drive – ITT customers taking their theory test in the near future :).
DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test (ITT) is suitable for a wide range of people and businesses. From learner drivers to experienced drivers and from self employed driving instructors to driving schools.
So, what are the features in DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test?
Fully updated with the 2012 revision banks from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)
Well for a start it’s fully updated with the 2012 revision banks from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The Driving Standards Agency is the government agency responsible for setting the theory test for learner drivers throughout the United Kingdom – so their revision banks are by far the most useful to practice with. And DPS Computing Limited obtained a license for these revision banks a little while ago. Since then, we have created DPS Drive – ITT and have gained approval for the web based application to be released.
Never do the same test again – random selection of questions means a unique test every time
Familiarity of doing the same test over and over again only has limited usefulness when revising for your theory test. The best way to truly test your knowledge and allow the driving theory to sink in is to try different random tests again and again. This way you are testing your understanding of the driving theory and not that you can recall the answers to certain questions in a certain order.
This is of vital importance. As the DSA do not publish the ‘official’ theory test questions any more, there is no way to practice the ‘real’ test before you actually take it.
Approximately 1000 Questions!
You can be asked anything relating to driving theory on your theory test. So, it’s best to cover everything. And that’s why we have included every single one of the questions from the revision banks provided to us by the Driving Standards Agency, giving you the best possible chance of successfully revising for your theory test and passing first time.
Completely FREE updates – major and minor
Forget about paying for the latest version. Every update to DPS Drive – ITT, including bug fixes, minor updates and new major version releases are provided to you completely free of charge – for the entire duration of your license. No need to worry about not having access to the latest questions and application!
A picture can say a thousand words…
Sometimes pictures help to visualise things and understand the questions more fully. Every picture provided to us by the DSA with their revision banks is included in DPS Drive – ITT in the relevant questions.
Web based application
Web based application. Forget about the majority of technical problems you can encounter with traditional software. These are mostly eliminated by the DPS Drive – ITT web based application concept. Less errors, less setup time, more practice, more value for money :).
Want to practice at 4am? That’s no problem – DPS Drive – ITT is available 24 x 7 x 365 – so its there when you want and need it! However, we wouldn’t recommend staying up till 4am practicing on the day of your theory test! ;).
Unlimited uses – try as many tests as you want
Honestly, we’re being serious! Practice until your fingers drop off!! OK, maybe not that much practice – but you know what we mean! ;). Just remember, don’t be sharing your log in details – our security systems are primed and monitoring 24 hours a day – and we don’t want to have to cancel your license! :(. By all means recommend it to a friend though – after all, its only the equivalent of £2 / month. And what can you get for £2 / month these days?!
Review the correct answers
Now there’s no point answering the questions and not knowing whether you got them right or wrong….. right? ;). Get a review at the end. ITT will turn into the teacher and give you a tick or a cross to tell you whether you got it correct or incorrect and also give you the correct answer to the question. Neat :).
Control your test
Only have 5 minutes spare? Just select 10 questions. Want to practice a test as long as the real deal? That’s no problem – select 50 questions. The final summary screen will tell you how many you got right and wrong and your percentage. You will also be shown the current Theory Test pass mark and percentage for reference.
You can select to answer 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 questions. Scale your practice test to your practice time available!
Personalised area on DPS Computing to access your products
We’ll provide you with your own nice area to access DPS Drive – ITT. The other great thing is that future DPS Computing web based products and services that you order will also be available from the same area. We’ll lend you your own little part of DPS Computing – we like to be the caring, sharing type!!
FREE technical support
Don’t worry, there’s free technical support available with DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test. No £1.50/minute premium rate phone lines here! Drop us an e-mail, use the contact form, call the office, Facebook us, send us a tweet, G+ us – free technical support provided in all the ways that you can contact us!
FREE personalised branding for driving schools / instructors & businesses
Add a spot of branding to your pupils / users areas – we’ll happily add your company logo to the DPS Drive – ITT page for your pupils and users. (Business/Driving Instructor/Driving School licenses only – obviously ;)).
Knowledge and Understanding text
Well its one thing to know the correct answer (or not know it!!). But why is the correct answer correct? Don’t worry, each question includes the knowledge and understanding text from the DSA revision banks so that not only do you know what the correct answer is but you also know why it is the correct answer. Aids your learning and ensures that you go into theory test fully prepared!
So there you have it! The most comprehensive and up-to-date theory test package available on the market. And all for a bargain price.
Currently individuals can gain 6 months access to DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test for only £12!
Driving schools, driving instructors and businesses can gain access to DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test for 10 pupils / users for only £20 / month!
DPS Computing Limited is proud to announce that it’s first piece of software, the web based online interactive theory test application, DPS Drive – ITT, has gained approval from the Driving Standards Agency and is now cleared for launch.
Final preparations are being made ahead of the launch, which is expected to be within the next 24 hours.
David Smith, Managing Director of DPS Computing Limited, said – “I am really excited about the imminent release of DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test and I am sure that it will make the impact that we want it to on the market, with free updates, a bargain price and easy access for customers. When compared with many other products on the market or in the shops, DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test is more comprehensive and more up to date – leading to an all round better experience and value for money for the customer. With the inclusion of the ‘Knowledge and Understanding’ text, which was previously only available in official DSA products, DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test is crammed full of all the information that a learner driver needs to successfully revise for their theory test. Not only that, I am sure it will also become an invaluable resource for experienced drivers, newly qualified drivers, driving instructors and driving schools alike”.
DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test contains approximately 1000 questions and is available from £12 for 6 months access.
The application is a web based application, which will be accessed from the DPS Computing Limited customer area and, as an online application, will provide convenient access for customers as well as stability. Also, as DPS Drive – Interactive Theory Test is an online application, it reduces technical issues associated with traditional software and allows almost universal access, no matter how the user chooses to access the application.
A further press release will be made upon release. Stay tuned! :).