If you live in the South Gloucestershire area, or to the north of Bristol, you’ll likely be taking your test at Bristol Kingswood test centre. Located just off Station Road, Bristol Kingswood test centre is only a 5-minute drive from Kingswood and a 20 minute drive from the centre of Bristol—making it pretty convenient to get to. If you don’t know much about your chosen test centre yet, or you’re looking to get ahead of the curve, we’ve got just the thing for you! Our essential test centre guide takes you through everything you need to know. We’ve got directions, pass rates, test routes and so much more!
A car park is available at this centre
Male and female toilets available
If you’re heading to Bristol Kingswood test centre from the centre of Bristol itself, it couldn’t be any easier! All you need to do is get onto the A420, turn onto the A4174 and then, finally, turn onto Station Road. And voilà: you’ve reached your destination! Of course, if you’re coming in from further afield, you can make use of the nearby A432 and A39, or local motorways like the M4 and M32. If it’s your first time heading to Bristol Kingswood test centre, and you don’t have your instructor with you, follow these directions with a sat nav to get there in one piece.
During your driving test, the examiner will take you on a test route that will include a mix of residential roads, high-speed A roads and other challenging features. If roundabouts cause your nerves to go haywire, we’d suggest getting some more practice in before your test—there’s one right outside the test centre heading onto Station Road Link, and a few major ones on the A4174. The examiner will likely take you close to the edge of the city of Bristol, so be prepared to face pedestrians, cyclists and heavy traffic. Pay close attention to your speed, as they will eventually guide you towards quieter roads for manoeuvres and pulling over.
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One of the most popular areas of interests for learner drivers is test routes. Unfortunately, these are no longer available. In an attempt to stop learners from relying on their memory to pass the test, the DVSA stopped publishing them all the way back in 2010. It’s not the end of the world, though! You can still get a good measure of which roads and features are favoured by driving examiners by watching videos of Bristol Kingswood test routes on YouTube. You can also get some hands-on experience of the roads likely to feature on your test route by taking lessons with a local ADI.
If you’re at all like other learners, you’re probably wondering what your chances of passing the test are. Using the latest statistics from the DVSA, we’re able to look at how age affects your chances of passing, how pass rates differ by county and even if you’re more likely to pass on your second attempt! There’s certainly a lot of fascinating figures to sink your teeth into. If you’re looking for a speedy rundown, however, we’ve got your back.
Those in the UK have a 45.8% chance of passing the test and becoming fully qualified drivers. Not specific enough for you? Check out Bristol Kingswood’s pass rates from the last five years in the table below…
As you can see, pass rates at Bristol Kingswood test centre have stayed above the national average in the last five years. Though they might not seem that impressive, you should bear in mind that, ultimately, they don’t really matter. Pass rates won’t help you impress the examiner and pass your test. It’s how safely and confidently you follow the test route that will determine the likelihood of you passing or failing.
If you’ve decided that Bristol Kingswood is no longer a viable option for you, or you’re looking to cast your net a bit wider, there are other options in the Gloucestershire area. Your nearest options include Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Well, well, well. It seems like only yesterday you were the grasshopper. Now, you’re almost ready to become a fully qualified driver. All that stands in your way is the pesky driving test. All of your blood, sweat and tears have led to this exact moment. (No pressure!) If you find yourself panicking a bit, read up on our tips for avoiding test day nerves. You might also find some comfort in taking your instructor with you on your test for moral support.
Before you even step foot outside your door, check that you have your provisional licence. If you forget it, that’s it. Game over. You won’t be able to take the test. You’ll also need to avoid any tardiness—you need to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your practical is supposed to start.
Once you leave the waiting room with the examiner, your practical will follow this simple format:
Your trial by fire will eventually be at an end once the examiner leads you back to Bristol Kingswood test centre. Once you’ve parked back up, you’ll only have to wait a few minutes for the examiner to complete their feedback sheet. Then, you’ll finally find out whether you’re allowed to take to the roads unsupervised! You’ll be given a copy of this feedback sheet so that you can see the full breakdown of your driving test faults. It will either be a physical sheet, or an email sent you via the driving test app.
As with any other test you might take in life, there’s always a possibility that you might fail the driving test. Sometimes, we let our nerves get the better of us. Other times, it’s a bad driving habit resurfacing, or a completely unexpected incident on the road. Whatever the reason is, it’s important that you don’t let it put you off driving. If you take too long of a break from driving, it will hinder your progress.
Instead, take a refresher course with a DVSA-approved instructor—work on the areas you picked up the most faults in. Once your confidence levels are back up, you can book a fast-track practical test with PassMeFast so that you’re not waiting around. To get the ball rolling, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.
Looking to get your licence in Gloucestershire? Hold onto your seat… PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! That means you could become a fully qualified driver in just a few weeks, or even days! When you book with us, we’ll start off by securing a test date that meets your requirements. (We can even book you a theory test if you’ve not taken one yet.) We’ll then match you up with a local instructor who will help you build up your driving experience on the roads in Kingswood. Depending on your preferences, your lessons can last between 2 to 5 hours at a time, and can be slotted around your schedule.
Want to get things started today? Start off by checking out our tailored crash course packages on our prices page. If you need further information about these courses, read up on our driving courses rundown. Once you’re ready to get the ball rolling, you can choose to book in online, or over the phone on 0333 123 4949.
If you can’t make up your mind between two of our courses, you can speak to one of our sales advisors over the phone. They’ll help you to determine which one works best for you. Alternatively, you can try our course recommender tool.