GCSE – Motor Vehicle & Road Users Studies
A GCSE course in Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies has been introduced to the school curriculum to help realise that aim.
The examination has 3 main parts:
1/ The examination paper carrying 40% of the overall marks.
2/ An investigative study carried out during the two year course carrying 30% of the overall marks.
3/ Practical riding carried out on a 49 cc moped within the school grounds and carrying 30% of the overall marks.
This means that it is entirely possible to have attained a ‘C’ grade after only the completion of the 2 coursework elements and prior to the sitting of the exam, enabling an enthusiastic and interested pupil to score highly.
The subject is well designed for pupils who require a more skill based curriculum rather than a purely academic one and its varied topics include:
- The Highway Code,
- Alcohol abuse,
- Accident procedures
- Legal requirements of owning and insuring a car,
- Motor vehicle technology
Pupils completing the course will have a greater knowledge and awareness of road safety and will be better equipped to facilitate the study of related subjects at a more advanced level. For example, NVQ courses within the Engineering Framework and have the ability to relate and link their other academic subjects (Maths/English/Physics) to a real life situation.