Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies

About our subject:

The main aim of Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies (MVRUS) is to encourage the young people who study this GCSE to think about themselves and their role as a road user, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, passenger or driver. We explore the behaviour of road users, including how we should adapt our driving to cope with different weather conditions, as well as the various behaviours which can potentially lead to accidents through lack of concentration or other factors.

We also learn about many of the practical aspects of car ownership, such as the financial costs of buying and running a car, as well as a study of how the main mechanical systems of cars work. While the course will not turn you into a mechanic, it should help you to identify problems which can arise with a car!

The GCSE Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies course can help young people in preparing for the Theory component of the driving test. This course is also good preparation for a career in many different sections of the motor trade.

Staff member:

Mr P Fitzpatrick