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GCSE Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies (MVRUS)


Examination Board – CCEA

This GCSE course was introduced to the school curriculum to realise the aim of equipping young people with the skills necessary to cope with everyday life after school. The importance of road safety is clearly recognized by the listing of the subject within the Education Reform Order (1989) and continued within the 1996 order.


  1. Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies leads, after two years, to an examination in three parts:


  1. One of the theory papers carrying 40% of the overall marks.



The Higher Tier Paper lasting 2 hours will carry grades ranging from A* - D.


The Foundation Tier Lasting 1 ½ hours will carry a range of grades from C-G.



Topics Covered include:

  • The Highway Code
  • Drugs/Alcohol and the road user
  • Legal Requirements such as appropriate documentation and the different types of insurance available
  • Motoring Mathematics including the buying and selling of vehicles
  • Post-Accident Procedure
  • Motor Vehicle Technology



  1. Controlled Assessment – carried out during the two year course with a marks allocation of 30%. The study is normally carried out in the second term of Fourth Year.



  1. A Practical Course carried out on a 49cc moped within the school grounds carrying 30% of the Marks. This practical test is normally taken at the end of the second term in Fifth Year or the beginning of the third term.



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