Here at Apex Driving School we have a number of driving instructors in the Thornton Heath area allowing us to offer driving lessons by local instructors that know the Thornton Heath area and the test routes an examiner will use when on your practical driving test.
Areas of Importance when taking lessons in Thornton Heath
On your lessons in the Thornton Heath area, your instructor will know which areas to take you depending on your ability and lesson plan for that day. A Suitable area is required for each lesson plan to go to plan. For instants it’s no good doing your reversing lessons on a busy road, thus be unable to perform the exercise enough times to master it independently. Below are a small example of lesson plans and areas suitable in Thornton Heath
Lesson Plan: Moving away and stopping
After greeting you at your chosen pick up address. Our instructor will put you at ease about the coming lesson. The best and quietest area is anywhere around the Green lane area of Thornton Heath.
Lesson Plan: Junctions – Emerging and Entering
When approaching junctions (emerging and entering), the best places for this can be the area around the Thornton Heath high street. To be able to approach junctions safely and correctly you will need to perform something called – Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed and Look.
Lesson Plan: Reversing exercises
Thornton Heath high street does not have great areas to practise reversing, but don’t worry your instructor know plenty of places nearby and actual test places in neighbouring towns. Clutch control, Observations and steering accuracy are key to success.
Lesson Plan: Dual Carriageways and Lane Discipline
Your Instructor will take you up and down / on and off the dual carriageways near Thornton Heath. We will make sure you stick to the suitable lane for your destination. Plus with the speed limit varying from 30mph to 60mph, you will be able to master the car at speed.
Lesson Plan: Emergency Stops
Obviously to perform this exercise for the first time you need to go somewhere in Thornton Heath without there being other road users. Your instructor will know all the best areas. This exercise needs to have quick reactions, but still maintain control of your vehicle.
Lesson Plan: Meeting Traffic
Meeting traffic skills are essential in the Thornton Heath area with the traffic and parked cars. Roads are narrow in Thornton Heath. Skills required are L.A.D.A, adequate clearance, steering, clutch control and mirrors.
There are many more places known to us for various exercises. There may well be occasions you need to be taken to another area for your test, for example Morden. All our Instructors are just as familiar in any areas to give you the best places to go to
improve your chances of a first time pass!
Danielle from Thornton Heath
My mum said I was unteachable, but Apex helped me prove her wrong. I passed at Morden test centre and if it wasn’t for my instructor drilling me on Raynes Park one-way system I would of never passed. Thanks soooo very much.
Tanya from Thornton Heath
I only had 20 lessons, far below the average 35. I passed first time. I don’t think I would of took as little as I did unless my Apex instructor didn’t be so good. Thanks again.
Yvonne from Thornton Heath
I had two instructors from Apex. I was worried the second wouldn’t be as good as the first. But I need not of worried as, he was great too! Got my Pass Plus course next week and cheaper insurance too!
All the surrounding areas our Thornton Heath driving instructors cover are below:
We offer driving lessons in many areas in and around South London. The areas our driving instructors in Thornton Heath cover include:
Addiscombe, Anerley, Beddington, Balham, Chipstead, Colliers Wood, Croydon, East Croydon, South Croydon, West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Elmers End, Furzedown, Mitcham, Morden, Norbury, Norwood, South Norwood, West Norwood, Pollards Hill, Selhurst, Shirley, Streatham, Streatham Common, Streatham Hill, Sutton, Thornton Heath, Tooting, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Waddon, Wallington, West Wickham, Woodside.
Lessons are available in the Thornton Heath Post Codes below plus many more:
SM1 , SM2 , SM3 , SM4 , SM5 , SM6 , SM7
CR0 , CR1 , CR2 , CR3 , CR4 , CR5 , CR6 , CR7 , CR8 , CR9 , BR4
KT3 , KT4 , KT17 , KT18 , KT19 , KT20
SW2 , SW4 , SW8 , SW9 , SW12 , SW16 , SW17 , SW18 , SW19 , SW20
SE5 , SE11 , SE19 , SE20 , SE21 , SE22 , SE23 , SE24 , SE25 , SE27
Test Centres in and around the area of Thornton Heath
Please CLICK on any of the Test centres below to find out more about the test routes and view an ACTUAL test route taken straight from the D.S.A. website.
There are many routes taken by the examiner. But We at Apex have access to ALL the routes: