Motor Vehicles and Road User Studies

Welcome to the Motor Vehicles and Road Users Studies Department

Why is it Necessary?
For many years it has been accepted that our educational system must not only equip young people with the knowledge to pass examinations but with the skill’s necessary to cope with everyday life after school. In that context one of the most important LIFE SKILLS is the ability to cope with the road and driving conditions as they exist in Northern Ireland today. The loss of young lives is tragic and largely avoidable with the correct guidance and information. This subject offers an excellent GCSE in Road Safety and undoubtedly raises pupils awareness of the dangers associated with the road and provides them with the best possible chance of passing the theory element of the driving test at age 17.

GCSE Exam paper 50%
Pupils will sit one GCSE exam paper at the end of Year 12. The paper will be split into two sections consisting of short response questions, structured responses and two extended writing questions.

An Investigative Study 25%
This involves conducting an in-depth study of traffic problems at a location near the school. Students will either monitor seat belt wearing rates or driving speeds in a 30mph zone outside the school gates.

Practical riding 25%
Carried out on a 49cc moped within the school grounds, not on public roads, and carrying 30% of the marks.

Practical Riding 25%
Carried out on a 49cc moped within the school grounds, not on public roads, and carrying 25% of the marks.

Topics covered will include:
• Vehicle control & road user behaviour
• Legal requirements
• Road transport and its effects on society
• Motoring mathematics
• Accident procedures
• Motor vehicle technology

CEAIG – (Careers) Future PROSPECTS
• Civil service (largest employer in N.Ireland;
• Driving Instructor;
• MOT examiner;
• Mechanic;
• Vehicle electronics;
• Agricultural industry;
• DOE;
• Environmental Industry;
• Road Safety Departments;
• Road Engineers / Engineering;
• Vehicle Manufacturers;
• Electronic maintenance/signs/traffic lights;
• Local councils;
• Planning Agencies;
• Newry and Mourne District Council departments

All Universities recognise a GCSE grade in Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies

Useful Links

GCSE Revision List


Road Layout Marked

MV&RUS Photos

Year 10 Talk