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Our pass rate in 2012 was 67% (out of 36 tests, 24 passes and 12 fails)
DSA (Driving Standard Agency) - National Pass Rate - 47% - As you can see, our pass rate is much higher and has been consistently so for a number of years.
PHD - Pass Rates (previous years): 2011 - 71%, 2010 - 65%, 2009 - 64%, 2008 - 67%, 2007 - 52%, 2006 - 64%, 2005 - 58%, 2004 - 47%, 2003 - 63%, 2002 - 57%, 2001 - 41%
The national pass rate for first time passes is considerably lower. The charts below show how many tests it has taken to pass for students who have passed their tests with PHD. In 2012, 22 people passed on their first test, 4 on their second test - Nobody took more than 2 attempts!
On average, according to DSA figures, people take 47 hours of professional lessons to pass their test, plus 20 hours driving in private practice with friends and family.
By taking fewer lessons to pass, most of my students make large savings in the overall cost of learning to drive.
A large saving is also made when the test is passed first time as each retake can cost between £150 and £250. As the majority of my students pass first time, this is another big saving if you learn with PHD.