Written on: 30/06/2012 by afshanmkhan (1 review written)
They seem to be focussed on verbal explanations rather than 'practical' driving, which is the whole point of joining a driving school in the first place.
I had booked 10 hours and cancelled the booking after 4 useless hours. I have been driving for 7 years (in India and 1 yr in the UK) and all I needed was to get to the DSA standard. But here, I was told that I would need atleast 20-25 hours to do that. In fact, in my 4 hours I hardly drove for 2 hours. Rest of the time I was being tutored on some theory about what to do and what not. Instead of practicing all that, my instructor just kept talking about it.
I asked the instructor to plan out the lessons so that we could cover everything in the 10 hours but the straight reply was 'its not possible. we will cover as much as we can and then you will need to book further lessons because I like to do everything systematically'. The oh so systematic instructor did not focus on the test, she was teaching me some general UK driving, half of which was probably for complete beginners.
My test was a month away and she was convinced its too early and we will need to shift it to a later date. And just for information, I booked lessons with another school, much much cheaper, again 10 hours, got proper practical driving experience, got my test preponed by 15 days and passed yesterday with zero faults! If it was for BSM, I would still be 'learning driving'. And I dont think BSM could have done better than 'pass with zero faults'! Yes you read it right - zero faults, a clean sheet is what I had.
Please save yourself the money and look around your area for other schools. There are a lot better ones out there. Dont go by the brand name. Since they are a established brand, I guess they no longer care about the quality.
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