I was told (by the instructor) it cuts down on tests being failed becuase theyve reached their passing quotas for the month but also can annoy the examiner and get his back up. Dont know if that helps! Go with what makes you most comfortable. good luck!
my instructor insisted each test centre did have a monthly quota, to stop them from looking too generous or overstrict on inspection, they basically tried to hit the national average. My logic said early in the month was better than later (later they may need to fail more to not go over the passing quota which was the main concern IFYSWIM) This was almost 10 years ago and i would hope the unoffical quota system was either a rumour or has disappeared. I wouldnt worry too much about it, nothing you can do about it anyway. As everyone is saying, do whatever makes you most comfortable on the day
Dh is a driving instructor and won't do this. Apart from making the pupil nervous he says his weight in the back of the car alters the handling slightly - something the pupil isn't used to. Plus it can nark off the examiner. Any cough, fart, sneeze or blink the instructor does might be misinterpreted by the examiner as a hint to the pupil
Mrs merryhenry I like the way your mind works. I think best not to-will probably make you more nervous especially when you're looking over your shoulder doing a manouvre! My other tip is not to tell anyone you're having your test(a bit late now I know)I failed the first couple of times my nerves were out of control. For the last time I sneaked off whilst dc were at nursery and just told people when I had passed. Good luck