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    Hey I'm in a dilemma, I'm not sure whether to take DT or Spanish for GCSE (this is Yr9 Options by the way). I like both subjects, more DT because I am a little bit arty, but my teacher suggested that I take two laguages and take Spanish.

    Now, I just want to know from any who has done/is doing either DT or Spanish or both and what they think is a better choice. I heard DT is lots of work and I'm already taking Art so is that a good idea?

    Oh and also my career path is leaning towards more Science stuff so either decision, I think, want affect my career choices later (I hope!)

    Please help if you can
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    hey DT what, Graphics or Resistant Materials, also what other language are you taking, if it is French, you'll be ok, if it German i would recommend taking Spanish , oh and welcome to TSR
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    its a hard choice m8, but i would go with DT, i hav a m8 who does both of them, and he says DT is better and more useful in your life...anyway, if you is already doin French then chose DT.
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    Well, personally I would take Spanish (are you okay at languages?). Spanish is definitely a more sought-after GCSE than DT (IMO) and learning two languages is definitely of benefit. Also remember that DT will probably involve a lot of coursework, where as Spanish will have minimal/none.
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    (Original post by seaspray)
    Well, personally I would take Spanish (are you okay at languages?). Spanish is definitely a more sought-after GCSE than DT (IMO) and learning two languages is definitely of benefit. Also remember that DT will probably involve a lot of coursework, where as Spanish will have minimal/none.
    yeh thats very tru. DT is a lot of courswork
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    All languages have coursework!!!, its 25% of the final grade..
    you do reading 25%
    listening 25%
    speaking 25%
    and writing (coursework) 25%
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    (Original post by mtbab)
    hey DT what, Graphics or Resistant Materials, also what other language are you taking, if it is French, you'll be ok, if it German i would recommend taking Spanish , oh and welcome to TSR
    I think it's Graphics. And yeah I am taking French, but my teacher says it would be good take both French and Spanish.

    So would you say DT is the better choice?

    And thank you for the welcome
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    Spanish is probably more worthwhile but only do it if youre good at languages as its very hard work to do 2 languages.....i kept speaking in the wrong language when i did 2 and that was only for one year. If your good then do it otherwise do DT as its sort of relaxing as its less accademic and also its easier
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    Which DT is it? (Electronics, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, texiles, etc)? I would take DT, but thats my decision. (I'm not really good at languages, but my school wants everyone to take at least one langauge).
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    (Original post by NickC)
    Which DT is it? (Electronics, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, texiles, etc)? I would take DT, but thats my decision. (I'm not really good at languages, but my school wants everyone to take at least one langauge).
    yeh take DT,lol
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    (Original post by Liverpool!!!)
    All languages have coursework!!!, its 25% of the final grade..
    you do reading 25%
    listening 25%
    speaking 25%
    and writing (coursework) 25%
    no you can do coursework or a writing test
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    Legally you have to take at least one foreign language although i think that theyre thinking of getting rid of that in a few years.
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    I took both DT (Resistant Materials) and Spanish at GCSE, I got an A* in both, but I always saw Spanish as the most relevant. To be honest, I only took DT so that I had a more creative option and wasn't writing essays solidly. If you're already doing Art, then Spanish would probably be a better option but it does depend on your aptitude for languages. If you find them relatively easy and think you'll do well in it then Spanish is a great choice. hope this helps!
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    In some schools (not mine though) foreign languages are non compulsory already.
    Take Spanish if you're good at it.
    My mates say DT is a doss.
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    DT coursework is not very hard BUT it is a hell of a lot of work (if you want to do well in it). The theory for DT exams is also incredibly boring...
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    (Original post by mtbab)
    yeh thats very tru. DT is a lot of courswork
    tell me about it, although i only did 5 pages of A3 in two years.
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    (Original post by Markus505)
    tell me about it, although i only did 5 pages of A3 in two years.
    Lol, well I'm okay with dealing with tht amount of DT coursework, I don't mind too much, but it's the exam that I have problems with. I'm pretty bad with DT exams.
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    Well if you're bad at DT exams, go for Spanish. DT exams were 60% of my total mark (I think).
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    Coursework is 60% of your mark for DT.

    BTW, I would personally take Spanish, even though I am not that good at it. The Electronics coursework we got lasted the full two years of the course, just about. So we hardly learnt any of the syllabus, so i had to guess every question on both of the exams
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    DT is 60% coursework, so added to the huge amount of coursework for art, it might be a bit much, but it wouldn't be too bad if you enjoy practical things. If you're good at languages, Spanish would be less work and more beneficial, although GCSE subjects don't matter at all, so you can choose either and it won't affect anything like uni or jobs.
 
 
 
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