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    (Original post by KatGray2412)
    Hi I think it's great that you want to maximise your time wrt extra-curricular opportunities available at your age. I think it's impressive that you're only in year 10 yet you are already thinking about how your cv will look in the future. Here's my advice from someone speaking at the other end:

    1) I did bronze and silver dofe and I would say that it does not matter in terms of your cv post-uni. The only reason I would recommend is if you find it fun, want to challenge yourself, improve teamwork, or just explore the outdoors!

    2) As far as I can recall, no. of hours is not important in earning the award. It is keeping it up every week, so there's not rly a way you can do less than the specified time.

    3) You already have loads of extra-curriculars so not doing dofe is not gonna harm you cv wise. If u want to improve your cv for work then do volunteering or get a part-time job! The longer you have been doing these the better it looks.

    4) An important milestone that will happen inthe next few years is thinking of a possible career path and getting suitable work experience in that field. This is one of the best things you can do for certain uni applications e.g. Medicine. Although there is definitely no rush!

    5) Be careful with complacency regarding GCSE predicted grades. Obviously getting mostly A*s in the old system was very hard so getting 9s, 8s and 7s will be very difficult and only a handful of people will actually do it. There is no way of knowing at all but if you work really consistently hard and beyond what's expected then there's a chance that you can be one of them. I'm guessing only one or two people per school will get top grades in all subjects and from experience they dont tend to be the best 2 students beforehand.

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