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    I am looking to choose my GCSE for Year 9. I am thinking of taking these subjects but I'm not sure which are more demanding, to see whether I can do them. These subjects I wish to take are (3 extra GCSE's) Computer Science, Design & Technology and Economics.
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    You can do economics at GCSEs these days? Wow
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    I'm doing computer science - some parts of the content is hard
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    GCSE's are not that demanding in general. I am in year 11 and I am fine. It only becomes demanding when the teacher is behind on the course, you haven't written revision notes and what not
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Size:  80.5 KBHere is an example of what you have to do for computer science (this is a screenshot from my classwork)
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    Sport studies was quite demanding. The biology needed is probably a bit more complex than GCSE biology. However saying that I loved it and got an A*
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    (Original post by LoneSurvivor)
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    I only understand a few bits of it as I am in Year 8
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    (Original post by LoneSurvivor)
    I'm doing computer science - some parts of the content is hard
    Is it easy to pick up what they are teaching you?
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    Economics-not really just common sense needed. I personally have not taken it, but I know others who have. I get a lot of "its super boring" but whatever.

    Design Tech-depends which one you pick, I don't think the new spec has coursework. For mine (2018 Product Design GCSE exams) AQA was 60% and it was VERY demanding if you were not organised nor up to date. I'm in this category ;c Otherwise there's a lot of memorisation involved-but that means lots of easy recall questions on the Exam!

    Computer Science is quite difficult or rather can be difficult if you don't understand it. Lot and lots if key words and the way of thinking (if that makes sense) changes, especially when it comes to coding. When you get your head round it however, it becomes much easier to understand. Some parts are really demanding and others are common sense/easy application questions.
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    Take Computer Science if you are passionate about it as it is a nice one to have however if you are not really interested you will struggle.
    Economics? I wish I had the chance to take that when I was taking GCSE;s aha..
    I did engineering which is probably similar to DT, A lot of people expected it to be easy however this was a lot harder than I expected and I only got a C despite getting A*'s in most other places.
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    computer science is difficult- i'm taking it and i kinda regret it but if you like the subject then go for it. just make sure you understand programming and algorithms. theory isn't too bad, but the coding for me is a nightmare.
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    Not at all. They sound like a nice interesting mix of subjects
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    (Original post by mc_miah)
    Economics-not really just common sense needed. I personally have not taken it, but I know others who have. I get a lot of "its super boring" but whatever.

    Design Tech-depends which one you pick, I don't think the new spec has coursework. For mine (2018 Product Design GCSE exams) AQA was 60% and it was VERY demanding if you were not organised nor up to date. I'm in this category ;c Otherwise there's a lot of memorisation involved-but that means lots of easy recall questions on the Exam!

    Computer Science is quite difficult or rather can be difficult if you don't understand it. Lot and lots if key words and the way of thinking (if that makes sense) changes, especially when it comes to coding. When you get your head round it however, it becomes much easier to understand. Some parts are really demanding and others are common sense/easy application questions.
    Thank You for your reply. They don't have any coursework for DT anymore.
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    Not at all. They sound like a nice interesting mix of subjects
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