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    I started DofE back in January 2017 i have completed my skill,Physical and volunteering. Back in April 2017 i did my practice expedition and i found it really challenging physically as i am not the most athletic. I had really bad blisters and lagged behind the rest of my group for the whole of the second day. It is partly my fault as i overpacked and took many unnecessary things. To be completely honest the teacher who runs the DofE in my school has been rather lazy and has not sorted out the real expedition for an entire year, it is set to take place this March. I know it is stupid to stop now because i am so close to finishing but i am now in year 11 and I am already missing 3 days of school for a school trip just before the expedition which in turn would require another 2 days out of school. In total i would be missing a full school weeks worth of classwork just before the easter holidays which is arguably the most important time to revise for my GCSEs and my teachers will be trying very hard to set us up to revise successfully in that last week. My question is do i take a leap of faith and endure the physical struggle of the expedition and lose valuable work time or stop DofE altogether. It is only the Bronze award which makes me question its importance on CVs etc. Plus i could always put down that i have done volunteering and learned a new language (My skill) separately on my CV. I will also have French and Spanish as GCSE (top grades hopefully) so I'm hoping i will be a credible candidate for many jobs anyway. Is it really worth it in my case?

    I'd give it a miss. It's not so important at GCSE stage, if you've other things to list and good-ish grades.
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