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    Ive signed up in september 2017 but I dont even know if im doing it cuz I havent done anything specifically for it.

    I want to do computer science in the future so will it benefit me that much. Will I miss out on anything by not having the award?
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    Most people say to do it if you enjoy it and dont just see it as something to put on your CV...
    ....but that's what it pretty much is. Something to put oin your CV, and its the same reason why most students do it.

    One thing to consider is Money: It can be quite costly depending on your class/income (mines very low; generally its pretty affordable for almost like everyone in my year). I couldn't do bronze as the entire thing costs a lot; maybe when I get a job in sixth form i'll do Gold.

    Another thing is to consider is do you do any extra-curricular stuff anyway? There's no point doing it if you already have a good CV, with lots of things that portray your interests; and yes its true DofE really has nothing to do with Computing but you can always twist stuff around "I have obtained high level of teamwork skills from participating in awards such as the DofE award" blah blah.
    If your CV is quite bland then just do it. Hey, better to be safe than sorry!

    Lastly, its if you can be arsed. Its quite demanding, if you never see the sun and are not physically strong, cannot walk many miles carrying heavy luggage in (depending on when your school does it) the scorching heat of summer (ok well, mild heat in UK anyway) quit now. Alternatively still do it; you may discover new limited to your capabilities. It could increase your confidence, make new friends and make you grow as a person.
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    Most people say to do it if you enjoy it and dont just see it as something to put on your CV...
    ....but that's what it pretty much is. Something to put oin your CV, and its the same reason why most students do it.

    One thing to consider is Money: It can be quite costly depending on your class/income (mines very low; generally its pretty affordable for almost like everyone in my year). I couldn't do bronze as the entire thing costs a lot; maybe when I get a job in sixth form i'll do Gold.

    Another thing is to consider is do you do any extra-curricular stuff anyway? There's no point doing it if you already have a good CV, with lots of things that portray your interests; and yes its true DofE really has nothing to do with Computing but you can always twist stuff around "I have obtained high level of teamwork skills from participating in awards such as the DofE award" blah blah.
    If your CV is quite bland then just do it. Hey, better to be safe than sorry!

    Lastly, its if you can be arsed. Its quite demanding, if you never see the sun and are not physically strong, cannot walk many miles carrying heavy luggage in (depending on when your school does it) the scorching heat of summer (ok well, mild heat in UK anyway) quit now. Alternatively still do it; you may discover new limited to your capabilities. It could increase your confidence, make new friends and make you grow as a person.
    Thanks this helped alot! Yh Ive been doing badminton, maths volunteering and other stuff so I am doing all the dofe things but noones literally talked about dofe since september so I didn't know if it was happening. I do loads of other things relating to Computing such as Online MOOCs, Young enterprise and an engineering crest award so I should be fine if I don't get it.
 
 
 

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