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I’m thinking of dropping out of design technology as of now (end of year 10). My school will most likely let me but I’m not 100% sure on whether I want to do it or not and it’s really stressing me out. I don’t want the subject to drag down my other grades and it would be nice to have more time to revise for my other subjects. I would have nine grades at the end of year 11 if I don’t do design technology. Is this a good or bad idea, asking people from past experiences who have dropped subjects or people who wish they did. I just want to know what to do because I can’t decide and I need to decide soon. I’m aiming to try and get into Cambridge so take that into account as well.
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(Original post by nediak12)
I’m thinking of dropping out of design technology as of now (end of year 10). My school will most likely let me but I’m not 100% sure on whether I want to do it or not and it’s really stressing me out. I don’t want the subject to drag down my other grades and it would be nice to have more time to revise for my other subjects. I would have nine grades at the end of year 11 if I don’t do design technology. Is this a good or bad idea, asking people from past experiences who have dropped subjects or people who wish they did. I just want to know what to do because I can’t decide and I need to decide soon. I’m aiming to try and get into Cambridge so take that into account as well.
I am in year 11 now and I was in exactly the same position this time last year. I decided not to drop out of DT and I now regret it (I think I would have enjoyed year 11 considerably more if I had). I hated it not because I had anything against the subject, but because I found the NEA so stressful, Is this the same with you?
Having said that, the exam is very easy compared to other subjects and I did do well in my NEA so DT ended up being one of my best grades. I do, however, think that as long as you get enough grades to do whatever you want to do at level 3 your results don't actually matter much. Nine GCSEs are therefore plenty. Hope that helps.
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(Original post by Pablopip)
I am in year 11 now and I was in exactly the same position this time last year. I decided not to drop out of DT and I now regret it (I think I would have enjoyed year 11 considerably more if I had). I hated it not because I had anything against the subject, but because I found the NEA so stressful, Is this the same with you?
Having said that, the exam is very easy compared to other subjects and I did do well in my NEA so DT ended up being one of my best grades. I do, however, think that as long as you get enough grades to do whatever you want to do at level 3 your results don't actually matter much. Nine GCSEs are therefore plenty. Hope that helps.
Sorry for the late reply but I’ve decided to go through with it for now and see how it goes but I honestly can’t think of any ideas for my NEA
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Sorry for the late reply but I’ve decided to go through with it for now and see how it goes but I honestly can’t think of any ideas for my NEA
What are your NEA topics?
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What are your NEA topics?
How can products be used to increase our awareness of the climate emergency

How can products be used to promote a more sustainable lifestyle

How can products be used to encourage people to visit the cinema

How can products be used to improve the experience of people at the cinema (this seems like the best one imo)

How can products be used to preserve wildlife in coastal areas

How can products be used to stay safe at the coast
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tbh you can do any product as long as you can justify it in your coursework
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