Is D.T. Resistant Materials GCSE hard???

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I'm choosing my GCSE's at the moment and I don't know wether to take D.T. although I enjoy it :(

Is it hard and is it a lot of work?

Posted Fri 1st March, 2013 @ 18:52 by kaixin

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For me personally, GCSE DT was the subject that took up the most time. It was compulsory for us. Towards the end of the course, most of us found ourselves staying back pretty much every week until 6pm to finish things off. I didn't take any other coursework based subjects like Art/Music/Drama so if you're taking one of those I would strongly recommend considering whether you will have time for those subjects as well. However it depends on what you want to make and how complex you make it. I got an A* in the end so if you do take it work hard and finish things when you're supposed to rather than leaving things to the last minute. Don't neglect the core subjects either! Hope that helped a little bit :) Good luck!

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 20:13 by S
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i found this subject very difficult mainly due to the fact i have no skillz in life and cant draw  

Answered Tue 25th February, 2014 @ 12:13 by littlewille
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i found this subject very difficult mainly due to the fact i have no skillz in life and cant draw  

Answered Tue 25th February, 2014 @ 12:13 by littlewille
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i agree with littlewille

Answered Tue 25th February, 2014 @ 12:18 by hugh janus
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YES IT IS

Answered Wed 9th March, 2016 @ 11:19 by The Wizard
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I'm currently finishing my project off and I'm not going to lie, this was one of the most stressful things I've been through so far. It might just be our school by the way; my teacher missed multiple lessons because she was apparently ill and our project is due in four days. I'm guessing its just a coincidence she's coming back to school the day after its due. ANYWAY :3 If you stay on top of your work, meet deadlines and put the effort in you should be okay. I'm really busy all the time, so I did find it quite hard to complete the Criterions of the project but I'm almost done with it so hopefully everything will turn out okay :'D

Answered Sun 19th March, 2017 @ 16:51 by galaxygirl7
Edited by galaxygirl7 on Sun 19th March, 2017 @ 16:52
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Thankyou so much! :)

I also am taking music, but I enjoy both too much to drop any of them :) Hopefully, if I work hard I can balance my subjects out :)

Answered Sun 3rd March, 2013 @ 21:16 by kaixin
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I found it very taxing. I was always the best in my set for years 8 and 9 and yet I found GCSE was a complete change.

I think the reason I thought I would be good at it is because I was very good at the practical side and technical drawing, however GCSE involves an awful lot of the product process my school hadn't really touched on this so we were thrown in at the deep end a little. Also I thought it would be good for engineering but actually it makes little difference at GCSE level

Things that I stuggled with were: 

  • Design: this involves a lot of work since even the ideas have to be neat and to a good standard
  • Quality of making:  in the first year I chose a design that looked nice but turned out to be very difficult, then got a C, choose one of the simpler designs because it will still be a lot of wortk!
  • Evaluation: I found it difficult to critisise what I'd done and didn't know how to structure it. If in doubt ask other people and it is always a good start.

I agree with S on the point that I spent a lot of time doing it in extra time, after school etc. And it does tend to consume your life!

I got a C in the first year which I am very disappointed by, hopefully I will get an A this year and it is looking much more promising anyway!

Answered Sun 17th March, 2013 @ 16:34 by Edward Longman
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Honestly if you keep up with your work it isn't that long i just finished a valubles storage box it lost one mark and i entered a fullmarks folder i did have to stay behind a few days towards the end but you ave good security in the marks department with good coursework also the theorey exam is very simple the textbook can be read coveer to cover in an hour

Answered Mon 25th March, 2013 @ 12:11 by George Whichello
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It can be really enjoyable if you design and make something you like or want! But if you dont pace yourself with the coursework, it can be time consuming. If you enjoy it, I think you should go for it :D I did and now I'm doing A level R.M and still enjoying it :)

Answered Fri 29th March, 2013 @ 16:51 by H
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I think it's a nice subject to do, for us are teacher didn't really teach us much so for the exam coming up I'm going to have to revise a lot but he gave us lots of stuff to help us revise (feeling guilty of not teaching us it maybe? - he's really nice though) anyway if you follow the steps you are given (or you can find online) it's not too hard, just make sure to manage your time well and basically the more work you put in the better result you get :) If you like it now then that's good and you get to keep whatever you make! :) except I don't really want a coffee table :D

Answered Fri 24th May, 2013 @ 21:45 by Lucy :)
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Hey, I have taken DT and even though I put in a lot of time it was fun and enjoyable. It was not hard. The tests are ok if you revise. For me it was a subject to get away from the stress of the other core subjects.

With the hard work I got full marks on both my coursework assignments, which is 60% of my GCSE. :D

Answered Wed 29th May, 2013 @ 22:54 by Nikunj Pindoriya