Learning programming in England

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    Hail to the king, baby. Akkernight's Avatar
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    Learning programming in England

    Well, soon I'll have to send applications(?) to schools and such stuff, but there's a problem with where I live... There are no programming classes! o.o
    Anyways, I'd like to know what optioins I could have in England? xP I'm only soon done with 10th grade (So I think college is next?) so is it possible to learn programming, hopefully C++ in the next year, in England? I'd like it even more if it was London xP
    I just need suggestions and some options to choose from, so any advice is appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
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    Not sure on England's education system. But a quick doodle on the internet shows:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_England and what GCSE subjects there are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GCSE .

    I wouldn't worry about doing or not doing programming at a GCSE level. Out of school sure, but more than often the teachers (in my experience) either have no idea what they're doing or they're biased towards a language.

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    What's GCSE? And abit out of the question, do I need to go to university to learn C++ o.O?
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    I would say yes. I didn't encounter actual programming until A-Level Computing (the one after GCSE), and then that was only Visual Basic. This was 9 years ago.

    Oh and before you get your hopes up, Java is currently flavour of the month in universities around here. Better get practising...

    (GCSEs are individual certificates working toward the same level as a high school diploma, I believe)

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    That's just mean! D: I don't wanna wait that long >.> but then... I've seen some people say on here that they have C++ classes and stuff, how? :O
    And if I refrase the question abit... What do employers for C++ programmers ask of you when you search for a job?
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    Good luck with your studies, Akkernight.
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