View Full Version : Learning programming in England

02-04-2009, 04:00 PM
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!

02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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.

02-05-2009, 07:19 AM
What's GCSE? And abit out of the question, do I need to go to university to learn C++ o.O?

02-05-2009, 01:22 PM
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)

02-06-2009, 05:42 AM
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?

02-06-2009, 07:13 PM
Good luck with your studies, Akkernight. :)