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    Hi, i have just completed my GSCEs and i have a lot of time this summer, so far planned to do nothing.

    Now i know Uni for me, should i go is atleast 2 years away, but i already have eyes set for a computer science degree, hopefully getting a job in the computer game industry.

    Now some people have said unis prefer students with no previous experience as they don't develop bad "programmer habits", but i dont know if i should start somewhere, i have loads of time and would really like to know more about computers and how they work, i bought myself a Raspberry Pi but have not got round to using it yet.

    Would you suggest starting coding or actually waiting?

    cheers.
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    Start coding - take a look at Python, Java, maybe even some C and C++

    Take a look at HTML5, CSS and PHP and make up some dinky little webpages using the fun stuff

    Definitely get that Raspberry Pi out of the box and play about with it

    There's no point in waiting, dive in and try it all!
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    I've been doing a bit of coding - Project Euler is fun if you're a mathsy person.

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    http://www.w3schools.com/ - I've always found this is useful for coding, if that's what you're after.
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    Start coding! It's a great idea to build up experience and what you have been doing it for so long will really impress admissions officers at the universities that you apply for. I can remember my post-GCSE's summer too- I played a lot of computer games and did very little otherwise, I wish I'd used the time constructively like you.

    The advice I give to all 16 year olds now is to really make the most of the holiday. Whilst waiting upon GCSE results is a bit nerve wracking you'll never have such a long time in which you have relatively little to worry about again. A bonus would be to try and find some career-related work experience. Whilst it's hard to come by temporary paid jobs in this day and age it would be really good to find some voluntary work with which you can put your skills to use. Check this website out:

    http://www.it4communities.org.uk/it4...EB259C35B5BA62
 
 
 
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