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    I have a major dilemma, because I want to do computing A-Level but haven't been doing my GCSE for it .(as I dropped it in year 9) The head of computing made a deal that if I proved my skills in Python I could do it .(and If I proved my skills in theory too)

    But the problem is is that Python is so freaking hard in my opinion, so how and where do I quickly learn the skills I need in a few days to program a simple turn-based RPG wargame like Warhammer, or a hack and slash game if I wanted to do it?

    (as I'm in a bit of a rut with codeacademy lately - too difficult and vague)

    ...And are these basic python skills transferable to the Blender Game engine as I was thinking of messing with it sometime too...

    PS - please don't say that I made a bad decision, I'm well aware of it unfortunately as the majority of my life so far has been bad decisions :/


    Thanks you for your help ))
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    If you find Python and Codecademy difficult then Computing A level isn't for you.
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    If you want to get to grips with Python then Codeacademy is honestly the best way to start off. I think I did just under half of the first Python course on there before starting A level computer science and it was more than enough preparation for me (I'm in the upper sixth hoping for an A this year.) As long as you understand some syntax, setting variables, selection (if/elif/else) and a little about loops and have decent logic skills you should be fine. After that it's about challenging yourself. Find some practice tasks online and see what you can do. If you get stuck then there's normally a Stack Overflow thread which will explain how to fix your code. If you're determined to do CS then go for it, but it's important that you enjoy coding in Python because a lot of the course (especially in year 12 and during your coursework) will be based on it.
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    (Original post by 899071)
    If you want to get to grips with Python then Codeacademy is honestly the best way to start off. I think I did just under half of the first Python course on there before starting A level computer science and it was more than enough preparation for me (I'm in the upper sixth hoping for an A this year.) As long as you understand some syntax, setting variables, selection (if/elif/else) and a little about loops and have decent logic skills you should be fine. After that it's about challenging yourself. Find some practice tasks online and see what you can do. If you get stuck then there's normally a Stack Overflow thread which will explain how to fix your code. If you're determined to do CS then go for it, but it's important that you enjoy coding in Python because a lot of the course (especially in year 12 and during your coursework) will be based on it.
    thanks
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    (Original post by random0101)
    If you find Python and Codecademy difficult then Computing A level isn't for you.
    cool. might reconsider too
 
 
 
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