Quiz: Do you want to learn to code?

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If you're a coding beginner and can't wait to get typing, here are our 5 quick tips. 

1. Getting started

Just like with any language, you have to start with the basics.

You can find great starter steps on the BBC Bitesize website.

Scratch is also great to use when you're first learning how to code.

2. Choose a language

Next, you should choose which language to learn.

There are loads to choose from:

  • Python
  • HTML & CSS
  • C#
  • Java

To start with, it's probably best to learn one at a time, so you don't get confused! 

3. Figure out what's right for you

Different people learn in different ways.

You might like watching videos, or you might want to try things out for yourself.

There are many great places online to help you learn to code - you just need to find the right one for you!

4. Pick a project

OK, so you know the basics? And you kind of understand a coding language?

All that's left is to work out what you want to create first.

You could make an interactive game, write a secret message, or even build a website or an app?

This may seem daunting at first but follow the rules step-by-step and you'll do great!

5. Rule the world!

Once you've learnt all these new skills, there's no limit to what you can do.

In future, coding will help you in lots of different jobs - not just computing.

Want to know more?

Check out our video on how to become a games designer or our top tips on a future in gaming!

Perhaps you'll want to get into music or Level Up in art? Coding is often vital in these areas too.

There's so much you can do with coding - are you ready to begin?

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