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A Level and other post-16 courses - Now slowly growing!

This page is a growing set of of resources and useful links for Key Stage 5 (A Level and BTEC/Cambridge National Level 3) students.  For now it is focused mainly on resources for Computing / Computer Science students.

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Computing

Python

W3Schools' Python tutorial is an excellent place to look up Python coding reminders and ideas - complete with neat interactive "try it yourself" links to help make sense of the nitty-gritty details.  Definietly one of the places we point our A Level students to!

Their sections on other coding languages (C++, PHP, Java, as well as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL ...) are equally good.  An excellent resource at your fingertips while you study or work on that practical.

The Python Tutorial

The Python Tutorial is a very useful tutorial on pretty much every aspect of the language, from the makers.  Useful for new stuff, and for checking your code when debugging.

SQL

W3Schools' SQL tutorial - like their Python site, this is an excellent place to look up SQL coding reminders and ideas - complete with neat interactive "try it yourself" links with realistic database examlpes to help make sense of the nitty-gritty details.  Definietly another of the places we point our A Level students to!

Another excellent resource at your fingertips while you study or work on that practical.

Object-Orientation in Python

The Datacamp Python OOP Tutorial is a great place to start to get into opbject-oriented programming in Python.  The syntax is quite elegant and logical if you've ever used other objected-oriented languages.  This tutorial is a good place to start.

Classes on the tutorial pages of The Python Tutorial offers a more detailed breakdown of what's going on.

Mr Fraser.org

Mr Fraser is a teacher of Computing whose site has been a useful resource to us for a long time; a handy "go to" for times when six students in a class want help on different topics and there's only one teacher in the room!  Take a dig around - his Programming Resources page has a load of further links which you might find handy.  Although principally aimed at GCSE students, this site has many links which may also serve as inspiration / starter ideas for solutions for A Level students.

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Elsewhere on the Web

Our other sites page has a growing list of friends' learning sites, useful Facebook groups, and sites recommended by us or our friends

For example, our friends at GCSE Revision Monkey have some excellent resources for Sciences at KS5 also.

We're all in this together.