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.
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!
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.
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.orgMr 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.
A I Forward
A I Forward Looks at what Artificial Intelligents is (and what it is not!) and what kind of careers there are in AI. Going well beyond anything you'll need for A Level, it covers what it terms "Weak AI" where systems use pre-programmed datasets and algorithms - like spell-check in wordprocessors, for example - and "Strong AI" - self-learning systems that develop their knowledge and understanding through processes of ongoing "training on the job" using complex algorithms such as neural networks.As I said, reaching some way beyond A Level (although could be applied in your practical if you want to really impress the examiner) this stuff is for those of you with a serious interest. Well worth checking out.
For example, our friends at GCSE Revision Monkey have some excellent resources for Sciences at KS5 also.