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How one GCSE Bootcamp shaped this teen’s future

We spoke with Aryan, a teen GCSE student based in London, who attended Fire Tech’s brand new GCSE Computer Science Bootcamp. Aryan loves everything to do with computer science and gaming and found himself wanting to learn more to support his passion outside of school. Continue reading as he shares his experience with over six weeks online with Fire Tech.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS BOOTCAMP?

“I’ve always had an interest in computer science, and I have loved tech ever since I can remember. I’m currently learning at school, but in my class, they’re going at a pace that’s too comfortable. I wanted to further my experience and get ahead, as it’s what I want to pursue a career and I thought it might help me at school in my GCSEs, too.”

HOW WAS THE BOOTCAMP?

“The tutor was really good, they were really good at explaining it. I found it useful as it was relevant as it went over the exact exam questions. The small classes were good as they gave more attention to each of the individuals, and it felt like we had more time as there were fewer people to accommodate for. It actually felt like it was 1-1 even though there were four others in the class.”

“I found it exciting learning new things and learning about how computers actually work. Before the Bootcamp, I only had a little knowledge and it was only what I was taught at school. The bit I enjoyed the most was the cyber security section of the course where we learned about prevention and risks like Malware and Internet Safety.” 

“I would describe it as an effective and efficient guide on computer science. We went through it fast but not too fast. Maybe in other places would take longer and would be less easy to understand.”

Aryan, GCSE Computer Science Bootcamp student

DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR TEENS TO LEARN ABOUT COMPUTER SCIENCE?

“I think it is important because it’s definitely what the future is about. Education systems like universities have upped their standard for computer science due to the new recent demand. I think it’s a good skill to learn, it’s multi-purpose and it is the future.”

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SITTING YOUR GCSE’s?

“Definitely more confident. Having done this Bootcamp is definitely going to be useful because the information will more likely stick in my head as we covered a lot of things. Fire Tech went into a lot more detail so it will definitely benefit me in the future.”

WANT TO JOIN A GCSE BOOTCAMP?

We’ve condensed the most important learning from the OCR GCSE Computer Science into a 6-week intensive course designed to maximise your exam grade. This course covers both papers and learners will receive extra resources and content to work on in between sessions. Find out more about the GCSE Computer Science Bootcamp.

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