1. We have made sure that what you need to study with us
    is as easy and basic and inexpensive as possible.
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    Here's a brief summary with more detail below.

    You need -

    tick_green_minimini.png A Windows computer.
    tick_green_minimini.png Internet access. We provide the classroom software on our (private) website - not this one.
    tick_green_minimini.png A browser (the program you use to view web pages on the net).
    tick_green_minimini.png An email service.
    tick_green_minimini.png Firewall, virus, amd spam protection.
    tick_green_minimini.png A Word Processor (the ordinary kind of program which provides blank pages for writing letters, essays, reports. The student should be able to type comfortably.
    tick_green_minimini.png Our Messenger service This is a free download of a small programme. We'll help you set it up. It tells you who is online so the student can get help easily especially outside classes.
    tick_green_minimini.png Headphones and microphone. Nothing fancy needed, just standard kit.

    -0 More detail.

    tick_green_minimini.png A Windows computer.
    You cannot run the school on a MAC.
    Almost any modern Windows computer is fine - Win2K, XP, Vista, Win7 or Win8.

    Detailed specs if it interests you. These are MINIMUM specs.
    2.6Ghz minimum processing, recommended Pentium or Athlon.
    512 Mb memory. 30 GB hard drive. 15" monitor. Keyboard.
    Mouse. - if laptop get separate USB mouse.

    tick_green_minimini.png Internet access. Broadband is necessary. You can cope with dial-up or a dongle in emergency but it would be too slow and awkward to use permanently.
    tick_green_minimini.png A browser (the program you use to view web pages on the net). Recommended: Firefox, or Chrome. Internet Explorer, which comes installed on Windows computers, is a a major target for viruses and trojan threats. Use it to download a good browser.
    tick_green_minimini.png Firewall, virus, amd spam protection. Your router provides good protection as a firewall, or should do. Recommended for virus protection: Avaast OR AVG.
    Also get Adaware AND Spybot, AND Toniarts EasyCleaner. Run them every 2 weeks (standard computer maintenance).
    Anvi Smart Defender is also very good indeed.
    tick_green_minimini.png An email service. Hotmail is NOT recommended. Its storage space is tiny so you cannot keep important key files as you have to constantly delete them. It throws up frequent problems and has poor spam protection. Spam is especially important to block for children. Recommended: Gmail.
    tick_green_minimini.png A Word Processor (the ordinary kind of program which provides blank pages for writing letters, essays, reports. We require everyone in the school to use the same word processor which we will help you install. It looks and operates very similarly to MSWord. If the student does not use it they cannot see diagrams and pictures accurately, or cannot see them at all.
    The student should be able to type comfortably.
    tick_green_minimini.png Our private Messenger service This is a free download of a small programme. We'll help you set it up. It means the student can get quick help and support outside lessons,especially in the afternoon and evening.
    tick_green_minimini.png Headphones and microphone. Nothing fancy needed, just standard kit.

    We will always try to help if you have problems with software but we cannot take responsibility for the condition of your computer.
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