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    I've realized I need to do a STEP exam.
    I tried just looking at past papers but it was a bit too hard for me.
    Do you have any revision guides/ tips for me?

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    (Original post by Miryo)
    I've realized I need to do a STEP exam.
    I tried just looking at past papers but it was a bit too hard for me.
    Do you have any revision guides/ tips for me?

    Thanks
    The current exam period for STEP is over - you don't need to do one until next year, and that's only a necessity for Cambridge/Warwick, if you get an offer.

    From my personal opinion (As a year 12 student also looking at STEP) I'd read through Siklos' booklets and attempt whatever bits you can - it gives you a flavour of the way you should tackle it, which requires a lot more thought than A Level.
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    The current exam period for STEP is over - you don't need to do one until next year, and that's only a necessity for Cambridge/Warwick, if you get an offer.

    From my personal opinion (As a year 12 student also looking at STEP) I'd read through Siklos' booklets and attempt whatever bits you can - it gives you a flavour of the way you should tackle it, which requires a lot more thought than A Level.
    Im also in year 12, UCL also want it now and I think it'd be a good thing to put on your PS anyway. When is the deadline for register and when is the actual exam(s)
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    (Original post by Miryo)
    Im also in year 12, UCL also want it now and I think it'd be a good thing to put on your PS anyway. When is the deadline for register and when is the actual exam(s)
    UCL say that they either want A*AA plus a 1 in STEP or A*A*A. The A*A*A is the easier offer to meet.

    The deadline for registration is sometime in March, with the exams in June.
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    (Original post by Miryo)
    I've realized I need to do a STEP exam.
    I tried just looking at past papers but it was a bit too hard for me.
    Do you have any revision guides/ tips for me?

    Thanks
    Why do you need to take a STEP exam? Focus on getting an offer first! It's too late this year, and by May 2013 you'll already have gone through UCAS...

    (Original post by DJMayes)
    The deadline for registration is sometime in March, with the exams in June.
    Standard deadline is end of April, late deadline is end of May.
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    It's good that you're thinking about STEP now, it's important to be well-prepared for when it comes round.

    STEP is very hard, and it's expected that you'll initially struggle when you first look at the papers. If you manage to do a single question at the moment you're doing very well! However, with practice, your ability to attempt questions will grow.

    Siklos' booklets are good: google "advanced problems in core mathematics".

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