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# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II)

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1. (Original post by Leonard Dev)
Anyone got grade boundary predictions for a 1 in step 2&3?
I think the general conclusion was that II was about as difficult as usual, and III was slightly harder than normal. So II boundary somewhere in the low 70's, III somewhere in the mid 60's.
2. I got asked this on my AEA maths exam two weeks ago and I had no idea at all how to solve it and I'm still puzzled to this day

arcsin(1/3)+2arctan(1/sqrt2)

According to my calculator it's pi/2 but I have no idea how you end up there, may someone please explain? Also, it's a non calculator question
3. (Original post by kelvin1338)
I got asked this on my AEA maths exam two weeks ago and I had no idea at all how to solve it and I'm still puzzled to this day

arcsin(1/3)+2arctan(1/sqrt2)

According to my calculator it's pi/2 but I have no idea how you end up there, may someone please explain? Also, it's a non calculator question
double angle formula stuff

also what does arcsin(1/3) equal in terms of arctan(x)
4. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
I think the general conclusion was that II was about as difficult as usual, and III was slightly harder than normal. So II boundary somewhere in the low 70's, III somewhere in the mid 60's.
praying
5. (Original post by Number Nine)
double angle formula stuff

also what does arcsin(1/3) equal in terms of arctan(x)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invers...tric_functions
6. interesting but it was to like guide him through it i know how to do it

i just drew a triangle
7. (Original post by Number Nine)
interesting but it was to like guide him through it i know how to do it

i just drew a triangle
Yeah draw a triangle and then add arctans.
8. Hi

This year will we recieve our STEP results at 12am on the 18th august?
9. (Original post by ninjass)
Hi

This year will we recieve our STEP results at 12am on the 18th august?
Yes.

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10. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Yes.

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Thanks!!!
11. (Original post by physicsmaths)
I don't think a HM would do much, a medal would though.

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Didn't get a medal unfortunately although I was only 1 point off, Do you think this is enough to merit sending admissions an email or would I be wasting my time?
12. (Original post by KingRS)
Didn't get a medal unfortunately although I was only 1 point off, Do you think this is enough to merit sending admissions an email or would I be wasting my time?
Ah that is so unfortunate the 15 pointers were pretty unlucky!
Erm I honestly don't know tbh. If it was me in that situation I would but I don't know if it would help or not. Do mention the score though.

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13. This has probably been asked before but do universities automatically receive our results through UCAS like with other qualifications or do we have to send them to the university ourselves?
14. (Original post by thecsstudent)
This has probably been asked before but do universities automatically receive our results through UCAS like with other qualifications or do we have to send them to the university ourselves?
15. (Original post by Zacken)
What if not in my offer

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16. (Original post by physicsmaths)
What if not in my offer

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Uuuhm, I think it should still be sent to the unis. (Imperial, right?)
17. (Original post by Zacken)
Uuuhm, I think it should still be sent to the unis. (Imperial, right?)
Yeh imperial

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18. (Original post by Zacken)
Uuuhm, I think it should still be sent to the unis. (Imperial, right?)
Yes all unis get the results and the marks (which is good as if i am 1 mark off the 2 i need wawrick see that and will probably benmore lenient)
Cambridge aee your scripts and im sure they would rather see 5 full answers with marks lost for silly errors but the understanding is yhere rather than 6 fragemnts
19. (Original post by ninjass)
Yes all unis get the results and the marks (which is good as if i am 1 mark off the 2 i need wawrick see that and will probably benmore lenient)
Cambridge aee your scripts and im sure they would rather see 5 full answers with marks lost for silly errors but the understanding is yhere rather than 6 fragemnts
Sorry if I am skeptical but how do you know for sure?

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20. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Sorry if I am skeptical but how do you know for sure?

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Wawrick get the marks and cambridge see the scripts i now - the rest is what i think realistically happens

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