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# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II)

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1. (Original post by gasfxekl)
What's ?
I said the start of the question! Thanks for trying to help but please avoid spoiling the rest of the Q.
2. (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
I said the start of the question! Thanks for trying to help but please avoid spoiling the rest of the Q.
Sorry man.
3. if f(x)=f(2a-x) symmetry in line x=a. is pretty useful
4. (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
I said the start of the question! Thanks for trying to help but please avoid spoiling the rest of the Q.
Note that .
5. (Original post by gasfxekl)
Note that .
Why u break LaTeX? Trying to hack TSR with unparsable code?!
6. (Original post by EnglishMuon)
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Would you be able to check my reasoning for the first part of q4? I believe my reasoning is correct but slightly different to the ms.
jjsnyder

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Hey sorry for the late reply, my school blocks TSR for some reason so I'm rarely on it, but your explanation seems sound to me. How did the mock go?

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7. I've officially done all my mocks and most the questions from step 2 and 3 past papers that I'd pick. Should I go back through the 2 and 3 papers and try and find some more questions I can attempt or should I do some step 1 (bearing in mind my offer is in 2 and 3)?

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8. (Original post by physicsmaths)
if f(x)=f(2a-x) symmetry in line x=a. is pretty useful
The most intuitive is that if f(a+x) = f(a-x) then we have symmetry in line x=a then you substitute a-x for your result which is less intuitive.
9. I know you mentioned it so many times but where can I find mark schemes for steps ?
10. (Original post by Vesniep)
The most intuitive is that if f(a+x) = f(a-x) then we have symmetry in line x=a then you substitute a-x for your result which is less intuitive.
i figured it out after playing around with q1 II 2011 and then proved a general case.tke a point x on rhs and the rest is straight forward. interestingly i recall this fact on a mat question.
11. Why do they use a=y for question 5(ii), step 1 2014?
12. (Original post by Glavien)
Why do they use a=y for question 5(ii), step 1 2014?
Think about how letting a=y lets you use part (i)
13. (Original post by Alex_Aits)
Think about how letting a=y lets you use part (i)
Ello.
Are iA exams over?

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14. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Ello.
Are iA exams over?

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Indeed they are... Had too much fun this year to have done particularly well but I'm not particularly bothered! Since you're on here I take it you have reapplied?
15. (Original post by Alex_Aits)
Indeed they are... Had too much fun this year to have done particularly well but I'm not particularly bothered! Since you're on here I take it you have reapplied?
Indeed, i have an offer for this year too lol. Need S,1 (shudnt be too bad with another year of maths, not step but any hard maths has helped alot) and A* in AFM aswell as that I am resitting physics for the A*. So A*A* S,1.

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16. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Indeed, i have an offer for this year too lol. Need S,1 (shudnt be too bad with another year of maths, not step but any hard maths has helped alot) and A* in AFM aswell as that I am resitting physics for the A*. So A*A* S,1.

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That's still a pretty tough offer regardless of how much time preparing, which college? How are you feeling for it?
17. (Original post by Alex_Aits)
That's still a pretty tough offer regardless of how much time preparing, which college? How are you feeling for it?
Yeh considering i didnt start preparing for it until april(well a levels n stuff needed to learn S3 in may and stuff along with relearninf M5 etc) step was a few questions a week from feb time then i started full on in mid may.
I am feeling stretched for the physics A*, AFM is looking weird since i think i can get 95-100 on M4-5 but passing S4,D1/2 will be tough since I have barely touched the modules.
STEP is weirdly what I most confident in, I am feeling good in meeting S,1. I spent alot of time doing olympiads and stuff which i think is mostly responsible for finding alot of the step stuff much easier.

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18. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Yeh considering i didnt start preparing for it until april(well a levels n stuff needed to learn S3 in may and stuff along with relearninf M5 etc) step was a few questions a week from feb time then i started full on in mid may.
I am feeling stretched for the physics A*, AFM is looking weird since i think i can get 95-100 on M4-5 but passing S4,D1/2 will be tough since I have barely touched the modules.
STEP is weirdly what I most confident in, I am feeling good in meeting S,1. I spent alot of time doing olympiads and stuff which i think is mostly responsible for finding alot of the step stuff much easier.

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In my opinion, and from what I've gathered from speaking to my DoS(es), you'd likely be taken in with S,1 even if you mess up the A level stuff. It's STEP they're most interested in - of course, try to meet the A level requirements, but if you get S,1 I doubt they'd turn you away or at least another college should take you out of the pool.
19. (Original post by Alex_Aits)
In my opinion, and from what I've gathered from speaking to my DoS(es), you'd likely be taken in with S,1 even if you mess up the A level stuff. It's STEP they're most interested in - of course, try to meet the A level requirements, but if you get S,1 I doubt they'd turn you away or at least another college should take you out of the pool.
Yep, i thought so, hoping I don't mess up too bad as AFM is either an A* or a B(guaranteed 3 A* modules but needed enough for 480/600 so even if i meet the former the latter is needed for the A) also the college is Homerton.

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20. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Yep, i thought so, hoping I don't mess up too bad as AFM is either an A* or a B(guaranteed 3 A* modules but needed enough for 480/600 so even if i meet the former the latter is needed for the A) also the college is Homerton.

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Yeah, I remember how it works, weird system. Well, best of luck, I'll keep track on here to see how it goes

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