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# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II) watch

1. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
Nice one! I feel you should probably do some STEP II and III if you are doing those since II is only next week (!)
Not even, just 1 :P
2. (Original post by jacobe)
Not even, just 1 :P
Fair enough then! Are you year 12, doing it for Warwick, doing it for fun or none of the above?
3. (Original post by jacobe)
Not even, just 1 :P
Have you done the recent STEp I papers. Like 2010-2015?

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4. for step ii 2010 q13, how many marks would be awarded for "if q-p<1/2 give examples ...."
5. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
Fair enough then! Are you year 12, doing it for Warwick, doing it for fun or none of the above?
Year 13, bath, fun. I don't even really need it it just means that I don't have to get an A in physics. So I could either spend my time revising hard for physics or maths. I chose maths. Also I am **** at physics so there's that haha
6. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Have you done the recent STEp I papers. Like 2010-2015?

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Yeah but like an idiot I only left 2015 for a mock and I did the rest slowly over a few days. During the mock I panicked and ignored many easy questions (for some weird reason), so when I did it more slowly over the next few days, it was a lot nicer.
7. Step II 2015 Q5
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would I receive full marks for going back to induction to prove the Sn =arctan (n/n+1) and then using the arctan addition identity instead of messing around with the argument and periodicity like it did in the mark scheme?

I can't see why it wouldn't be valid, but it seems like the point of the part was to make sure you've thought about such things
8. (Original post by gasfxekl)
for step ii 2010 q13, how many marks would be awarded for "if q-p<1/2 give examples ...."
Here is a link to the official mark scheme that year.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=64730627

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9. (Original post by sweeneyrod)
Depends on whether you think you need more practice at doing STEP in timed conditions, or doing hard STEP III questions. I think recent STEP I papers are reasonably difficult, so you could do those as mocks. Or you could look at questions from before 2003 or wherever you started from, although some of them will be on topics that are no longer on the A-level syllabus.
Okay thanks for the advice, I think I'll try a few step 1papers just for timing since I quite often run out of time on my 6th question

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10. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
I did AQA M3 today for further maths and it was horrendous...
Did OCR m3 and feel somewhat dead inside

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11. (Original post by drandy76)
Did OCR m3 and feel somewhat dead inside

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Sorry to hear that. Ours was very different to past papers and was packed with 6+ mark questions.
12. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
Sorry to hear that. Ours was very different to past papers and was packed with 6+ mark questions.
Same. 2 questions that had literally never come up before and 1 which was even harder than the one 2 years ago which was already fairly hard. No show that questions either so was always doubting my answers

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13. (Original post by drandy76)
Same. 2 questions that had literally never come up before and 1 which was even harder than the one 2 years ago which was already fairly hard. No show that questions either so was always doubting my answers

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Going off what people on here have said very few seem to have gotten above 55/75 but I have a bad feeling that the boundaries will not change much...
14. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
Going off what people on here have said very few seem to have gotten above 55/75 but I have a bad feeling that the boundaries will not change much...
Hope they do, last year was 66/72 which would completely wreck my grade

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15. (Original post by fa991)
Here is a link to the official mark scheme that year.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=64730627

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2010 not 2013, but I needed it anyway so thanks.

i just did step ii 2013 in 2 hrs so im pretty happy about that
16. How much more difficult is STEP 2 to STEP 1? Also, what makes it more difficult?

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17. (Original post by Glavien)
How much more difficult is STEP 2 to STEP 1? Also, what makes it more difficult?
Depends on the person. I prefer STEP 2 to 1, the questions generally aren't as fiddly. I suppose the questions in STEP 2 require slightly greater "leaps of imagination"?
18. (Original post by Insight314)
lol, I mistook you for IrrationalRoot. Silly me.

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oh haha no problem But yea for one of the differential equations, an integration factor made u have to integrate e^2x sinx So you could either do 3 lines of working by IBP twice which some people considered "too hard" or apply some other method not on the spec like using complex numbers. But anyway I wouldnt worry about it now, just another insignificant Alevel exam

(Also tsr keeps saying Unparseable or potentially dangerous latex formula. Error 4: the LaTeX compiler exited catastrophically.whatever latex i just tried to typeabout all my tex, anyone know why?)
19. (Original post by A Slice of Pi)
Going off what people on here have said very few seem to have gotten above 55/75 but I have a bad feeling that the boundaries will not change much...
nah Im sure alot of people would have gotten higher, and even those that thought they didnt do well would likely get around that or higher as the ms seem generous in places
20. (Original post by EnglishMuon)
oh haha no problem But yea for one of the differential equations, an integration factor made u have to integrate e^2x sinx So you could either do 3 lines of working by IBP twice which some people considered "too hard" or apply some other method not on the spec like using complex numbers. But anyway I wouldnt worry about it now, just another insignificant Alevel exam
You could also use the intended FP2 method which is CF/PI on the first order.

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