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    (Original post by Student_2357)
    It's one of the hardest STEP 1 papers I've done so I think the grade boundaries will be similar to the last two years, probably got 45-47, so I think I scraped a 2. Comparing this to some ridiculously easy STEP 1's (2010/2013) is quite annoying.
    Personally I found 2015 really easy (comfortable S) but did terribly in this paper, not an accurate reflection of my performance in mocks at all.
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
    Personally I found 2015 really easy (comfortable S) but did terribly in this paper, not an accurate reflection of my performance in mocks at all.
    When you say terrible... does that mean you didn't get over 100?
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    What is allowed to talk about and what is not allowed to talk about regarding today's paper? I thought we can't even talk about the level of difficulty, I really don't want the grade boundaries to go up
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    (Original post by js.int)
    When you say terrible... does that mean you didn't get over 100?
    I didn't get an S I assure you that. Even though I did on 2013,14,15...
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    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    What is allowed to talk about and what is not allowed to talk about regarding today's paper? I thought we can't even talk about the level of difficulty, I really don't want the grade boundaries to go up
    the grade boundaries will only go up if people find out what was on the test before they sit for it and know the answers. Talking about the difficulty doesn't help anyone
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    I'm imagining some evil Australian mathmos poring over our posts on TSR, looking for hints for the STEP exam :rofl:



    (though perhaps Australians sit the exam before us, who knows)
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    (Original post by Student_2357)
    It's one of the hardest STEP 1 papers I've done so I think the grade boundaries will be similar to the last two years, probably got 45-47, so I think I scraped a 2. Comparing this to some ridiculously easy STEP 1's (2010/2013) is quite annoying.
    How many questions/parts of questions did you answer because I also plan on scraping a 2 thanks
    btw if you want to reply tomorrow so as not to help Australians that is cool
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    (Original post by porridgepie)
    I assure you that you have not lol i doubt i even got a U if that is even possible
    Ah damn it's nice to know someone else had a hard time
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    Hint for all thos to sit.
    Integral of k is kx.
    Yes I made that mistake and it has cost me a very a good score dropping around 10-15 marks because of that.


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    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    What is allowed to talk about and what is not allowed to talk about regarding today's paper? I thought we can't even talk about the level of difficulty, I really don't want the grade boundaries to go up
    edited to say: no discussion about the paper at all
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I'm imagining some evil Australian mathmos poring over our posts on TSR, looking for hints for the STEP exam :rofl:



    (though perhaps Australians sit the exam before us, who knows)
    How about Korean/Chinese mathmos ?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I think you can safely say the paper was difficult (if that's what you thought) but not that (for example and I don't know if it was as I didn't sit the paper) that question 2 was difficult.

    Thank you for the reply, very kind

    If many start talking about the questions numbers and how difficult or easy they are, wouldn't that be helpful with the picking of questions...just thinking nervelessly.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Hint for all thos to sit.
    Integral of k is kx.
    Yes I made that mistake and it has cost me a very a good score dropping around 10-15 marks because of that.


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    Isnt this gonna increase grade boundaries?
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    (Original post by js.int)
    Isnt this gonna increase grade boundaries?
    Because before that people thought the integral of k was kx^3
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    (Original post by js.int)
    Isnt this gonna increase grade boundaries?
    Lol.
    Integral of k. Is kx is not a hint to solve a step question.



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    (Original post by jacobe)
    Because before that people thought the integral of k was kx^3
    Lol


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Lol


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    Ohh, I thought it was a reference to a particular question on this paper.
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    Can everybody please not discuss anything related to the paper at all.

    Even something as vague as "boundaries should be low" is giving an advantage to somebody sitting the paper.

    Even an emoticon expressing your sentiments about the paper.

    Otherwise, we'll need to have the thread closed temporarily and that'd just be shame since people would like to discuss STEP II.
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    (Original post by krishdesai7)
    Is the TSR Latex compiler giving everyone trouble, or is something wrong with just my server?

    It's rather troubling because some of the answers on the solutions threads are completely in latex, and you can't make out a word of them
    Ya - mine isn't working either
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Can everybody please not discuss anything related to the paper at all.

    Even something as vague as "boundaries should be low" is giving an advantage to somebody sitting the paper.

    Even an emoticon expressing your sentiments about the paper.

    Otherwise, we'll need to have the thread closed temporarily and that'd just be shame since people would like to discuss STEP II.
    Noted, and I agree.

    I'll edit my earlier comments.
 
 
 
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