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    (Original post by SyedaK)
    When does everyone start year 13? Is anyone starting sept 5? sooo not fair. Last year 13 started on 7th or 8th
    In Spain we start sept 9th
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    (Original post by Pandora.)
    Depends, I'll have to see what the situation is at enrolment/when we go back. Not looking like
    It, but I won't give up hope.

    What exactly is STEP? :holmes:
    Ah, I see. Good luck with that then, and keep hope :yy:

    Entrance exam for Cambridge/ Warwick (and other places) maths which offer holders need to take, it's ridiculously hard.

    (Original post by The Shanus)
    The MATs more A level knowledge based than STEP right?


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    They're both A level knowledge based but MAT's only C1/2. The examination style for both exams are different, as well.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Sixth Term Entrance Paper

    It is a maths paper that Cambridge (and other places) use for maths entrance... It's a killer tbf

    But Felix can handle it, so if that's the sole reason, stay at Cambridge:!

    Although I've seen maths beasts defeated by it (Llewellyn) not defeated per se, missed offer.
    Oooh... so it's like the Sauron of Maths papers? :eek:

    Sounds scary :afraid:
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Yeah I only had a few from year 13, mainly 1 really good one But hey new people = new friends
    I had... 3.
    I know but many new year 12 people will be the people from year 11 and I don't feel I like many of them after the induction day. But maybe that will change when I get to know them better.
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    (Original post by SyedaK)
    When does everyone start year 13? Is anyone starting sept 5? sooo not fair. Last year 13 started on 7th or 8th

    Can't remember the date, but its the first Wednesday or Thursday of September :eek: should I be excited or not, because I'm way too excited - I made this mistake last year as well :lol:
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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    15th of August brah


    It's not even that I may think Oxford's a more suited maths course, stupid as it may sound, I'm scared of STEP. Like, after seeing some of the people on the thread who worked so hard and still didn't make their offers... I mean, the thought of spending months of preparation for the interview and (if an offer comes) spending months for STEP prep, all that time and effort invested, the thought that all that could be decimated within a moment because of one bad day terrifies me. I dunno :dontknow: We'll see, I guess. That Pokémon society does sound tempting though. :teeth:


    Lol, thanks :lol: You'd say that though, wouldn't you you little English applicant Are you applying then?


    As above^
    I see tough times. :teeth:

    Perfectly reasonable fear tbh, I'm horrified by the thought of sitting STEP but I might as well give it a go, it'll be the first of many ways I'll bridge away from the A-level. Brah don't say that, as Endless has said you've done STEP I and achieved a good grade for that so don't doubt your ability now that you've just begun . Isn't the MAT the same, well obviously much less monthly preparation + the choice to firm something else but it is down to one day like you said. Yeah we'll see indeed. Indeed it does :teeth:
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    University choices! :afraid:

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    (Original post by purplemind)
    I had... 3.
    I know but many new year 12 people will be the people from year 11 and I don't feel I like many of them after the induction day. But maybe that will change when I get to know them better.
    We play sport with them etc and meet them in the cafeteria
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    (Original post by Pandora.)
    Oooh... so it's like the Sauron of Maths papers? :eek:

    Sounds scary :afraid:
    It's like...

    You have to think of ways to approach a question,and them find ways of using your knowledge to do them...

    I can't do it for ****
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It's like...

    You have to think of ways to approach a question,and them find ways of using your knowledge to do them...

    I can't do it for ****
    :eek3:

    So glad I'm not a maths applicant!

    Speaking of maths, time to get started on summer work.
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    We play sport with them etc and meet them in the cafeteria
    Tbh, I didn't spend to much time with year 11s. I preffered staying with people from my year or year 13. They seemed to loud and immature sometimes.
    But now, there will be 2 new year 12 Polish girls in my school so I am happy about that.
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Nice, those are some excellent results! Shame about the couple of 'blah' blip modules, are you resitting any of those? Great results overall though :party2: Looking forward to getting ready for STEP?
    Possibly FP2, I don't really care much for S3.

    Yeah, I think I'm quite confident with STEP I atm, will be starting STEP II/III prep soon
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    (Original post by alindp)
    In Spain we start sept 9th
    I envy your location!!. Is it just your school or very other school there?

    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    Can't remember the date, but its the first Wednesday or Thursday of September :eek: should I be excited or not, because I'm way too excited - I made this mistake last year as well :lol:
    That's probably on the 4th or 5th. The first week back, I feel excited too and then after the second week, I can't even remember why I was excited. It always happens
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Same, can't wait to meet the new lower sixth though
    I have a feeling there'll be a bit of rivalry at first between year 12 and 13, since we'll all be big headed and think we rule the place or something.
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    I guess that's true. I've seen at least one user who missed their offer that I'm absolutely stunned about beyond belief. It seems like a very fair concern. However, you've already got a 1 in STEP I in year 12 so you've demonstrated already that with preparation you have the capacity to succeed at STEP. Plus, I know it's probably not nearly as difficult, but you could equally have a bad day and underperform on the MAT too? I'd go for the one you like most tbh, you've got great GCSEs and your UMS is crazy - would probably suit Cambridge more.
    (Original post by Robbie242)
    I see tough times. :teeth:

    Perfectly reasonable fear tbh, I'm horrified by the thought of sitting STEP but I might as well give it a go, it'll be the first of many ways I'll bridge away from the A-level. Brah don't say that, as Endless has said you've done STEP I and achieved a good grade for that so don't doubt your ability now that you've just begun . Isn't the MAT the same, well obviously much less monthly preparation + the choice to firm something else but it is down to one day like you said. Yeah we'll see indeed. Indeed it does :teeth:
    Hmmm, that's true I guess. I mean (without sounding too arrogant) that with months of STEP prep, I could do the papers successfully at the comfort of my desk but **** gets serious when you're sitting there in the exam hall and exam pressure messes with your mind. I mean, I was doing better in past papers leading up to the exam and then on the day, the pressure that if I get anything below a 1 might harm my application got to me and (imo) I under-performed, I made some of the daftest mistakes on the paper. :doh: I can't even imagine how I'd feel with a uni place hanging on the line. That's true that I could screw up on the MAT as well I guess and if I did, course I'd be disappointed if I didn't get called for an interview but I'd get over it. For Cambridge, the thought of prepping for the interview (and if I get an offer) investing so much time and effort into STEP all to be left disappointed on results day, that would hurt a lot more. I dunno, maybe I'm over thinking things, maybe I should just take things one step () at a time.
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    (Original post by Pandora.)
    :eek3:

    So glad I'm not a maths applicant!

    Speaking of maths, time to get started on summer work.
    Same! Although I might take STEP I for fun next year :lol:

    :sigh: I thought you were dropping maths?:holmes:
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    I love a good pun.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Same! Although I might take STEP I for fun next year :lol:

    :sigh: I thought you were dropping maths?:holmes:
    We have very different ideas of fun! :lol:

    Nope, why did you think that?
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    (Original post by Pandora.)
    I love a good pun.
    Maybe I'm over-thinking things and should take them one step at a time.

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    (Original post by Felix Felicis)
    Hmmm, that's true I guess. I mean (without sounding too arrogant) that with months of STEP prep, I could do the papers successfully at the comfort of my desk but **** gets serious when you're sitting there in the exam hall and exam pressure messes with your mind. I mean, I was doing better in past papers leading up to the exam and then on the day, the pressure that if I get anything below a 1 might harm my application got to me and (imo) I under-performed, I made some of the daftest mistakes on the paper. :doh: I can't even imagine how I'd feel with a uni place hanging on the line. That's true that I could screw up on the MAT as well I guess and if I did, course I'd be disappointed if I didn't get called for an interview but I'd get over it. For Cambridge, the thought of prepping for the interview (and if I get an offer) investing so much time and effort into STEP all to be left disappointed on results day, that would hurt a lot more. I dunno, maybe I'm over thinking things, maybe I should just take things one step () at a time.
    Very true indeed. Have a think about it. What do you think of Oxford + the maths course in general vs Cambridge?
 
 
 
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