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    (Original post by Camford)
    Dude, please don't give away bjs that easily.
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    Tripos is relatively fun!
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    (Original post by Camford)
    Dude, please don't give away bjs that easily.

    STEPs were FUN!! :mad: damn it! I didn't need them for my offer but that doesn't mean I didn't work for it!
    I did never say u never worked for it. But it's a bit different having such a difficult exam under pressure and knowing your "life" might depend on it (educationally-wise at least).

    I find A' Levels fun cause they are easy

    I find Math competitions even more fun cause they are very difficult, related to my subject and also because I don't really depend on the result.

    But I did not find STEP fun (ok maybe just a bit) since the stress was to great.

    Am I totally out of ordinary here? Well maybe I am

    Anyways... what's bjs ? I really hope u mean "bad judgements" or something equivalent or else we've got a problem here :viking:
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    (Original post by Michael Mourao)
    Am I totally out of ordinary here? Well maybe I am
    No the stress totally ruined them for me too. Had made myself quite ill by results day. Don't do that it's not worth it!
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    From the Cambridge handbook:

    With the exception of applicants for Mathematics (with Computer Science/Physics), all applicants who have achieved three A grades (excluding General Studies) at A-level, who do not meet your conditions, should be pooled, for example if they have failed to meet other College requirements, such as STEP/AEA grades. Some applicants may well meet the criteria required for admission at another College. Colleges not setting offers involving STEP/AEA are encouraged to look at these applicants before deciding whether to lower offers to preference applicants.


    Previous experience shows there is little point placing in the Summer Pool an applicant for Mathematics who has scored worse than 1/3 or 2/2 in STEP without clear mitigating circumstances. For an applicant for Mathematics with Computer Science or Mathematics with Physics the pooling criterion could be lowered to 2/3 in STEP if it is clear that they wish ultimately to specialise in Computer or Physics; Colleges do occasionally make such applicants offers for admission to read Computer Science or Natural Sciences rather than Maths with CS/P.
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    (Original post by Michael Mourao)
    Anyways... what's bjs ? I really hope u mean "bad judgements" or something equivalent or else we've got a problem here :viking:
    It might as well be bad judgements. Innocent things come of my keyboard almost never mean those innocent things.
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    (Original post by homoterror)
    No the stress totally ruined them for me too. Had made myself quite ill by results day. Don't do that it's not worth it!
    Somehow I find myself really really tired after finishing the exams. Probably need some rest after months of working and worrying (although I guess the later has just begun).
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    Me too. I was too exhausted to think of partying on the day I finished exams....blissful exhaustion.
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    (Original post by beeblebrox87)
    For anybody who doesn't know, the grade boundaries in 2002 (presumably they haven't changed too much) were as follows:
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    S   	1   	2   	3
    I 	80 	61 	48 	35
    II 	90 	65 	50 	32
    III 	77 	56 	43 	32
    source: http://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...bus/node2.html

    I found STEP III easier than I expected and STEP II harder than I expected (though II was still easier than III). I agree that STEP was fun, though I'd rather be taking it if so much didn't depend on the result.

    How come STEP II has such a high boundary for an S? I thought STEP I was much much easier...

    And ture. It IS fun to do some more demanding maths, but it's such a torture to sit there for 3 hours, thinking how on earth could I solve these questions.

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