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    Is the step from A-level to STEP I greater than the step from STEP I to STEP III? Or is STEP III just a monster despite the harder content?
    That's a tricky one to answer, because it depends on the student. If you can become fluent in STEP I, then it is only practice to become confident at the harder problems. But some students (on the Warwick admissions boundary) struggle with STEP I.

    And it's also about timing: you need to schedule a lot of practice. You can't practice without some level of knowledge.

    You just have to get your feet wet.
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    (Original post by ian.slater)
    That's a tricky one to answer, because it depends on the student. If you can become fluent in STEP I, then it is only practice to become confident at the harder problems. But some students (on the Warwick admissions boundary) struggle with STEP I.

    And it's also about timing: you need to schedule a lot of practice. You can't practice without some level of knowledge.

    You just have to get your feet wet.
    Fair enough. I'm just trying to assess how much work I'm going to have to put in to be in for a shot at STEP III and seeing whether I could cope with that.

    I'd like to hear other people's opinions as I'd like to see what the general answer is to this question.

    Thanks anyway.
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    For what it's worth I was doing about a STEP III paper a week (and I mean properly going through at least every pure question and getting some kind of solution out) towards STEP time.
 
 
 
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