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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    I'm a bit confused about STEP though. Do I put it with my 2012 modules as "pending"?
    I second this question
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    I'm a bit confused about STEP though. Do I put it with my 2012 modules as "pending"?
    I didn't put it on UCAS, I presume those who did mentioned it in their PS. It's not a qualification listed in the education section so wouldn't really fit there. There's no need to put it on as most people (well me) won't decide to take it until they get offers needing it.
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    (Original post by Schnecke)
    I didn't put it on UCAS, I presume those who did mentioned it in their PS. It's not a qualification listed in the education section so wouldn't really fit there. There's no need to put it on as most people (well me) won't decide to take it until they get offers needing it.
    It is there, you just have to look for it. I suspected you didn't really have to put it down, cheers. I mentioned it in my PS but nothing else.
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    I was there! Did you go to the one where he spilt all the water? Then he said with a straight face "Yes, Cambridge require two 1s, but we just ask for an S in any STEP" and everyone gasped

    I'm a bit confused about STEP though. Do I put it with my 2012 modules as "pending"?
    You don't need to put it down, when you fill out your STEP registration form in January-April you'll have to give Cambridge Assessment your UCAS number, so in August your universities (well, the 6 which are on the form) will receive your results automatically.
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    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    Fair enough, I've made my choices now anyway :dontknow:

    I want to do as little physics and mechanics as possible tbh
    UCL has some physics/mechanics modules. But the third year is quite varied so you will probably be able to avoid the physics modules all together. BUT in most unis you WILL have to do some mechanics stuff at least in your first year. Imperial's course is pretty pure based, Oxford's course is some pure and applied but it is a bit more varied. I think in Nottingham first year you get to choose between mechanics and stats (check this out).
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    (Original post by Schnecke)
    I didn't put it on UCAS, I presume those who did mentioned it in their PS. It's not a qualification listed in the education section so wouldn't really fit there. There's no need to put it on as most people (well me) won't decide to take it until they get offers needing it.
    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    You don't need to put it down, when you fill out your STEP registration form in January-April you'll have to give Cambridge Assessment your UCAS number, so in August your universities (well, the 6 which are on the form) will receive your results automatically.
    But Bath say they give offers based on what you're doing - STEP, AEA or neither - so they need to know well before your results come in, and probably before you register for STEP. I'm definitely doing STEP, and there is an option for it on UCAS (go on the big list of qualifications and it's there). At the moment I have it down as "pending", but I'm not really sure if this is right
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    But Bath say they give offers based on what you're doing - STEP, AEA or neither - so they need to know well before your results come in, and probably before you register for STEP. I'm definitely doing STEP, and there is an option for it on UCAS (go on the big list of qualifications and it's there). At the moment I have it down as "pending", but I'm not really sure if this is right
    That seems odd. For other universities they tell you to do STEP or you haven't made the offer, Bath's way of doing it seems silly in that everyone may as well say that they're not doing any extra exams, just to get an easier offer :hmmm:
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    But Bath say they give offers based on what you're doing - STEP, AEA or neither - so they need to know well before your results come in, and probably before you register for STEP. I'm definitely doing STEP, and there is an option for it on UCAS (go on the big list of qualifications and it's there). At the moment I have it down as "pending", but I'm not really sure if this is right
    That must be right then, although if I was you I would leave it off, just to get the non-STEP offer.
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    I was there! Did you go to the one where he spilt all the water? Then he said with a straight face "Yes, Cambridge require two 1s, but we just ask for an S in any STEP" and everyone gasped

    I'm a bit confused about STEP though. Do I put it with my 2012 modules as "pending"?
    Yep, that was the one I was in! There was a huge sigh of relief at the end when he was asked to clarify his earlier comment
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    That seems odd. For other universities they tell you to do STEP or you haven't made the offer, Bath's way of doing it seems silly in that everyone may as well say that they're not doing any extra exams, just to get an easier offer :hmmm:
    (Original post by Schnecke)
    That must be right then, although if I was you I would leave it off, just to get the non-STEP offer.
    Yes, I was planning to, but they consider your application more favourably (i.e. more likely to get an offer) if you're taking STEP. Also, part of my PS talks about how I'm working on STEP at the moment and what that's like for me, so I may as well put it in.

    They also said they're usually happy to change a 2 in STEP offer to a Merit in AEA offer, which seems odd but I'm not complaining

    (Original post by carlos the third)
    Yep, that was the one I was in! There was a huge sigh of relief at the end when he was asked to clarify his earlier comment
    Loved it I was the one who asked the question about how they know whether to give an AEA or STEP offer (they said they "know from UCAS"), and the one about how they value non-Maths stuff in the PS. Which I'm still not sure about, should have asked for clarification

    Where are you applying?
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)

    Loved it I was the one who asked the question about how they know whether to give an AEA or STEP offer (they said they "know from UCAS"), and the one about how they value non-Maths stuff in the PS. Which I'm still not sure about, should have asked for clarification

    Where are you applying?
    Well at least you asked some questions, I just sat there hoping others asked the questions i wanted answers to! (so thanks for asking about the PS ) I'm definitely applying to Bath, and probably Nottingham, and then three from Bristol, Durham, Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. What about you?
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    (Original post by carlos the third)
    Well at least you asked some questions, I just sat there hoping others asked the questions i wanted answers to! (so thanks for asking about the PS ) I'm definitely applying to Bath, and probably Nottingham, and then three from Bristol, Durham, Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. What about you?
    Just so you know, Birmingham maths department looks really, really boring. (Open Day Experience). Lectures were really good though.
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Just so you know, Birmingham maths department looks really, really boring. (Open Day Experience). Lectures were really good though.
    Thanks, although I don't think that looks of a department will be a huge part of my decision (I will factor them in slightly though). I agree about the lectures though from the open day, they did seem very good.
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    (Original post by carlos the third)
    Thanks, although I don't think that looks of a department will be a huge part of my decision (I will factor them in slightly though). I agree about the lectures though from the open day, they did seem very good.
    Yeah same, it doesn't really bother me, the rest of the campus does make up it. Whilst I'm in there I doubt I'd be doing anything except hardcore maths (as hardcore as Birmingham offers). They also said they teach computing and programming skills as part of their course, how many other unis offer this? I didn't realize maths courses would offer these kind of modules.

    Btw, which do you think would be the most competitive out of St. Andrews, Bristol and Bath for Maths?
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    (Original post by carlos the third)
    Well at least you asked some questions, I just sat there hoping others asked the questions i wanted answers to! (so thanks for asking about the PS ) I'm definitely applying to Bath, and probably Nottingham, and then three from Bristol, Durham, Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. What about you?
    Hmm, similar to me I'm going for Bath, Durham, Warwick (do those three ) plus Cambridge and a fifth I haven't decided on yet. It's gonna be a blind choice, near enough, since I didn't like the look of Bristol and I can't apply to Oxford as well as Cambridge...

    Might look into Nottingham actually. Sounds good from what I've heard
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    Hmm, similar to me I'm going for Bath, Durham, Warwick (do those three ) plus Cambridge and a fifth I haven't decided on yet. It's gonna be a blind choice, near enough, since I didn't like the look of Bristol and I can't apply to Oxford as well as Cambridge...

    Might look into Nottingham actually. Sounds good from what I've heard
    Yeah, it seemed quite good to me when I went there, plus they have a new maths building opened this year. Also, looking at your other 4 choices it might be a good idea to put a 'back up', as they are all relatively competitive/ hard to get into

    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Yeah same, it doesn't really bother me, the rest of the campus does make up it. Whilst I'm in there I doubt I'd be doing anything except hardcore maths (as hardcore as Birmingham offers). They also said they teach computing and programming skills as part of their course, how many other unis offer this? I didn't realize maths courses would offer these kind of modules.

    Btw, which do you think would be the most competitive out of St. Andrews, Bristol and Bath for Maths?
    I'm no authority on anything like this, but I'm pretty sure I read that Bristol had an applicant to place ratio of something like 16:1 (although I could be completely wrong), so I guess if that stat is true then it would probably be the most competitve for places.
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    I know it is hard for anyone to judge this, and it may be a stupid question, but is the Oxford maths course significantly harder/ more time consuming than, for instance, Bath's or Bristol's or another one generally considered in the level just below COWI?
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    (Original post by carlos the third)
    I know it is hard for anyone to judge this, and it may be a stupid question, but is the Oxford maths course significantly harder/ more time consuming than, for instance, Bath's or Bristol's or another one generally considered in the level just below COWI?
    Yes? Don't fully get your question, as Oxford is part of COWI (which are meant to be the top maths departments, and so have the hardest maths course).
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    (Original post by twig)
    Yes? Don't fully get your question, as Oxford is part of COWI (which are meant to be the top maths departments, and so have the hardest maths course).
    Sorry, I guess what the question basically boiled down to is 'Are the reputations of the COWI maths courses based upon difficulty/ time consumption or just reputation? And is this difficulty significantly greater than that of the level below (e.g. Bristol, Bath etc)'
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    ****, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde...ry/2012/#maths , does this mean they are not including a Distinction in the AEA as part of their A*A*A offer If I knew this when I entered for it, I would have gone for STEP instead
 
 
 
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