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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    I'd have to be Gauss to do that
    see my now spoilered hint in my above post
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    Woo, I did Q4 of STEP I 2005 today, I was pleased, my second serious attempt and it was also successful! But I know 2005 is the easy paper so I'm not too happy either way.
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    (Original post by aristotle's' disciple)
    woo, i did q4 of step i 2005 today, i was pleased, my second serious attempt and it was also successful! But i know 2005 is the easy paper so i'm not too happy either way.
    merked it fam! :d
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    Now that I am doing Maths in University, it's surprising how many idiots manage to get in there. It's like I'm in A-level again.
    Really? My experience is the opposite... or maybe I'm one of the idiots. :cool:
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    Well just been looking at this thread, and I'm applying and sending of my Ucas in the next few days. I just wanted a verdict really.

    I have 6A*s, 3 As and a B at gcse.

    Im studying maths,further maths, chemistry and economics at A level.
    I got An A in A2 maths( 1ums of an A* ...93 in c4, 86 in c3) Damn the c3 exam i messed one question up!
    And a High A in economics, and a B in chemistry.

    I am predicted A*(maths) A* (economics) A(fmaths) B(chemistry)

    I was thinking of applying to these 5

    Lse- Maths and economics
    Warwick- Morse
    Bath - Maths
    Durham - Maths
    Ucl - Maths

    I know it looks like i have no insurance, but i wouldn't want to apply somewhere i wouldn't go so I've stuck to those 5.
    Any advice? thanks
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    (Original post by tonymanny)
    Well just been looking at this thread, and I'm applying and sending of my Ucas in the next few days. I just wanted a verdict really.

    I have 6A*s, 3 As and a B at gcse.

    Im studying maths,further maths, chemistry and economics at A level.
    I got An A in A2 maths( 1ums of an A* ...93 in c4, 86 in c3) Damn the c3 exam i messed one question up!
    And a High A in economics, and a B in chemistry.

    I am predicted A*(maths) A* (economics) A(fmaths) B(chemistry)

    I was thinking of applying to these 5

    Lse- Maths and economics
    Warwick- Morse
    Bath - Maths
    Durham - Maths
    Ucl - Maths

    I know it looks like i have no insurance, but i wouldn't want to apply somewhere i wouldn't go so I've stuck to those 5.
    Any advice? thanks
    Can I confirm, since I did it like you, that your teacher can predict you an A* for normal maths even though you've already done it?
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Can I confirm, since I did it like you, that your teacher can predict you an A* for normal maths even though you've already done it?
    yh leave it as pending
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    (Original post by Rahul.S)
    yh leave it as pending
    What you mean? Imma do that for C3 and C4 anyways bladrin, but will they actually predict me an A*?
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    i have left it as pending, and yeah my teachers have predicted it me cause i got 90's in all other maths modules? but if you get a very high A first time round you should get an A* prediction i guess? Now what do you think of my uni choices hahaha
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    Now that I am doing Maths in University, it's surprising how many idiots manage to get in there. It's like I'm in A-level again.
    (Original post by Zuzuzu)
    Really? My experience is the opposite... or maybe I'm one of the idiots. :cool:
    People have told me that for the first six months, you wonder how on earth you got in, but after that, you wonder how most of the other people got in. Any truth in that, in your opinions?
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    Now that I am doing Maths in University, it's surprising how many idiots manage to get in there. It's like I'm in A-level again.
    Ooh this is encouraging Will further maths help too?
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    Now that I am doing Maths in University, it's surprising how many idiots manage to get in there. It's like I'm in A-level again.
    where do you go if you don't mind me asking ?
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Ooh this is encouraging Will further maths help too?
    It'll help more with your application than the actual course itself since you'll be taught with people who haven't done Further Maths and the lecturers will go over everything you're required to know, though it will help with your understanding when a module with some of the Further Maths work comes up. Though with some of the top Universities for Mathematics such as Cambridge, Warwick etc, it's basically compulsory that you take Further Mathematics, so in those cases it'll be much more useful.

    I'd personally say it's a lot of help since it'll improve your Maths over regular A-level Mathematics and it'll help a lot with your application if you decided to go towards Mathematics.
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    (Original post by like_a_star)
    where do you go if you don't mind me asking ?
    I do MMath at Cardiff University.
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    It'll help more with your application than the actual course itself since you'll be taught with people who haven't done Further Maths and the lecturers will go over everything you're required to know, though it will help with your understanding when a module with some of the Further Maths work comes up. Though with some of the top Universities for Mathematics such as Cambridge, Warwick etc, it's basically compulsory that you take Further Mathematics, so in those cases it'll be much more useful.

    I'd personally say it's a lot of help since it'll improve your Maths over regular A-level Mathematics and it'll help a lot with your application if you decided to go towards Mathematics.
    an single A* in A level mathematics is a very poor judgement of suitability for a maths degree imo.
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    It'll help more with your application than the actual course itself since you'll be taught with people who haven't done Further Maths and the lecturers will go over everything you're required to know, though it will help with your understanding when a module with some of the Further Maths work comes up. Though with some of the top Universities for Mathematics such as Cambridge, Warwick etc, it's basically compulsory that you take Further Mathematics, so in those cases it'll be much more useful.

    I'd personally say it's a lot of help since it'll improve your Maths over regular A-level Mathematics and it'll help a lot with your application if you decided to go towards Mathematics.
    Oh ok thank you I just thought becuase i did an FSMQ in year 11 which contained most of C1/C2 so i felt pretty comfortbale doing them this year and so redoing units that were in further maths wont be a bad thing!!! Yeah im not applying to the top ones.....

    I think it will be....thats why i took it... And yep im applying for maths so...

    Thank you
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    (Original post by House Dagoth)
    an single A* in A level mathematics is a very poor judgement of suitability for a maths degree imo.
    The same applies for Further Maths. Both A-levels are relatively easy and are hardly Mathematics to begin with.
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    (Original post by House Dagoth)
    an single A* in A level mathematics is a very poor judgement of suitability for a maths degree imo.
    That's all subjective. At a mediocre university an A* would be sufficient. At Oxbridge/Warwick and Imperial, you'd likely be needing a strong score in STEP to cope well, let alone getting A*s in Maths and Further Maths, if it comes down to it, getting an A in Further Maths and a S/1 in STEP is better than getting an A* and a 2/3 in STEP. It all depends on the difficulty and pace of the course.
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    The same applies for Further Maths. Both A-levels are relatively easy and are hardly Mathematics to begin with.
    agree and disagree.

    A level maths might be a doss, but it is not so easy to get the A* in further maths (but still, not too difficult either).

    STEP is the big hurdle :eek:
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    That's all subjective. At a mediocre university an A* would be sufficient. At Oxbridge/Warwick and Imperial, you'd likely be needing a strong score in STEP to cope well, let alone getting A*s in Maths and Further Maths, if it comes down to it, getting an A in Further Maths and a S/1 in STEP is better than getting an A* and a 2/3 in STEP. It all depends on the difficulty and pace of the course.
    yeah you're right. I didn't take into account that difficulty of course varies between universities :facepalm: ah well
 
 
 
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