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    Providing you're good enough to get an A* in Maths and an A in Further Maths?
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    It depends how much work you put into it really, and also which paper you do. Getting a 2 in STEP I isn't too hard as long as you're fluent in the A-level content. Doing past paper questions certainly helps; if you don't do any then you'll have a horrible surprise in the exam.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    It depends how much work you put into it really, and also which paper you do. Getting a 2 in STEP I isn't too hard as long as you're fluent in the A-level content. Doing past paper questions certainly helps; if you don't do any then you'll have a horrible surprise in the exam.
    Hey, seeing you do maths at Uni, how hard is it? How many hours of studying do you have to put in daily or a week on average besides class time?
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    Hey, seeing you do maths at Uni, how hard is it? How many hours of studying do you have to put in daily or a week on average besides class time?
    Pretty hard but very enjoyable. I usually do about 5-6 hours of work outside class time every day (including weekends), except just before a deadline when I end up working until I fall asleep at my desk :p:
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Pretty hard but very enjoyable. I usually do about 5-6 hours of work outside class time every day (including weekends), except just before a deadline when I end up working until I fall asleep at my desk :p:
    Wow, that's a lot more work than I've ever done, with the exception of my final year project work. What university do you go to?
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Pretty hard but very enjoyable. I usually do about 5-6 hours of work outside class time every day (including weekends), except just before a deadline when I end up working until I fall asleep at my desk :p:
    Madness.
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    Wow, that's a lot more work than I've ever done, with the exception of my final year project work. What university do you go to?
    Look at the location.
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    Wow, that's a lot more work than I've ever done, with the exception of my final year project work. What university do you go to?
    The workload at cambridge is notorious tbf.
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    (Original post by gunmetalpanda)
    Providing you're good enough to get an A* in Maths and an A in Further Maths?
    You should really be of A* standard in further maths, though.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Pretty hard but very enjoyable. I usually do about 5-6 hours of work outside class time every day (including weekends), except just before a deadline when I end up working until I fall asleep at my desk :p:
    Wow.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Pretty hard but very enjoyable. I usually do about 5-6 hours of work outside class time every day (including weekends), except just before a deadline when I end up working until I fall asleep at my desk :p:
    I'd like to point out that this is definitely more than average (at least in my experience). Most people work much less hard than this!
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    I'd like to point out that this is definitely more than average (at least in my experience). Most people work much less hard than this!
    I have my off days... no-one can avoid a bit of healthy procrastination. I think I only put in so much time because example sheet questions take me a long time, particularly in subjects that I don't enjoy (I'm looking at you, Methods, and you, Complex Analysis)... whether that's because I just work ineffectively or because I have less 'natural talent' (whatever that is) than other people I don't know.

    But 5-6 hours per day isn't that much really; I just work between lunch and dinner with a couple of breaks thrown in, and for an hour or so after dinner. I'm usually in the bar by 8:30pm.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    I have my off days... no-one can avoid a bit of healthy procrastination. I think I only put in so much time because example sheet questions take me a long time, particularly in subjects that I don't enjoy (I'm looking at you, Methods, and you, Complex Analysis)... whether that's because I just work ineffectively or because I have less 'natural talent' (whatever that is) than other people I don't know.

    But 5-6 hours per day isn't that much really; I just work between lunch and dinner with a couple of breaks thrown in, and for an hour or so after dinner. I'm usually in the bar by 8:30pm.
    That wasn't meant to be a slur on you, I just didn't want people getting the wrong idea about studying maths at Cambridge.
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    Look at the location.
    Well my observational skills/common sense suck :lol:
 
 
 
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