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    What is STEP?
    And do some colleges enter their student for them?
    Will STEP papers help you with ordinary exam questions?
    How do i prepare for them?
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    All the info is here: http://www.admissionstestingservice....ep/about-step/
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    The Wikipedia article is actually quite informative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_T...mination_Paper

    To summarise, there are three papers designed to discriminate further between highly qualified applicants for degree programmes with high mathematical content.

    I wouldn't imagine that many colleges would enter students for STEP unless they needed it for an offer (at Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial, UCL or Bath, perhaps one or two more) or wanted to do it out of interest.

    STEP helps to cement A-level knowledge and gain a deeper understanding whilst also stretching yourself such that when you come back to A-level questions they become easier, relatively speaking.

    This thread http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2403970 has practically everything you'll need in terms of resources and help/advice.
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    (Original post by The Polymath)
    The Wikipedia article is actually quite informative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_T...mination_Paper

    To summarise, there are three papers designed to discriminate further between highly qualified applicants for degree programmes with high mathematical content.

    I wouldn't imagine that many colleges would enter students for STEP unless they needed it for an offer (at Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial, UCL or Bath, perhaps one or two more) or wanted to do it out of interest.

    STEP helps to cement A-level knowledge and gain a deeper understanding whilst also stretching yourself such that when you come back to A-level questions they become easier, relatively speaking.

    This thread http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2403970 has practically everything you'll need in terms of resources and help/advice.

    Where are the worked solutions to the past papers?
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    (Original post by D12)
    Where are the worked solutions to the past papers?
    Go to this page http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2403970 and download the STEP Megapack. Alternatively if look for "TSR has its own solution bank if you are interested" then underneath that there are links to TSR solutions for each year.
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    (Original post by The Polymath)
    Go to this page http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2403970 and download the STEP Megapack. Alternatively if look for "TSR has its own solution bank if you are interested" then underneath that there are links to TSR solutions for each year.
    I mean the real solutions, because although it says studentroom solutions it seems that the solution has been corrected by various members?
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    (Original post by D12)
    I mean the real solutions, because although it says studentroom solutions it seems that the solution has been corrected by various members?
    Oh, I see. Yes, the TSR solutions were posted by ordinary members of the forum.

    The STEP Megapack download in the STEP Prep Thread should contain official solutions, or there are links to them on this site http://www.mathshelper.co.uk/oxb.htm

    I don't think there are official solutions for papers before 2004, but I may be wrong so there's no harm in having a look around on Google.
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    (Original post by D12)
    I mean the real solutions, because although it says studentroom solutions it seems that the solution has been corrected by various members?
    Note that although the TSR solutions are a fine effort, a lot of them are plagued by incorrect solutions / corrected versions / second thoughts; there are also broken links in some of the thread indexes, and parts of answers that have been omitted because of difficulty in laying them out e.g. graph sketching.

    It is strongly recommended that you try some questions before diving straight into the solutions, though - looking at the answers won't teach you anything unless you've spent a lot of time trying things out and investigating ways of approaching each question.

    How much maths have you covered already?
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    (Original post by davros)
    Note that although the TSR solutions are a fine effort, a lot of them are plagued by incorrect solutions / corrected versions / second thoughts; there are also broken links in some of the thread indexes, and parts of answers that have been omitted because of difficulty in laying them out e.g. graph sketching.

    It is strongly recommended that you try some questions before diving straight into the solutions, though - looking at the answers won't teach you anything unless you've spent a lot of time trying things out and investigating ways of approaching each question.

    How much maths have you covered already?
    C1-4 M1, M2, S1

    And looked at some FP2, FP3.
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    (Original post by The Polymath)
    Oh, I see. Yes, the TSR solutions were posted by ordinary members of the forum.

    The STEP Megapack download in the STEP Prep Thread should contain official solutions, or there are links to them on this site http://www.mathshelper.co.uk/oxb.htm

    I don't think there are official solutions for papers before 2004, but I may be wrong so there's no harm in having a look around on Google.
    Thanks dude, that link has what i was looking for.
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    (Original post by D12)
    C1-4 M1, M2, S1

    And looked at some FP2, FP3.
    So you've covered A level Maths in a single year, and now you will be doing FM in your second year?

    In that case you should be in a good position to attack some STEP questions
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    (Original post by davros)
    So you've covered A level Maths in a single year, and now you will be doing FM in your second year?

    In that case you should be in a good position to attack some STEP questions
    Yeah, they seem pretty hard though -.-
 
 
 
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