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    hi,

    I need help!! I'm thinking of doing step maths but I'm only studying single maths and not doing further maths at A Level, is this going to be a problem, anyone got any experience on the matter??
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    hi,

    I need help!! I'm thinking of doing step maths but I'm only studying single maths and not doing further maths at A Level, is this going to be a problem, anyone got any experience on the matter??
    This thread may be of interest to you, particularly the 'required knowledge' section.
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    hi,

    I need help!! I'm thinking of doing step maths but I'm only studying single maths and not doing further maths at A Level, is this going to be a problem, anyone got any experience on the matter??
    It's unusual but not unknown. I've worked with applicants for Engineering at Cambridge who were not taking FM and so their college asked for a STEP grade 2. In their case it made sense to concentrate on the Mechanics questions and obviously take STEP I.
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    (Original post by gowerlondon)
    hi,

    I need help!! I'm thinking of doing step maths but I'm only studying single maths and not doing further maths at A Level, is this going to be a problem, anyone got any experience on the matter??
    It's not a problem per se, BUT you need to understand where your limitations may lie.

    STEP I and II can be attempted with knowledge from the standard A level syllabus plus induction (look this up if you don't know what it is!)

    To give yourself the best chance in terms of choice of question, you need to be studying what I would call a 'traditional' mixture of A level topics, that is C1-C4 plus M1 and M2 OR C1-C4 plus S1 and S2. If you're taking the Decision modules they won't help in the slighest, and if you've only taken some level '1' Applied modules (e.g. M1 and S1 or S1 and D1) then you'll probably find you don't have the depth of knowledge required for many of the applied questions.

    So it's certainly do-able, but you need to focus on your strengths and if necessary do some self-teaching to increase your applied background if it's lacking
 
 
 
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