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    Nice one man
    Thanks.
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    Update:

    Woot! Just finished all of FP3 integration, fairly confident with my integrationz skills. Also just proved that the area of an ellipse \displaystyle \frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1 is given by \pi  a b using some maaad subz, pleased with myself. :woo:
    Oh yeah? Integrate this using a hyperbolic sub:

    \displaystyle \int x\ \mathrm{d}x
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    Oh yeah? Integrate this using a hyperbolic sub:

    \displaystyle \int x\ \mathrm{d}x
    ??? how u do dat
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    ??? how u do dat
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    Oh yeah? Integrate this using a hyperbolic sub:

    \displaystyle \int x\ \mathrm{d}x
    Fam, I said I can do FP3 integration not PHD-level integrals. :eek:
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    But it's **** 'innit all that correlation/regression crap?
    ol
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    Fam, I said I can do FP3 integration not PHD-level integrals. :eek:
    I will teach you how to do dem triple integrals in Cambridge.
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    Nice LaTeX skills, by the way. I can see you're improving!

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    ol
    fite me.

    (Original post by Insight314)
    I will teach you how to do dem triple integrals in Cambridge.
    It'll be a bit weird being taught by somebody so young! :lol:
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    Nice LaTeX skills, by the way. I can see you're improving!
    All thanks to you, but no, it's literally just an x.
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    All thanks to you, but no, it's literally just an x.
    I meant the \mathrm{d}
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    Background:

    I started off secondary education on a pretty bad foot, things weren't going well, I fell in with the wrong group of friends at my new new school, one thing led to another and my report card was mainly U's and G's. This stayed this way till my GCSE years where I finally got to choose my own subjects, change class and make new friends. My grades were mediocre, I averaged C's in most of Year 10 subjects. I improved a little by the time the mocks came around and was fairly confident for exams.

    It was right before exam term that I had an existential crisis and decided that grades didn't really mean anything to me and they had no bearing on my intelligence, so I put in zero effort into my IGCSE's, I slobbed around, didn't do any revision and spent half the exam doodling silly things onto spare paper and annoying invigilators.

    I was fairly surprised at receiving 7 A*'s and an A (in economics, somebody isn't going to be happy about that) and was ecstatic at being the only one to have scored an A* in Additional Maths in my school's history. I moved on to sixth form, where I started the IB. At this point, I'd set my targets on studying maths. Things were looking up for me.

    But, as always, thing's did not go well. I hated it all, I had to do a large number of irrelevant subjects, there was the CAS component, ToK, I had to do French as a First Language which was something I genuinely detested. I had many a falling out with the head of sixth and a variety of other teachers. I'd be called in to the office on regular intervals to be given a scolding, I refused to attend French class, it was bad.

    After a year (this is September 2015), I got fed up of it all and quit. I decided that I would sit my A-Levels by myself and self-teach everything. I enrolled myself for January 2016 exams, applied to university and began working. I had four months to cover three A-Levels, roughly. I got invited to King's College, Cambridge for an interview, and then the unthinkable happened: I got an offer. This is where I am today.

    Stats:

    GCSE's: 7 A* 1 A (CIE IGCSE)
    A-Levels: [M: TBA] [FM: TBA] [Phys: TBA]
    Modules

    Finished:
    C1 -
    C2 -
    C3 -
    C4 -
    M1 -
    M2 -
    M3 -
    S1 -
    S2 -
    FP1-
    Physics 1 -
    Physics 2 -
    Physics 3 -

    June:
    FP2 -
    FP3 -
    Physics 4 -
    Physics 5 -
    Physics 6 -


    Things are a bit bare at the moment, I'll have to admit. It'll look a lot more homely once March rolls around and I get my January exam results back.

    Why am I making this thread?

    Well, I figure that this isn't only a really good way of cataloguing my experiences with past papers and a way to view my progress without writing things down physically because if I do, I'll lose whatever feeble attempt I tried. I'm hoping that is also acts as a reminder for working, although that's a bit of a fat chance, given my penchant for laziness and dumbness.
    Offer status:

    Cambridge (Firm): Offer - A*A*A + 1, 1 in STEP II, III.
    Warwick (Insurance): Offer - A*A*A* + 1 in any STEP.
    Imperial: Offer - A*A*A + 1, 2 in STEP II, III
    UCL: Offer- A*A*A + 1 in any STEP

    STEP Mocks:

    STEP II, 2000: 95/120
    STEP III, 2000: 80/120

    STEP II, 2002: 101/120
    STEP III, 2002: 78/120

    STEP II, 2003: [Doing this week]
    STEP III, 2003: 100/120

    STEP I, 2012: 98/120

    A-Level Mocks:

    June 2009, FP2: 75/75 (100)
    June 2010, FP2: 75/75 (100)
    June 2011, FP2: 75/75 (100)
    Hey man really enjoying your blog it's very inspirational Just wondering how long did it take you to self teach yourself C4?? And is there specific resources you used?
 
 
 
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