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    Hi,

    So I am thinkinkg of applying to Cambridge for maths but they require STEP.
    Can anyone whos done them/preparing for it give any advice on how to do well and when to start learning the content?

    I am in year 12 doing maths, fm and physics
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Hi,

    So I am thinkinkg of applying to Cambridge for maths but they require STEP.
    Can anyone whos done them/preparing for it give any advice on how to do well and when to start learning the content?

    I am in year 12 doing maths, fm and physics
    I suggest you go to the STEP 2016 prep thread and read the first page, as it answers your questions.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    I suggest you go to the STEP 2016 prep thread and read the first page, as it answers your questions.
    Oh okay. Thanks
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Oh okay. Thanks
    Working through the "advanced problems in mathematics" might be a nice place to start maybe in the summer after exams
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Hi,

    So I am thinkinkg of applying to Cambridge for maths but they require STEP.
    Can anyone whos done them/preparing for it give any advice on how to do well and when to start learning the content?

    I am in year 12 doing maths, fm and physics
    Learn C3 and C4 in the summer.
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Learn C3 and C4 in the summer.
    How long do you think that would take?
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    How long do you think that would take?
    If you're Cambridge material? A few days.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    If you're Cambridge material? A few days.
    Have you ever been proper stumped by a STEP question that you havent been able to solve it?
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    How long do you think that would take?
    Depends how thoroughly you learn them, but not that long. Probably between 5 and 25 hours depending on whether skim through a textbook and do a couple of questions, or get good enough to get easily 75/75 in exams.
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Have you ever been proper stumped by a STEP question that you havent been able to solve it?
    At the start? All the time. You'll need to get used to it.

    FWW: I wouldn't worry about STEP now, focus on getting an offer first, then worry about STEP.
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    (Original post by hellomynameisr)
    Have you ever been proper stumped by a STEP question that you havent been able to solve it?
    I doubt there are any successful Cambridge applicants who have never failed on a STEP question.
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    (Original post by Zacken)

    FWW: I wouldn't worry about STEP now, focus on getting an offer first, then worry about STEP.
    This is smart advice tbf
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    I doubt there are any successful Cambridge applicants who have never failed on a STEP question.
    (Original post by Zacken)
    At the start? All the time. You'll need to get used to it.

    FWW: I wouldn't worry about STEP now, focus on getting an offer first, then worry about STEP.
    Oh right. Thanks guys!
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    If you're Cambridge material? A few days.
    Bit much don't you think.


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