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    I never really paid much attention to Maths until the end of Y10 or the thought of going to Cambridge so I wasted alot of time. I then decided to really get myself together so I covered the whole A-level maths and further maths in 3 months. Im currently studying a few undergraduate Maths textbooks. I always get the highest in my year in tests by quite a few marks. I've been told by a few teachers im the best in the school maybe to just encourage me. But ive read about trinity and all the IMOs that apply there when I for some reason can never progreas to the next rounds of the UKMT. Should that matter to me or not Im really confused. Thank you for reading this essay Im just worried(Im expected all A*s for my 10 subjects at GCSE )
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    I never really paid much attention to Maths until the end of Y10 or the thought of going to Cambridge so I wasted alot of time. I then decided to really get myself together so I covered the whole A-level maths and further maths in 3 months. Im currently studying a few undergraduate Maths textbooks. I always get the highest in my year in tests by quite a few marks. I've been told by a few teachers im the best in the school maybe to just encourage me. But ive read about trinity and all the IMOs that apply there when I for some reason can never progreas to the next rounds of the UKMT. Should that matter to me or not Im really confused. Thank you for reading this essay Im just worried(Im expected all A*s for my 10 subjects at GCSE )
    whats the best you've got in ukmt
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    The highest I've got are silver certificates both times I've done it in the past when I know i can do better. Gonna do another one is a few days so maybe gold this time.


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    The worst part is I can do the questions perfectly when Im not in an exam atmosphere.


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    do you mean you have done the A level & FM exams ?
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    (Original post by Human_Being)
    I never really paid much attention to Maths until the end of Y10 or the thought of going to Cambridge so I wasted alot of time. I then decided to really get myself together so I covered the whole A-level maths and further maths in 3 months. Im currently studying a few undergraduate Maths textbooks. I always get the highest in my year in tests by quite a few marks. I've been told by a few teachers im the best in the school maybe to just encourage me. But ive read about trinity and all the IMOs that apply there when I for some reason can never progreas to the next rounds of the UKMT. Should that matter to me or not Im really confused. Thank you for reading this essay Im just worried(Im expected all A*s for my 10 subjects at GCSE )
    You don't need to be an IMOer, you "just" need to be very good at maths (and that applies to any Cambridge college). Not all good mathmos enjoy UKMT or similar competitions.

    STEP is better preparation than UKMT for the simple reason that STEP is a requirement, UKMT is not.
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    Not sat the exams yet because of changes to the GCSE you know A* to 9 Im expected a 9 but i just put A* for simplicity. Theyre changing a level content too so sitting exams now would become pointless by next year but I have learnt the content and done specimen questions very well so the grade aspect doesnt really worry me. For now anyway.


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