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I am currently in year 12 and hope to study maths at Cambridge in the future. I know I will have to get a grade 1 in STEP II and III in order to go there, which, I'm told, usually entails answering four questions well. I have been doing a good amount of practice, but only really in STEP I, and I want to ask if, at this point, I should be finding STEP I questions easy? I can do most of them (today I finished off the last of the pure questions in the 2017 paper, and I have done the same with 2010 paper, so I think I can do more-or-less all of them given sufficient time), but I often get frustrated at not being able to do them more quickly. STEP II and III are very difficult for me at the moment, although a have started doing a few STEP II questions and have done two or three STEP III questions at different times throughout the year; the prospect of having to sit down in an exam and answer at least four of them correctly in three hours is very daunting!
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Sounds fine tbh, keep in mind you got over a year to practise them. How are you teaching yourself the content?
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Sounds fine tbh, keep in mind you got over a year to practise them. How are you teaching yourself the content?
I have learned most of the A-level content just as a result of being interested in maths. For, example, I have learned about integration by parts and substitution from the internet because I found it interesting, not specifically so that I can do STEP or anything. I guess I should start reading ahead in the textbook as specific preparation for STEP - particularly, I should start learning the further maths content for STEP II and III.
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I have learned most of the A-level content just as a result of being interested in maths. For, example, I have learned about integration by parts and substitution from the internet because I found it interesting, not specifically so that I can do STEP or anything. I guess I should start reading ahead in the textbook as specific preparation for STEP - particularly, I should start learning the further maths content for STEP II and III.
What I do is that I go to year 13 maths lessons during my free time. Perhaps you could do that aswell if you want to learn other concepts in a classroom environment.
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That's a really good idea, actually. I'll see if I can.
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What I do is that I go to year 13 maths lessons during my free time. Perhaps you could do that aswell if you want to learn other concepts in a classroom environment.
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That's a really good idea, actually. I'll see if I can.
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