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welcome to the 2021 thread.
Planning to start prep earlier as we have lots of time to prepare
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I have a plan for the majority of 2021. It was my plan for the majority of 2020 then **** happened.... (yes, by ****, I mean Coronavirus)
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Hi,
I am currently doing EDEXCEL A-Level Maths and Further Maths. In order to attempt STEP 2 and 3 problems, what modules do I need to learn from the Edexcel Further Maths Modules?
Do I need to do the Further Pure modules for the pure questions? I do physics so I can do pretty much all of Mechanics (SHM/CIrcular Motion/Momentum). Do I need to do both Further Stats modules to learn Statistics for STEP 2 and 3 Statistics questions?
I am aware there is a specification but its very long and Ill have to cross check with each module and it will take me tooo much time, if anyone here who is familiar with the Edexcel spec please reply and suggest me what books from Further maths I need to do to attempt step 2 and 3 questions.

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Hi!

I work on the STEP support programme (maths.org/step). This moment is a great time to start looking at the foundation modules (https://maths.org/step/assignments), and you might also want to start working through Stephen's book (https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1050 - free pdf download).

Zacken has a brilliant post at the start of the STEP 2020 prep thread (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6113252).

Good luck everyone - and please feel free to ask me any questions.
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(Original post by WassupLadz)
Hi,
I am currently doing EDEXCEL A-Level Maths and Further Maths. In order to attempt STEP 2 and 3 problems, what modules do I need to learn from the Edexcel Further Maths Modules?
Do I need to do the Further Pure modules for the pure questions? I do physics so I can do pretty much all of Mechanics (SHM/CIrcular Motion/Momentum). Do I need to do both Further Stats modules to learn Statistics for STEP 2 and 3 Statistics questions?
I am aware there is a specification but its very long and Ill have to cross check with each module and it will take me tooo much time, if anyone here who is familiar with the Edexcel spec please reply and suggest me what books from Further maths I need to do to attempt step 2 and 3 questions.

Thanks
I don't know Edexcel well. With the STEP specs everything that is NOT in bold italics must be covered in the A-level Maths specs (for STEP 1) and the A-level Further Maths specs (for STEP 2 and 3). This is the DfE prescribed content. So you only need to check the bold and italic bits of the spec (some of which for STEP2/3 might be in Edexcel's compulsory modules anyway).
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As a test taker for STEP 2 this year and seeing the general trend of increasing difficulty... Good luck guys. Question selection is very important
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welcome to the 2021 thread.
Planning to start prep earlier as we have lots of time to prepare
You might want to replace this with the standard more detailed intro post.

Also can the title be put in title case?
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Hey sorry, I just looked through my notifications and saw this thread. I actually created the traditional one with the detailed OP here if people would prefer to use that one: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...8#post89402938
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Does anyone know if higher maths (SQA) is enough to start doing step 1 questions? Because I've been attempting to do them and a lot of the time they require advanced higher maths level knowledge. I want to start practising step 1 but I can't because I've barely done the advanced higher course.
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Does anyone know if higher maths (SQA) is enough to start doing step 1 questions? Because I've been attempting to do them and a lot of the time they require advanced higher maths level knowledge. I want to start practising step 1 but I can't because I've barely done the advanced higher course.
You can find the STEP specifications here: https://www.admissionstesting.org/fo...ep/about-step/

Some useful notes for the Specs can be found here: https://maths.org/step/specification...cation-support

I would recommend that you start working through the STEP support programme foundation modules, the first 10 are here: https://maths.org/step/assignments These will introduce and explain some of the topics as you work through them.
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You can find the STEP specifications here: https://www.admissionstesting.org/fo...ep/about-step/

Some useful notes for the Specs can be found here: https://maths.org/step/specification...cation-support

I would recommend that you start working through the STEP support programme foundation modules, the first 10 are here: https://maths.org/step/assignments These will introduce and explain some of the topics as you work through the
Yeah I've seen the site but it doesnt indicate that highers are enough for step 1 questions? I've also been doing the foundation modules and they go into things like sigma notation which I haven't learnt yet and it's advanced higher stuff.
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Yeah I've seen the site but it doesnt indicate that highers are enough for step 1 questions? I've also been doing the foundation modules and they go into things like sigma notation which I haven't learnt yet and it's advanced higher stuff.
We haven't mapped the STEP specs against highers or advanced higher I'm afraid! Most notation should be explained as you go along (when sigma notation is introduced in assignment 3 there is an example in blue to show what it means).
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(Original post by WassupLadz)
Hi,
I am currently doing EDEXCEL A-Level Maths and Further Maths. In order to attempt STEP 2 and 3 problems, what modules do I need to learn from the Edexcel Further Maths Modules?
Do I need to do the Further Pure modules for the pure questions? I do physics so I can do pretty much all of Mechanics (SHM/CIrcular Motion/Momentum). Do I need to do both Further Stats modules to learn Statistics for STEP 2 and 3 Statistics questions?
I am aware there is a specification but its very long and Ill have to cross check with each module and it will take me tooo much time, if anyone here who is familiar with the Edexcel spec please reply and suggest me what books from Further maths I need to do to attempt step 2 and 3 questions.

Thanks
for doing step 3 and 2, there are 12 questions(only 6 need to be done)assuming u know about the format of the paper, in Edexcel, I recommend u do FP1 and FP2 as they carry the most marks, but this will limit the number of question choices to 9, OR You could do FS1 and FS2 and important bits form FP1 AND 2, that will give you a lot more chooses.

I am doing all 8 modules, cause D1 is recommended at my school, D2 is beneficially in term of knowledge for my course, FM1 and FM2 is to ensure I get A*s in further maths as I find them really easy, and FS1 AND FS2 is for step 3 and FP1 and 2 are also for step 3
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