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What are the differences between step1 , 2 and 3 exams for maths in Cambridge?
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STEP 1 is based on A Level Mathematics. The paper has 11 questions across two sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, and the second contains 3 questions, at least one of which will be on mechanics, at least one of which will be on probability/statistics, and a third either on mechanics or probability/statistics.

STEP 2 is based on A Level Mathematics and AS Level Further Mathematics. The paper has 12 questions across three sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, the second contains 2 mechanics questions, and the third contains 2 probability/statistics questions.

STEP 3 is based on A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. The paper has 12 questions across three sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, the second contains 2 mechanics questions, and the third contains 2 probability/statistics questi
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to add on to the above, STEP I are generally supposed to be easier than II/III, which are both meant to be of around the same difficulty. A Cambridge maths offer will ask you to take STEP II/III and either get 1s in both, or 1 in either of them. (the latter is a contextual offer given by some colleges) A lot of people take STEP I anyway.

It usually works out that STEP III is the hardest on avg, but this year STEP II had low grade boundaries comparable to the hardest STEP III papers.
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(Original post by jamiet0185)
STEP 1 is based on A Level Mathematics. The paper has 11 questions across two sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, and the second contains 3 questions, at least one of which will be on mechanics, at least one of which will be on probability/statistics, and a third either on mechanics or probability/statistics.

STEP 2 is based on A Level Mathematics and AS Level Further Mathematics. The paper has 12 questions across three sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, the second contains 2 mechanics questions, and the third contains 2 probability/statistics questions.

STEP 3 is based on A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. The paper has 12 questions across three sections: the first contains 8 pure questions, the second contains 2 mechanics questions, and the third contains 2 probability/statistics questi
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to add on to the above, STEP I are generally supposed to be easier than II/III, which are both meant to be of around the same difficulty. A Cambridge maths offer will ask you to take STEP II/III and either get 1s in both, or 1 in either of them. (the latter is a contextual offer given by some colleges) A lot of people take STEP I anyway.

It usually works out that STEP III is the hardest on avg, but this year STEP II had low grade boundaries comparable to the hardest STEP III papers.
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