QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Aug 14 2008, 06:28 PM)
QUOTE(ben_walker446 @ Aug 14 2008, 06:21 PM)
5A's is fantastic! Shame about the STEP. My friend also got 5A's but didn't get the STEP grades....it really does seem silly that you can get AAAAAaa with most modules in maths being the high 90% and still not get in...
Thanks for your comments, Ben. Where will your friend be going?
I think there's far too big a gap between the end of Further Maths and the standard expected for STEP. Unless you're coached properly for it, only the very best get there - which is the idea! After all, it's the best Maths course in the country.
Sorry your own AS results weren't better, but at least it looks as if you didn't have to leave home after all!!
Better luck with the resits.
He'll be off to Warwick
Even if he did get in he was thinking about not going as he didn't think he would manage there, but he's happy to be going warwick as it won't be AS pressurised etc...
In regards to the big gap I agree! Especially as some people who do STEP II and III would have done FP1-3/4 as part as there Further maths, whereas other will have only done FP1 and 2 and more stats and mechanics...but not enough of either to be competent to tackle a mechanics or stats question.