Mathematics — Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change.
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It says "undergraduate", but I doubt if such an exam were given in America before letting people take calculus or linear algebra, if anyone would be allowed to take them i. Or is the educational system set up differently in England?? In Britain, a university gives an offer to students based on the attaining particular grades in their A Levels before the exams are taken.
However, Cambridge do not feel that mathematics A Levels differentiate between those of high mathematical ability enough, so they introduced STEP. Some elements of calculus and linear algebra are included in Further Mathematics A-Level courses.
Hope this clarifies what STEP's about.
The problem is, I don't know how England is set up. Here, "undergraduate" begins at precalculus class, and the exam I saw for "entrance" to these "undergraduate" classes is one which very few American students would pass after taking even calculus and linear algebra.
So, I'm trying to figure out where on the educational ladder this is given. I have no idea what "A Levels" are, what material this covers, or how old students are when they take A Levels. Is this just for entry into advanced math programs, e.
Certainly, they don't give these exams to everyone who wants to take calculus. The article doesn't make it clear. The first paragraph, it could be construed as saying that the test is designed by one college, but used at all of them?
This is further confused by the fact that it seems this one college has multiple campuses. Basically, education in the UK is compulsory from 5 to At the age of 16, exams called GCSEs are taken, typically in about 10 subjects. After this, students choose to leave school or continue into further educationat a further education college quite different from the colleges of Oxbridge or a sixth form.
Further education lasts 2 years and usually involves preparing for A Levels exams in 3 to 4 subjects, upon which university entrance requirements are based.
So, at 18, students will be ready to leave education, or continue on to university, to study a bacherlor's or master's degree.
The Cambridge University article should help explain their collegiate system to you. I have a feeling that our education system is generally less modular than that of the US.
We don't do calculus or linear algebra as specific individual classes, they are taught as part of a course labelled Mathematics or Further Mathematics. And STEP papers are quite, quite hard.
Bear in mind that you only have to answer a few questions well the preamble to the paper suggest four to get the top grade. I doubt I'd get two out, but there's a reason why I'm going to be doing Physics at university!
It sounds like A Levels are a bit more demanding than high school here which is almost awarded for attendance alone. And STEP does sound like a weeding out process for a single university, then, which makes more sense.
Here, there really are no formal requirements for ANY major, you can just jump into it headfirst out of high school you may only last a year or so, but you can try anything. The English system sounds like it makes people decide much earlier what they want to do.
The first choice is given at age 14, when you select GCSEs. At my school, English, Maths and Science were compulsory each worth two GCSEswe had to choose one language, one creative course design, technology, music, art, drama etc.
Most schools here are probably similar. At 16, if we choose to stay in education, we round down to any subjects we like for 1 year, which we call AS-Levels, and then drop one of those for another year to gain A-Levels or A2-Levels, as they are now technically called.
Then after this you choose just one subject to study at University level although it's often possible to do external modules from other subjects, especially in the sciences. Having achived an undergraduate degree Batchelors or Mastersone can go on to study a postgradute Masters or a Doctorate.
People take between one to three awards in science. They also typically take 4 other subjects if they are taking "single science", or 3 others if they are taking "double" or "seperate" sciences.
I suspect small secondary schools still have stricter selections. The ability to drop languages at 14 alarms me, as does the ability to take soft subjects like "Business Studies" or "Economics" at that age.Online homework and grading tools for instructors and students that reinforce student learning through practice and instant feedback.
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