If you are taking any of the STEP papers, or even if you simply want to improve your problem-solving ability in preparation for your university career, our courses will provide you with a unique opportunity to practise and analyse STEP questions with support from other students and professional tutors.
It is foundational to our approach that, no matter how forbidding the papers may first look, and how disparate the questions, there are common themes and broadly-useful techniques that can be taught and repeatedly applied to them.
Given that STEP questions to some extent reflect the expectations of university-level mathematics, exposure to the concepts and examples we teach also amounts to useful preparation for first-year undergraduate mathematics.
We look to provide insights above and beyond those you would gain from simply working through the questions alone – while you will always be allowed time to tackle questions or parts of questions by yourself, we will provide support at every step and fully explain a solution to each question, or perhaps several solutions and their different merits.
You will learn how to know what a question expects of you, what the different available techniques are, and what common pitfalls to avoid. We further establish a special focus on each area of the A-level syllabus as year-13 students first cover it, with the spotlight currently being on trigonometry and differentiation.