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Welcome to The Oxbridge Formula! What do we provide to help you with your admissions test?

Why trust The Oxbridge Formula with your admissions test preparation?

This is all we do!

Our tutors are a friendly group of qualified teachers, PhD students and 1st Class Oxbridge Graduates. All chosen carefully by The Oxbridge Formula for their ability to explain tricky topics simply.

This is all we do. We totally specialise in Mathematics, Physics, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking so you know that you’ll be receiving tuition of the highest standard, which has been thoroughly quality checked.

Wherever you are!

Our in-person courses in London are complemented by an almost encyclopedic bank of online resources in video format.

To the best of our knowledge we at The Oxbridge Formula have the most thorough bank of online tutorials for admissions tests out there.


Listen to our students, not us!

Course after course, we receive glowing feedback from our students.

We have also implemented suggestions from many of our students, and our courses are continually growing and evolving to meet your needs.

Read more on our testimonials and success stories pages.

Which tests might you have to take?


STEP Maths (STEP I, II and III)

Sixth Term Examination Papers

Applying for: Maths (sometimes Computer Science)

Contains: Maths

Universities: Cambridge, Warwick, Bath, UCL, Imperial, Bristol, Loughborough and other universities



Mathematics Admissions Test

Applying for: Maths, Maths & Philosophy/Computer Science, Computer Science

Contains: Maths, Logic

Universities: Oxford, Imperial, reduced offer at Warwick



Test of Mathematics for University Admission

*Called CTMUA for Cambridge

Applying for: Maths, Computer Science

Contains: Maths, Logic

Universities: Cambridge (Computer Science); Durham, Warwick, and other universities for reduced Maths offers (others: LSE, Lancaster, Sheffield)



Physics Aptitude Test

Applying for: Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Engineering, Materials Science

Contains: Maths, Physics

Universities: Oxford



Engineering Admissions Assessment

Applying for: Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Contains: Maths, Physics

Universities: Cambridge



Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment

Applying for: Natural Sciences, Veterinary Science

Contains: Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Universities: Cambridge



Computer Science Admissions Test Applying for: Computer Science and Joint Courses

Contains: Maths

Universities: Cambridge (not being used for 2020 entry – see TMUA)



Psychological & Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment

Applying for: Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Contains: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Maths, Biology

Universities: Cambridge



Economics Admissions Assessment Applying for: Economics

Contains: Problem Solving, Maths

Universities: Cambridge



Thinking Skills Assessment

Applying for: Land Econ, PPE, Econ & Management, + Linguistics, Politics, Philosophy Courses 

Contains: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving

Universities: Cambridge, Oxford, UCL



Geography Admissions Assessment

Applying for: Geography

Contains: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving

Universities: Cambridge



Biomedical Admissions Test

Applying for: Medicine, Dentistry

Contains: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Universities: Multiple

Over 900 students to date

Furthest a student has travelled in km to attend a STEP Maths Course

94% 4*/5* Reviews

Average STEP Mock grade difference between students who did and didn't attend our courses

What does STEPMaths provide?

In-Person Courses

  • Our in-person courses take place in London and exact venue details are provided on registration.
  • We maintain a ratio of 1 teacher for every 8/9 students
  • Our courses are run by subject experts
  • We make use of the latest in pedagogical research and cognitive neuroscience to ensure you get the most out of our sessions
  • Year-on-year, our courses sell out, so do book early if you are interested in attending.
  • Once you have booked, all course information can be found in your account (

Online Video Courses & Subscriptions

  • Account – when you subscribe you’ll create an account on our website where you’ll be able to access the video tutorials
  • All of our subscriptions come with a free trial (except just before the exam)
  • Early Bird Pricing – the earlier you subscribe, the lower your subscription cost
  • Platinum Online Bundles – give you access to pre-recorded versions of any in-person courses we have run as well as everything in our monthly subscriptions. (Best Value)

Hybrid Courses (Online and In-Person)

  • Every so often, we will have packages which allow you sign up to both in-person and online courses together.
  • These are very good value for money
  • Highly recommended for those who want to maximse their chances of success at admissions tests
  • Get help from a real teacher during the courses
  • Work independently throughout the year with a tutor on your device, in the form of our video tutorials

 Why are the admissions tests so difficult?

Deeper level of thinking

STEP, MAT, PAT, ENGAA, NSAA and TMUA all provide a level of challenge beyond the requirements of A-level. The questions are very unpredictable and you have to apply concepts you know to very unfamiliar situations.

Lack of structure

STEP, MAT and PAT questions are unstructured and unscaffolded – it isn’t always obvious how to proceed with a question. For Maths, there is a large emphasis on proof, which is not covered much at A-level but forms the basis of a Maths degree.

Logic and proof

You need to use logical statements to construct a clear and concise argument to gain top marks in the STEP Maths paper and TMUA.

 What do we do at STEPMaths to make your life easier?

Affordable and structured

STEPMaths offers affordable courses that provide a systematic, thorough and topic by topic introduction to STEP, MAT, PAT and ENGAA style questions. As STEPMaths’ courses are held over multiple days, you will be immersed in thinking, discussing and presenting mathematically, which schools can’t always offer.

Time-saving tips

Time-pressure is what makes many tests such as the BMAT and TSA so difficult. You will learn many tricks and shortcuts to be able to see through problems and get to the heart of what the question is asking. You will be able to ask questions and receive feedback from our extremely knowledgeable and experienced STEPMaths Tutors.

2 brains are better than 1

The discussion and group work elements of STEPMaths courses provide educational advantages that tutoring alone cannot offer.

Typical Course Day Structure

Although each course is slightly different, here is the typical course structure. Exact details will be provided upon registration.


10am - 1pm

Introductions, Learning and Workshops

1pm - 2pm

Lunch (not provided)

2pm - 4pm

Afternoon Learning and Workshops