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STEP Maths Presents our:

‘Oxford MAT’ Preparation Courses

MAT. A deceptively tricky Maths exam, where speed, accuracy and practised insight are key.

For Maths or CompSci at Oxford or Imperial.

It’s never short of surprises. So after covering all of the MAT material you can get your hands on, exposure to ANY other hard Maths problems will enhance your preparation. This includes STEP, Maths Challenges and the BMO.

Our FREE  STEP/MAT/AEA Guidebook answers questions such as:

  • What is STEP Maths?
  • Which university courses require STEP Maths?
  • Why do universities ask for STEP Maths and AEA Maths papers?
  • How difficult are the STEP Maths papers?
  • What is the the format of the STEP Maths papers?
  • When should I start preparing for STEP Maths?
  • What are the STEP Maths exam conditions?
  • How are the STEP Maths papers marked?
  • How are the STEP results used?
  • What is the AEA paper?
  • How are grades awarded in the AEA paper?
  • What is the Oxford MAT Paper?
  • Which universities ask for MAT exam?
  • What format does the Oxford MAT  exam take?
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MAT Online Membership Area

 

A huge, comprehensive bank of online resources created by expert tutors to get you fully prepared to take the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT).
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Free Trial

– Free 24-hour trial so you can check that the explanations and materials resonate with you, before you get access to the full resource library

Comprehensive Resource

– The most comprehensive bank of MAT resources available for your preparation

Topic Tutorials

– Watch Tutorials on key subject areas such as Graph Sketching for MAT

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Extra Questions

– Get access to extra, original MAT-style questions arranged by topic, to gain mastery of commonly occuring techniques

Full Video Solutions

– Get Full Video solutions to every single past paper question, including the CompSci questions.

Carefully crafted explanations

– All solutions planned to simplify the most complicated and intricate parts, so you REALLY understand each question

Self-paced

– Work at your own pace; skip questions you find easy and rewatch those that you’re finding harder to understand

Early Bird Discounts

-Get access for as long as you want, and start as early as you want – our early bird pricing rewards students who start preparing early, maximising their changes of success

MAT In-person courses

This year, we held a 3 day STEP and MAT Summer School in July.

We will also be holding a *-day course in the October half term, which will go through techniques useful for STEP and MAT questions as well as provide the opoprtunity to sit a timed mock paper.

Currently Bookable MAT Courses

Sat 16th October 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 1pm

Pricing: £125 before 5th October. £169 thereafter.

  • Share your most challenging questions with us to receive personalised help after the mock (2016 Paper)
  • Discuss your difficulties and hang-ups with our tutors one-to-one.
  • Challenge yourself to complete a full mock paper.
  • Receive full marking and grading of your mock exam.

  • Leave with full video solutions to all of the 2016 Papers.
Further Information

As with any other exam, sitting a mock in your MAT paper in realistic, timed, exam conditions will help you to judge how well prepared you are for the real thing.

Nerves and the pressure of an examination situation are two of the biggest factors that let students down. So practising under realistic conditions is always a good idea.

AT STEP Maths, we have schedule our Mock Day for a week before half term, and papers will be returned within a week, so that you can review your performance and detailed feedback over half term.

If you aren’t able to make it to London, we can make provisions for you to scan the paper and send it to us in advance, so that we can mark it with the others and return it back to you before our Long Questions Course.

In addition to the mock, there will be the opportunity for you to have a 1-1 session with a tutor after the mock, should you have any specific questions which have cropped up during your preparation.

NB. Strictly Limited Spaces.

Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

Tues 24th October 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 4:30pm

Pricing: £149 before 5th October. £169 thereafter.

  • Sketch and analyse bizarre new functions, or construct them yourself
  • Handle polynomials of any order
  • Master intricate rule-following questions
  • Learn to adjust every parameter and anticipate the consequences
  • Count and classify new abstract objects, possible and impossible
    Further Information

    Following up our popular course on the rapid-fire short maths questions from MAT papers, we present a similar course targeted at the longer questions in the MAT.

    We know at this point in your preparation, you will probably have tackled the majority of the past papers, so this course will cover original questions that we have made up. We will cover a few, extra-long questions in detail, really getting to the heart of the Mathematics contained within them.

    In MAT in particular, the long questions are unlike anything you will see at A-level and will require practice at logical reasoning, understanding abstract definitions, and writing clear and incisive proofs. These are all skills highly prized by universities and should prove useful beyond these entrance exams, including at interview and in preparing for your career as an undergraduate.

    Working with partners, you will learn by practice how to approach abstract questions and present your thinking in a way that others can understand, while our tutors will present model solutions detailing how the examiners hope for their best candidates to think and write.

    Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

    Tues 24th – Fri 27th October 2017

    Marylebone, London*
    10am – 4:30pm (Tuesday)
    10am – 4pm (Weds to Friday)

    Pricing: £367 before 5th October. £475 thereafter.

    • Sketch and analyse bizarre new functions, or construct them yourself
    • Handle polynomials of any order and master intricate rule-following questions
    • Learn to adjust every parameter and anticipate the consequences
    • Count and classify new abstract objects, possible and impossible

    • Use relevant STEP Questions to deepen your understanding of polynomials and multivariate functions
    • Master graph sketching through the use of problem style questions from multiple sources including STEP
    • Gain greater fluency with advanced trig identities and problem solving with the chain, product and quotient rules.
      Further Information

      Following up our popular course on the rapid-fire short maths questions from MAT and PAT papers, we present a similar course targeted at the longer questions in the MAT.

      In MAT in particular, the long questions are unlike anything you will see at A-level and will require practice at logical reasoning, understanding abstract definitions, and writing clear and incisive proofs. These are all skills highly prized by universities and should prove useful beyond these entrance exams, including at interview and in preparing for your career as an undergraduate.

      Working with partners, you will learn by practice how to approach abstract questions and present your thinking in a way that others can understand, while our tutors will present model solutions detailing how the examiners hope for their best candidates to think and write.

      In addition, this MAT Extended Course will examine a variety of Maths problems, focusing on challenging but relevant questions from STEP Papers, exposing students to a variety of different problems and styles of Maths questions, particularly relevant when we consider the 2015 MAT Paper.

      Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

      Sat 25th November 2017

      Marylebone, London*
      10am – 5:00pm

      Pricing: £199 before 5th October. £259 thereafter.

      • Get a 30 min Mock Interview resembling an Oxford Interview or Cambridge Interview
      • Observe the interviews that other students get – allowing you to learn and benefit SO much more!
      • Come away with access to Maths Interview Questions you most likely won’t have seen before
      • Get used to being in a high pressure interview situation with all eyes on you
      • Receive feedback so you can totally ace your real interview

      Strictly Limited Spaces.

      Please note, the Maths Interview Day is non-refundable.

      Further Information

      We will begin the day with an interview skills session. This will include a chance to have your personal statement scrutinised and an opportunity to practice answering questions about it. You will gain confidence and practice with Oxbridge Maths Interview Questions and Answers, and you will be shown how to communicate your answers so that you are able to demonstrate your passion and potential in Mathematics or Computer Science.

      You will then get a 30 min interview, under pressure. But instead of receiving just one practice interview, you will get the opportunity to sit in on and observe every other student being interviewed to and get 10x the benefit, as each student will receive completely different questions to you.

      As Maths is one of the only subjects where your written work is arguably as important (if not more important) than your verbal answers, we have a unique setup whereby the interviewee will be able to write his or her solutions, and the other students will be able to see what is being written, without the interviewee feeling unnecessarily intimidated.

      You can analyse how you would have answered particular questions and compare your method to how others answer. You can attempt the questions yourself too, and you will be given access to a whole host of new, interview questions, written by expert tutors from STEP Maths. As you’ll all have shared the same experience, you’ll be able to discuss questions together afterwards too.

      Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

      Take advantage of our Multibuy Discounts

      Mat Extended Course + MAT Mock

      £459 before October 5th

      £529 thereafter

      MAT Full Bundle

      (Mat Mock + MAT Extended Course + Maths Interview)

      £619 before October 5th

      £729 thereafter

      Happy students! Testimonials:

      Read what our students have said about our MAT preparation courses and resources

       

       

      We always started each question or topic by addressing the basic things we needed to know. This really helped my understanding and I learnt a lot of new things that I had not previously known.

      Kauser M

      The STEP questions in the MAT Extended course made the MAT seem less frightening and I learnt some new methods that are more advanced (e.g. Trig addition formulas etc.) that may help to make mat questions easier.

      April W

      I found going through the functions questions very useful as I had not seen anything similar before. The teaching style works well because there is a lot of interaction between the staff and pupils.
      Emma B

      Great teaching, good variety of questions. Very helpful teachers and assistants.
      Josh M

      Some of the schools our students have come from:

      King Edward VI Grammar School

      James Allen's Girls School

      Haberdashers Aske's Girls' School

      Godolphin and Latymer

      Birkenhead School

      Queen Elizabeth's School (QE Boys)

      QEH Bristol

      Parmiter's School

      Northwood College

      Mill Hill County High School

      King Edward's School

      The Holt School

      Taunton School

      St. Paul's Girls' School

      St. Mary's Ascot

      St. Helen's Northwood

      St. Bartholomew's School

      North London Collegiate School

      Withington Girls' School

      Varndean College

      Uxbridge College

      Uppingham School

      Tiffin Boys' School

      In-Person Courses in London

      Our intensive Preparation Courses provide exposure to and explanations of tricks to solve MAT/STEP questions

      *Special Discounts may be available for MAT Members

      MAT Past Paper Solution Videos*

      Every single question of every past paper has been carefully broken down and explained in video format

      *part of Online MAT Membership Area

      Extra MAT-style questions by topic*

      We’ve designed a series of questions by topic to get your head around common techniques

      *part of Online MAT Membership Area

      Opportunity to sit MAT Mock

      There is just no substitute to doing a mock paper and seeing how you fare in timed conditions

      *Special Discounts may be available for MAT Members

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