‘Cambridge CSAT’ Preparation Courses
The Computer Science Admissions Test.
A closely guarded AtInterview, NonCalculator Maths Paper.
Only 3 Sample Papers Exist. Cambridge recommends MAT and STEP as useful Preparation Resources.
For Cambridge Computer Science Courses.
Download FREE Sample Materials and specification for the CSAT Computer Science Admissions Test
Cambridge University introduced the CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test) as an AtInterview 100 minute written Maths Test. (Section A answer 5 out of 8 questions; Section B – answer 5 out of 12 questions (harder and worth more marks))
As a new test, there is little information available, so download the specification & sample materials to find out:
 What is CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test)?
 Which Cambridge courses require CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test)?
 Why does Cambridge ask for CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test)?
 How difficult is the CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test)?
 What is the format of the CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test) papers and what are the exam conditions?
 How should I start preparing for CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test)?
Timeline of CSAT Preparation Courses offered throughout the year
STEP Maths has designed a series of courses based on material recommended for CSAT preparation by Cambridge University.
Currently Bookable Courses for Students Taking CSAT
Maths Admissions Summer School
23rd  25th July 2018 Ideal for you if you expect to have to take CSAT this autumn and want to gain confidence with Maths Problem Solving questions on integers, inequalities, and proof/logic from STEP / MAT papers.
 Includes:
 1) Maths Admissions Summer School
 2) Maths Short Questions Course
 Total Value: £359
 Save up to £100!
 Equivalent cost: from £17.27 per hour
Maths Short Questions Preparation Course
26th July 2018 Ideal for you if you expect to have to take CSAT this autumn and want to gain confidence with short Maths Questions, as found on MAT papers (a recommended resource for CSAT).
 Includes:
 1) Maths Admissions Summer School
 2) Maths Short Questions Course
 Total Value: £169
 Save up to £20!
 Equivalent cost: from £27.09 per hour
CSAT Summer Bundle (Two Courses)
23rd  26th July 2018 Ideal for you if you expect to have to take CSAT this autumn and want to gain confidence with both shorter and longer Maths Problem Solving questions from STEP and MAT, both recommended sources of preparation.
 Includes:
 1) Maths Admissions Summer School
 2) Maths Short Questions Course
 Total Value: £528
 Save up to £169!
 Equivalent cost: from £17.51 per hour
Currently Bookable Preparation Courses if you’re sitting the CSAT
October STEP Maths Course (includes MAT content too)
Wed 25th – Fri 27th October 2017
Marylebone, London*
10am – 4:00pm
Pricing: £259 before 5th October. £359 thereafter.
This course is accessible to anyone who has studied C1 to C3 and is useful preparation for any STEP paper, the MAT Paper and Maths Interviews.
Special focus on each area of the Alevel syllabus
We proceed through the syllabus as year13 students first cover it. In this course, the spotlight is on graph sketching, trigonometry and differentiation – all topics that occur frequently at interview too. This course is therefore excellent interview preparation.
 Graph sketching, including sketching complicated composite functions
 Advanced trigonometric identities
 Differentiation, including the chain, product, and quotient rules
 Polynomials and their properties, including multivariable polynomials
Further Information
No matter how forbidding STEP papers may first look, there are common themes and broadlyuseful techniques that can be taught and repeatedly applied to them. We want to help you develop key, fundamental skills useful for answering any STEP Question.
STEP questions reflect the expectations of universitylevel mathematics
Therefore, exposure to the concepts and examples we teach also amounts to useful preparation for admissions interviews and for firstyear undergraduate mathematics.
Insights beyond those you would gain working through the questions alone
Our tutors 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.
Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.
Maths Interview Preparation Course
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
 Will be Maths based and will broadly emulate the Maths section of a Computer Science Interview. (But won’t contain any Computer Science theory).
 Strictly Limited Spaces.
Please note, the Maths Interview Day is nonrefundable.
Further Information
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
CompSci Maths Interview Bundle
(October STEP Course + Maths Interview Preparation)
£399 before October 5th
£499 thereafter
(only 5 spaces remaining)
Example Video
Free Trial
Comprehensive Resource
Maths Warmup Questions
Computer Science Section of MAT
Full Video Solutions
Carefully crafted explanations
Selfpaced
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 chances of success
Early Bird Option Pricing for Online CSAT Subscription:
Start your subscription before 7th July
for £45/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)
Start your subscription before 7th August
for £50/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)
Start your subscription before 7th September
for £55/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)
Platinum CSAT Online Bundle
Includes everything from subscription plus online versions of our inperson CSAT Courses (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)
Total value £578
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As is recommended by the Computer Science Faculty at Cambridge, the MAT and STEP are excellent resources for CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test) Preparation.
In July, we have a 3day Maths Admissions Summer School (including STEP and MAT content) and a Maths Short Questions Course, which are fantastic preparation for the CSAT.
In our online subscription, we have STEP, MAT and CSAT Sample Paper questions explained in detailed yet concise videos.
Great teaching, good variety of questions. Very helpful teachers and assistants.

Some of the schools our students have come from:
A large bank of extra questions, carefully broken down and explained in video format
*part of Online CSAT Subscription Area
Extremely Comprehensive Past Paper Solution Videos to MAT and STEP Papers, so that you can attempt the Q and then see exemplary solutions with full justifications
*part of Online CSAT Subscription Area
The TMUA (Test of Mathematics for university admissions) is another excellent source of relevant questions. We provide worked solution videos and an extra set of Mock Papers.
*part of Online CSAT Subscription Area