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STEPMaths Presents our:
‘Cambridge CSAT’ Preparation Courses
The Computer Science Admissions Test.

A closely guarded At-Interview, Non-Calculator Maths Paper.

Only 3 Sample Papers Exist. Cambridge recommends MAT and STEP as useful Preparation Resources.

For Cambridge Computer Science Courses.

Download FREE Guidebook and Sample Materials for the CSAT Computer Science Admissions Test 

Cambridge University introduced the CSAT (Computer Science Admissions Test) as an At-Interview 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)?

What does STEPMaths provide to help you with CSAT?

Timeline of CSAT Preparation Courses offered throughout the year

STEPMaths has designed a series of courses based on material recommended for CSAT preparation by Cambridge University.

    What makes our CSAT Courses unique?

    As opposed to just reading a CSAT solution, watching a tutor go through a solution step by step and discuss their intuition and how they knew what to do can be extremely beneficial, especially for a paper like CSAT where there are so few past resources available.

    At STEPMaths, our online resources include videos which cover techniques for answering all of the sample paper questions and our in-person courses will allow you to broaden your problem solving experience so that you aren’t fazed when you come across an unfamiliar problem.

    Currently Bookable Courses for Students Taking CSAT

    After our sell-out 2018 courses, STEPMaths present our 2019 offering:

     – Get early bird discount before 5pm 19th June

    After our sell-out summer courses, STEPMaths present our October offering:

    Want to be ultra-prepared for your interview?

    We’ve added Spectator Seats for our interview preparation days for Maths, Computer Science, and related subjects this November!

    CSAT Online Subscription Area

    A comprehensive set of explained video solutions for all three CSAT sample papers, plus the last 7 years of STEP I and the last 11 years of the MAT Paper – both officially recommended as excellent preparation for the CSAT exam

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    Free Trial

    – Free 24-hour trial so you can check that the explanations, materials and questions resonate with you and feel helpful.

    Comprehensive Resource

    – These are full solution videos of all CSAT sample paper questions and many years worth of STEP 1 Maths Papers and MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test papers) which you won’t find anywhere else.

    Maths Warmup Questions

    – Watch video tutorials on commonly occuring Maths topics, including our original warmup questions for several popular topics.

    Computer Science Section of MAT

    – We also have solution videos to the Computer Science Section of the MAT questions; excellent logic training for both the CSAT and Computer Science Interviews

    Full Video Solutions

    – Now available! Full video solutions to the CSAT Example Papers, with detailed explanations and justifications.

    Carefully crafted explanations

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


    – 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 chances of success

    Early Bird Option Pricing for CSAT Online Subscription:

    CSAT In-Person Preparation Courses
    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 3-day 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.

    Happy students! Testimonials:
    Read what our students have said about our CSAT 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

    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

    Withington Girls' School

    Varndean College

    Uxbridge College

    Uppingham School

    Tiffin Boys' School

    In-Person Courses in London
    Our intensive Preparation Courses cement key Maths theory needed for the CSAT
    CSAT Warmup Questions*

    A bank of extra questions on relevant topics, carefully broken down and explained in video format

    *part of CSAT Online Subscription Area

    Relevant MAT & STEP Solutions*

    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 CSAT Online Subscription Area

    TMUA Paper Solutions and Mocks*

    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 CSAT Online Subscription Area

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