STEP Maths Presents our:
Cambridge STEP Maths Preparation Courses 2017
The Sixth Term Examination Papers.

A paper of very challenging, in-depth and unstructured Maths problems, testing the application of A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, in undergraduate style.

You’ll have to change the way you approach Maths problems; STEP REALLY tests your understanding.

For Maths at Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial, UCL, Bath, Loughborough…and others!

Download our FREE STEP/MAT/AEA Guidebook, which 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?


Timeline of STEP Maths Preparation Courses offered throughout the year

STEP Maths has the most comprehensive set of STEP Courses on offer to give you the most support on this journey to sitting the hardest Maths exams you’ll have sat to date! Each course builds on the previous.

  • STEP Summer School (STEP 1/2/3)

    STEP Summer School  (STEP 1/2/3)

    If you’re planning to sit any STEP Paper next year, early preparation is absolutely vital. This course introduces you to a new way of thinking. From necessary and sufficient conditions, if and only if statements, proof by contradiction, counter example and exhaustion. We learn to deal with problems by splitting..Read More

  • October STEP Course (STEP 1/2/3)

    October STEP Course  (STEP 1/2/3)

    A ‘STEP’ up from the Maths Summer School, this course explores STEP questions on Graph Sketching, Single and Multi-Variable Polynomials, Advanced Trigonometry and Differentiation. A must for students sitting STEP. Topics chosen carefully to also boost Maths Interview Preparation and supplement MAT Preparation.

  • February STEP Course (STEP 1/2/3)

    February STEP Course (STEP 1/2/3)

    Now that you have your STEP offer, this course will leap into the realms of advanced integration, differential equations and vector geometry. Integration and Differential equations are two very frequently occurring topics, often found multiple times within the same paper, so having a good grip on them will hold you..Read More

  • Easter STEP 1/2 Course (STEP 1/2)

    Easter STEP 1/2 Course (STEP 1/2)

    Only need to take STEP 1 to meet your offer? Or decided to take STEP in year 12? This course is an ideal pre-exam booster, covering many commonly occuring topics such as series, sequences, geometry, integration and inequalities and so on. Also suitable for STEP 2 candidates.

  • Easter STEP 3 Course (STEP 3)

    Easter STEP 3 Course (STEP 3)

    If your offer contains a STEP 3 elements (or even if it doesn’t, since STEP 3 is probably the best preparation you could get for a Maths degree), our STEP 3 course builds upon all of our previous courses, but now adds on Further Maths material. We will explore STEP..Read More

  • STEP Mock Day (STEP 1/2/3)

    STEP Mock Day (STEP 1/2/3)

    Nerves and exam pressure are two of the biggest things that let students down when taking exams. This pressure is only amplified when so much rests on the exam, as is usually the case with STEP. Our STEP Mock Day affords you a chance to practise in exam conditions, and..Read More

Currently Bookable Courses for Students Taking STEP 1/2

Currently Bookable Courses for Students Taking STEP 2/3

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Topic Based Course Video Solutions

– You’ll get post-course access to online tutorials of STEP questions grouped by topic, mirroring our in-person courses (annual membership only)

Extra In-depth questions Arranged by Topic

– We have looked through hundreds of STEP Papers and picked the most relevant questions, so you can put into practise the techniques learnt in each course

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


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STEP In-Person courses

This February, we will be holding a 3-day STEP Preparation Course, which will look at STEP Questions on topics that you will have covered up until this point in the year. It’s the third in a series of five STEP Courses that we run throughout the year.

Happy students! Testimonials:
Read what our students have said about our STEP preparation courses and resources

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to others sitting STEP. The structure was very good and the support was really helpful. It was intensive which allowed me to immerse myself in the Maths we are doing. I have taken away some really important skills and ideas from the course that I can put into my own STEP practice such as the clever tricks and things to look out for. Also, meeting and working with other Mathematicians doing STEP is a really great experience and the tutors encourage us to collaborate and speak to the people around us.

Anusha A

The partner discussions and mini whiteboard sessions were fun and interesting as I engaged in other people’s methods for solving problems. The preparatory questions were cool too, I learnt many neat tricks from these and discovered how useful they could be, come the STEP Maths Exams. Tobias E

Just 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 Course in London
Our intensive Preparation Courses approach STEP questions in a structured and topical manner
*Special Discounts may be available for STEP Members
Full STEP Solutions to 5-years’ Papers
Video solutions which are clear, concise yet not lacking in necessary detail and reasoning
STEP Theory
Learn commonly occurring tricks and general theory to help you tackle questions with confidence
STEP Mock Paper

Do last year’s paper in timed conditions and get it marked and graded with full feedback by a STEP expert

9 questions to ask if you’re trying a STEP Mock

1. Why should I do a timed mock? A lot more goes into doing a STEP exam than just answering STEP questions. You have to consider question choice, timing, endurance, and presentation. All of these skills need to be practised just as much as actually answering STEP...

Do I need a STEP Preparation Timetable?

With less than 16 weeks until the STEP exams, how should you plan your preparation? This post will explore how and why you should create a STEP Preparation Timetable. So far, you’ve probably been looking at the Siklos Booklets, or the STEP Correspondence Assignments....

My First Term…and why Warwick asks for STEP Maths!

Maths at Warwick and how preparing for STEP has helped!! If you are considering Maths at university then you probably already know this, but I’m going to say it anyway: Maths is not an easy degree. It is a lot of work, you might spend some of time feeling...

Advice for Preparing for STEP from Current Cambridge Mathmos!

Manjari We first met Manjari at a Cambridge open day! (Let us know if you’re coming to one by emailing us at: After receiving her Cambridge offer, Manjari joined us all the way from Leeds. Braving a journey starting at 5am Manjari attended both...

Top Tips for revising for the STEP Papers

STEP is undoubtedly one of the hardest maths exams sat by 17- and 18-year-olds. To even consider sitting STEP, you need to be both motivated and committed. There is quite a jump from A Level to STEP that can be a bit of a shock if you’re not expecting it...

Robbie Talks about the Easter STEP III Preparation Course he attended…

STEP III is undoubtedly the most daunting of all the Sixth Form exams – particularly so when it seems like you’ve been thrown into the deep end with no idea what you need to do or how to start preparing for it. I myself come from a small, rural school...

STEP Maths Tuition by excellent tutors – Nicole’s experience of a STEP Maths Summer School

Well pitched STEP Maths Tuition by incredible tutors - a great combination. I attended the STEP Maths Course this summer after finishing my Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and History AS levels. I was amazed at the broad array of topics we...

What are the differences between STEP I, STEP II and STEP III?

Why are there three STEP Papers I hear you ask? The STEP Papers (Sixth Term Examination Papers) had the original purpose of being entrance tests for Cambridge University Maths Courses. A-levels just weren’t hard enough to give a good enough indication of...

Oxford MAT exam 2015 – how hard did you find it?

How did you find the Oxford MAT paper 2015? Attempting it ourselves, we felt that the 2015 Oxford MAT exam was significantly more difficult than past papers, indicating that Oxford wants to see how students think on their feet. The types of...