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The Oxbridge Formula presents our:

Cambridge STEP Maths Preparation Courses 2021

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 Guidebook, which answers questions such as:

  • What is STEP Maths?
  • Which university courses require STEP Maths?
  • Why do universities ask for STEP Maths papers?
  • How difficult are the STEP Maths papers?
  • What is the format of the STEP Maths papers?
  • How has the format changed for the 2020 STEP papers?
  • What is in the 2020 STEP specification?
  • What are the 2020 STEP syllabus changes?
  • When should I start my STEP preparation?
  • What are the STEP Maths exam conditions?
  • How are the STEP Maths papers marked?
  • How are the STEP results used? 

University Maths Revision STEP Revision Course

What STEP support does The Oxbridge Formula provide to help you?

Timeline of STEP Preparation Courses offered throughout the year

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

  • 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 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 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. We explore necessary and sufficient conditions, if and only if statements, proof by contradiction, counter example and exhaustion. You will also learn to approach problems..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.

  • Maths/CS Interview Preparation Course

    Maths/CS Interview Preparation Course

What makes our STEP Courses special?

Unlike other courses you might find, we don’t waste time showing you the ins and outs of what studying Maths at university is like. We start on the understanding that you are already keen to study Maths and instead focus our STEP support on the best way to prepare, which is by practising a great breadth of suitably difficult Maths questions.

Our courses therefore provide a unique opportunity to familiarise yourself with the style, depth, and intricacies of STEP questions, giving you a head start over your competition.

Currently Bookable Year 12 STEP Courses


STEP Preparation Courses for Students Taking STEP 2/3 in 2022




250+ exclusive online video solutions for STEP 2 (350+ in STEP 2&3 package)

3-day intensive STEP 2 group course (11th – 13th April 2022)

3-day intensive STEP 3 group course (in the STEP 2&3 package, 14th – 16th April 2022)

Recording 3-day Summer & 3-day October STEP courses

Fortnightly STEP skills workshop following P.R.O.F. methodology, leading up to Easter course

BONUS: 2x exclusive pre-recorded video STEP courses

FAST ACTION BONUS (FIRST 10 STUDENTS): 2x fully marked mock papers

Total hours: 98 for STEP 2 (or 156 for STEP 2&3)


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PLUS: 10 hours of 1-1 STEP tuition

Total hours: 108 (or 166 for STEP 2&3)


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PLUS: 20 hours of 1-1 STEP tuition

Total hours: 233


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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!

STEP Online Subscription Area

Hundreds of full STEP questions, explained concisely in video format to help you understand the solutions, as well as WHY particular methods were chosen. Your ever-available Online STEP Tutor.

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Testimonial for STEP Online Subscription

Online STEP Subscription Features

Free Trial

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

Comprehensive STEP Support

- STEP I, II and III solutions from the last 9 years (the hardest STEP Papers)

Trick Tutorials

- Become familiar with common techniques to help you simplify STEP problems


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 (Platinum Bundle only)

Better than an Online STEP Tutor

- Created by Cambridge Maths tutors, our videos are designed to replace the need for a personal online STEP tutor. You can access the solutions whenever and wherever you want. Pause, rewind, rewatch, speed up to your heart's content.

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 practice the techniques learnt in each course

Carefully crafted explanations

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

Self-paced STEP Preparation

- Work at your own pace in 1x or 1.5x speed; 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

Platinum STEP Online Bundle for 2021

Includes everything from online subscription plus online versions of all of our in-person STEP Courses (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Total value £1363

Yours today from only £429

Best Value!!

Platinum STEP Online Bundle for 2020

Includes everything from online subscription plus online versions of all of our in-person STEP Courses (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Extended duration (15 months) so you can start preparing for next year's STEP now and never have your access run out before the exams.

Total value £1588

Yours today from only £449

Best Value if taking STEP next year!!

Live STEP Preparation Courses

In addition to our online STEP support (replacing the need for an online STEP tutor) we hold a number of three-day live STEP Tuition Courses across the year.

See above for more details about these courses!

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 STEP 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 STEP Courses in London/on Zoom

Our intensive Preparation Courses approach STEP questions in a structured and topical manner

Full STEP Solutions to 6 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

Exclusive Online-Only Courses

Carefully selected questions on common topics with a unique system of optional hints and comprehensive video solutions

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...

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...

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...
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