STEPMaths Presents our:

‘Cambridge NSAA’ Preparation Courses
The Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment.

new, rapid-fire, time-intensive multiple choice test, relying on quick recall and precise application of Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry concepts.

Any shortcuts you can learn to save you time will be invaluable. For Cambridge Natural Sciences Courses and Cambridge Veterinary Medicine.

Download FREE Guidebook and Sample Materials for the NSAA Natural Sciences test to find out:

Cambridge University introduced some pre-interview assessment tests, needed for 2018 entry. The tests take place at the beginning of November (register via the Admissions Testing Service).

The NSAA is the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment for Cambridge University, a Pre-Interview Assessment. As an exam that has only existed for one year, there are only a small number of resources available! Here, you can download specimen NSAA Papers and the specification to help focus your revision.

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  • How should I start preparing for NSAA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment)?
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What does STEPMaths provide to help you with NSAA – Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment?

Timeline of NSAA Preparation Courses offered throughout the year

STEPMaths offers a number of Maths and Physics courses which combine to prepare you comprehensively for the NSAA as a Physical Natural Sciences applicant.

What makes our NSAA Courses special?

We know where our strengths lie: with Maths and Physics. So, if you are applying for Natural Sciences via the Physical Natural Sciences route then our course is ideal for you. Spread over four intensive and immersive days, it will present you with all of the Physics topics that could appear in your exam, some of which you may not yet have seen at school. There will also be a day dedicated to giving you practice in mathematical problem solving suitable for the hardest NSAA Maths questions.

What makes our NSAA Courses special?

Our in-person courses focus on what we know best: with Maths and Physics. So, if you are applying for Natural Sciences via the Physical Natural Sciences route then our course is ideal for you. Our upcoming October Courses focus on a) refining your Physics Problem Solving skills b) ensuring you can perform calculations quickly and effortlessly.


Missed our Summer Coures? Spread over four intensive and immersive days, our Summer NSAA Course went through practically all of the topics you need for the Maths and Physics Sections of the NSAA. Want to catch up? Check out our Platinum NSAA Online Bundle and Ultimate NSAA Bundle which contain both of these. They also include FULL past paper solutions to every section of the NSAA as well as 500+ Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics questions from other sources, all in video format.

Currently Bookable NSAA Courses for Students sitting Maths & Physics Parts of NSAA:

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

Physics and Maths Time

Saving Tricks NSAA Course

Saturday 20th October 2018

Marylebone, London

£159 before 5pm 3rd October

£179 thereafter

See below for bundles containing this course

Ideal for you if you’re going to take NSAA this October with a focus on Physics and/or Maths and want to get maximum marks in minimum time by learning tricks to simplify your calculations.

You will learn to:

  • Breeze through calculations by spotting factors, approximations, and hidden Pythagorean triples & special triangles
  • Quickly apply the geometry of circles and triangles to forces, optics, and other questions
  • Master all the rules of logs and indices for use in simplifying or comparing sizes of terms
  • Rapidly analyse functions for their roots, stationary values, and limiting behaviour
  • Sidestep long passages of working using proportionality and dimensional analysis

Physics Problem

Solving NSAA Course

Sunday 21st October 2018

Marylebone, London

£159 before 5pm 3rd October

£179 thereafter

See below for bundles containing this course

This is for you if you plan to sit NSAA this October with a focus on Physics and want to get to grips with applying your subject knowledge to solve problems in the style of Section 2.

You will learn to:

  • Effortlessly manipulate and apply unfamiliar formulae
  • Draw together knowledge from the whole of the syllabus and apply it to very challenging problems
  • Employ geometry and graph sketching in Physics
  • Rehearse explaining your assumptions and evaluating your results
  • Dive deeper into the background and significance of familiar material

Pre-requisites: you’ll be expected to know everything from our Physics Admissions Summer School. Missed out? You can catch up with our Ultimate NSAA Bundle below

Currently Bookable NSAA Course Bundles for Students Sitting NSAA (Physical):

NSAA Online Course Subscription Area

A bank of online Maths, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry NSAA video solutions created by our talented tutors. Plus 100s of BMAT video solutions and brand new original questions!

Free Trial

– Free 24-hour trial so you can check out the materials and explanations to ensure you find them helpful.

Full NSAA Past Paper Video Solutions

– We cover all of the Maths, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry NSAA past questions, including Section 2 questions for which no official solutions exist.

Separate Bio, Chem, Phys, Maths

– 400+ Maths (Basic & Advanced), Physics (Basic & Advanced), Biology and Chemistry Practice sets including NSAA-style questions from other exams like BMAT


– Work at your own pace, doing as many questions as you like at a time, and focusing on those you find hardest.

Maths Questions from numerous sources

– Multiple Choice MAT, TMUA and original questions are accompanied by a full, explained video solution, showing you any quick tricks that you can re-apply.

Over 300 Original Maths & Physics Questions

– For Physical Natural Scientists, we’ve created 8 mocks containing Maths & Physics – all with video solutions

Carefully crafted explanations

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

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 NSAA Subscription:

Subscribe now for £60/month each month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Rises to £75/month if you subscribe from 23rd September

Platinum NSAA Online Bundle

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

Total value £598

Yours today from only £299

Best Value!!

NSAA In-Person Courses (for Physical NatSci Applicants)

In July, we hold a 3-day Physics Summer School covering material on the NSAA syllabus. We also hold a 1-day Maths for NSAA Course in July, in which we cover how to answer short questions from the Maths section of the paper quickly and efficiently.

In October, we will hold two days of NSAA courses on Physics and Maths. Day 1 covers time-saving tricks relevant to NSAA Section 1 while day 2 teaches problem-solving relevant to longer questions like NSAA Section 2.

Check out our online NSAA subscription to find past paper video solutions (Maths, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry) and hundreds of extra practice questions, all accompanied by video solutions.

Happy students! Testimonials:
Read what our students have said about our Maths and Physics preparation courses and resources
Some of the techniques mentioned were really helpful in that they would be applicable to other similar questions. Most of the questions had detailed solutions so I was able to understand where I went wrong. Tharusha A

This course was incredibly useful and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is considering studying physics at university. The pace is slow enough for you to follow and fast enough that a lot of content is covered. The card system is a great way for the tutors to see if you are struggling and need some extra help which they are more than happy to give. Tivi N

This course was very helpful in teaching me how to approach the questions. The teamwork was a good learning tool since it showed me different ways of doing the same question. I like the fact that the teachers come around to help whilst you are working on a question. Mia L

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 Courses in London
Our intensive Preparation Courses cement key Maths & Physics theory needed for the NSAA.
Past Paper Video Solutions*
Solutions to all parts of all existing NSAA papers, covering Maths, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry *part of NSAA Online Subscription

Relevant MAT, PAT, BMAT Solutions*

Full video solutions to MAT (Maths) and PAT (Maths + Physics) questions related to all NSAA questions *part of NSAA Online Subscription

Original Maths and Physics Mock*
A huge group of additional questions, with video solutions *part of NSAA Online Subscription

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