A bundle comprising all of our resources for students looking to accelerate their STEP prep now and also prepare for the interview.
Live Zoom Courses:
1) 4-day October STEP Course
Dates: October 25th – 28th
Location: Live on Zoom
Times: 10am – 4:30pm (9am first day)
Prerequisites: Suitable for students who have studied Year 12 A-level Maths and Year 13 differentiation and trigonometry
Our second 4-day STEP Preparation Course for students sitting STEP 1, 2 and 3 for entry to Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Bath, Imperial College.
Builds on the material from our STEP Summer School.
- Content (first day):
- Sketch and analyse bizarre new functions, or construct them yourself
- Handle polynomials of any order
- Master intricate rule-following questions
- Learn to adjust every parameter and anticipate the consequences
- Count and classify new abstract objects, possible and impossible
- Content (last 3 days):
- Use relevant STEP & MAT questions to deepen your understanding of polynomials and multivariate functions
- Master graph sketching through the use of problem style questions from multiple sources
- Gain greater fluency with advanced trig identities and problem-solving with the chain, product and quotient rules.
2) 1-day Group Maths-Centred Interview Course
Dates: Various weekend dates available
Location: Live on Zoom
Mock interview: get a 30 min mock interview resembling a Cambridge Maths interview and receive individual feedback. Your mock is held in front of the other students to help to replicate the pressure of the real thing.
Interview practice and advice:
- Observe the interviews that other students get, allowing you to learn from each other and compare approaches to the questions
- Come away with access to Maths interview questions you most likely won’t have seen before
- Group discussion of all questions used, plus general interview advice
Plus the following recorded version of our live STEP Summer School:
- Content (first 3 days) – MAT and STEP past questions based on Year 12 Maths, which are useful for all maths admissions papers
- Learn how to plan for and present all of the most essential kinds of proof
- Examine the subtlest aspects of manipulating inequalities
- Perfect your understanding of necessary and sufficient conditions
- Analyse unfamiliar graphs with symmetry tricks
- Master the art of dividing problems by cases
- Content (day 4) – A selection of short maths questions for practising key techniques.
- Learning to unpack and analyse logical statements
- Handling polynomials of degree higher than a quadratic
- Analysing unfamiliar functions
Plus recorded STEP and MAT resources:
STEP is aimed at the top 2% of A-level Maths students, yet it only covers A-level Maths and Further Maths material. So what makes it so tricky? The biggest challenge that students face with STEP isn’t doing the maths itself. It’s knowing how to know what to do in the first place – i.e. how to unpick the clues hidden away within a question to formulate a path through it.
Through our video resources, you’ll get access to past paper video solutions created by experienced Oxbridge tutors, which distil the essence of a 1-1 tutorial into an accessible online package.
STEP Video Solutions
Detailed solution videos for STEP 1 for the years:
- 2020 coming soon
Includes all mechanics and statistics questions!
STEP 2 and 3 papers will contain many questions which you cannot make progress with until you have covered more of year 13 Maths, but STEP 1 is more accessible, and combined with MAT papers provides an excellent way to get your STEP prep started.
MAT Past Paper Video Solutions
Detailed solution videos for every MAT question from:
- All MAT papers 2007-2019 (2020 coming soon)
- MAT specimen papers A and B
Bonus: Intuition Videos
Animations and visualisations for those questions from each past paper for which visual intuition is most useful, typically those involving geometry, graphs, multiple cases, and changing parameters. Watch alongside the past paper solutions to develop your own intuition and gain a more profound understanding of what is going on behind the algebra.
“Using the online resources, I felt there was somewhere I could turn every time I had a question!” –Charlotte
“It’s really helpful to see the best way to tackle a question and what to start with. In particular, the use of diagrams to explain problems made a lot of the explanations very clear.” –Siddharth
“The courses went above and beyond the A level maths and further maths syllabuses, talking more about solving problems and finding your own approach. The advice I got on presenting solutions and explaining things clearly and concisely was invaluable.” –Eddie