Testimonial

“I found it really useful to have individual 1-1 attention, especially when trying to understand questions I was stuck on previously. The mini white boards and traffic light system meant that if you were stuck, or didn’t get a particular question, someone could know to help you out. I found the course useful overall and would definitely recommend it.”

Mathilda Weston

“For anyone that is interesting in taking the MAT, this is the most helpful form of revision for it I have experienced.”

Syrie Gwyn Palmer

MAT/TMUA Short Questions

  • Become familiar with the short multiple choice questions from MAT
  • PAT questions from the Mathematics Section
  • Learn how to justify and infer logical statements
  • Learn how to sketch unfamiliar graphs – frequently asked in MAT, PAT and interviews
  • Manage higher order polynomials and use inequalities and estimates to answer questions

Prerequisites and further information:

Suitable for Year 12 students who are thinking of studying Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Natural Sciences at university. Need to have studied the equivalent of C1 and C2.

Further Information about the MAT/PAT Maths Course

A decent MAT or PAT exam score can change your life, so you can never be excessively prepared for it. In any case, regardless of the number of hours you spend on past papers, working through the material all alone can only get you so far. Passing your A-levels would be considerably more troublesome if you had no teacher and had to learn by simply doing past paper practice. The same applies when getting ready for the MAT paper – having a teacher to clarify the question’s peculiarities, the distinct methods needed for it and the quickest route to the solution has a huge impact.
Our one-day MAT/PAT Preparation Course will give you the chance to figure out how best to approach relatively short Maths questions, led by two recent first class Oxford graduates who have experience of working in top schools. We will advance through a progression of unique questions produced by STEP Maths. They have been created to acquaint you with and hone in on methods applicable to the MAT paper, sprinkled with older Oxford entrance questions that you may not have seen before. You will have an opportunity to first attempt the material alone or in small groups, with clarifications and individual help accessible at every stage. The material and format are, most importantly, planned to give you new insights into the questions and to caution you as to the common pitfalls, without simply practising past questions you may well have utilized in your own study.
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Testimonial

“It was a reassuring guide to understanding step questions that my school has been unable to explain in a definitive way. Being around like-minded students who are interested in and excited about maths is a nice change from school, and also showed me that maths is the subject I would like to study. All three teachers were extremely helpful, as well as useful for explaining some concepts from different perspectives and with different approaches. The three days were well organised, friendly, and informative and fun.”

Syrie G-P, Godolphin and Latymer School

Maths Admissions Summer School

  • 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

Prerequisites:

Suitable for Year 12 students who are thinking of studying Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Natural Sciences at university. Need to have studied the equivalent of C1 and C2.

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If you have your sights set on a mathematics degree at a top university, you are likely to have to take at either the Oxford Mat exam or one STEP exam next summer.

Covering all A-level material, but requiring problem-solving abilities of a similar or even superior level to undergraduate courses, these papers require extensive preparation and an unshakeable grasp of mathematical fundamentals.

At STEP Maths, we seek to aid students in preparing themselves for this challenge with courses that centre around attacking real STEP questions and teaching problem-solving techniques. Students will practise answering questions alone and in groups, with full support from our experienced tutors at all stages and with fully explained solutions presented for each problem.

In our Summer course, we are particularly focused on proof techniques and the logical analysis of questions, which are tested much more severely in MAT, STEP and at university than by A-level mathematics.

This course is also suitable for you if you are thinking of sitting the TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admissions).

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Oxford PAT Physics Summer School

Testimonial

“It was a reassuring guide to understanding step questions that my school has been unable to explain in a definitive way. Being around like-minded students who are interested in and excited about maths is a nice change from school, and also showed me that maths is the subject I would like to study. All three teachers were extremely helpful, as well as useful for explaining some concepts from different perspectives and with different approaches. The three days were well organised, friendly, and informative and fun.”

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Current MAT Preparation Courses for the Oxford MAT Exam

Testimonial

The depth the presenters went to in their explanations helped me understand the questions a lot better.

Jamie R

The student to teacher ratio was great, there was always someone to ask and the paired work/mini whiteboards helped us understand the slightly longer questions.

Alfi M-S

Missed our Long Questions Course? Check out our online MAT Courses!

MAT Long Questions Course

  • 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

Prerequisites:

Suitable for students who have studied AS Mathematics or Additional Mathematics Free Standing Qualification

Following up our popular course on the rapid-fire short maths questions from MAT and PAT papers, we present a similar course targeted at the longer questions in the MAT.

In MAT in particular, the long questions are unlike anything you will see at A-level and will require practice at logical reasoning, understanding abstract definitions, and writing clear and incisive proofs. These are all skills highly prized by universities and should prove useful beyond these entrance exams, including at interview and in preparing for your career as an undergraduate.

Working with partners, you will learn by practice how to approach abstract questions and present your thinking in a way that others can understand, while our tutors will present model solutions detailing how the examiners hope for their best candidates to think and write.

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Testimonial

The depth the presenters went to in their explanations helped me understand the questions a lot better.

Jamie R

The student to teacher ratio was great, there was always someone to ask and the paired work/mini whiteboards helped us understand the slightly longer questions.

Alfi M-S

MAT Extended Package

  • 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
  • Use relevant STEP Questions to deepen your understanding of polynomials and multivariate functions
  • Master graph sketching through the use of problem style questions from multiple sources including STEP
  • Gain greater fluency with advanced trig identities and problem solving with the chain, product and quotient rules.

Prerequisites:

Suitable for students who have studied AS Mathematics or Additional Mathematics Free Standing Qualification, and Differentiation and Trigonometry in C3.

Especially recommended for Maths or Computer Science Applicants to Oxford or Imperial College, whose other university choices require particular STEP grades, as early preparation is vital for the STEP exams. (Includes Warwick, Bath, Bristol, UCL, Loughborough, Nottingham)

Following up our popular course on the rapid-fire short maths questions from MAT and PAT papers, we present a similar course targeted at the longer questions in the MAT.

In MAT in particular, the long questions are unlike anything you will see at A-level and will require practice at logical reasoning, understanding abstract definitions, and writing clear and incisive proofs. These are all skills highly prized by universities and should prove useful beyond these entrance exams, including at interview and in preparing for your career as an undergraduate.

Working with partners, you will learn by practice how to approach abstract questions and present your thinking in a way that others can understand, while our tutors will present model solutions detailing how the examiners hope for their best candidates to think and write.

In addition, this MAT Booster will examine a variety of Maths problems, focusing on challenging but relevant questions from STEP Papers, exposing students to a variety of different problems and styles of Maths questions, particularly relevant when we consider the 2015 MAT Paper.

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Past Oxford MAT Preparation Courses for Maths

Testimonial

“I found it really useful to have individual 1-1 attention, especially when trying to understand questions I was stuck on previously. The mini white boards and traffic light system meant that if you were stuck, or didn’t get a particular question, someone could know to help you out. I found the course useful overall and would definitely recommend it.”

Mathilda Weston

“For anyone that is interesting in taking the MAT, this is the most helpful form of revision for it I have experienced.”

Syrie Gwyn Palmer

MAT and Maths for PAT

Part 1

  • Become familiar with the short multiple choice questions from MAT
  • PAT questions from the Mathematics Section
  • Learn how to justify and infer logical statements
  • Learn how to sketch unfamiliar graphs – frequently asked in MAT, PAT and interviews
  • Manage higher order polynomials and use inequalities and estimates to answer questions

Prerequisites and further information:

Suitable for Year 12 students who are thinking of studying Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Natural Sciences at university. Need to have studied the equivalent of C1 and C2.

Further Information about the MAT/PAT Maths Course

A decent MAT or PAT exam score can change your life, so you can never be excessively prepared for it. In any case, regardless of the number of hours you spend on past papers, working through the material all alone can only get you so far. Passing your A-levels would be considerably more troublesome if you had no teacher and had to learn by simply doing past paper practice. The same applies when getting ready for the MAT paper – having a teacher to clarify the question’s peculiarities, the distinct methods needed for it and the quickest route to the solution has a huge impact.
Our one-day MAT/PAT Preparation Course will give you the chance to figure out how best to approach relatively short Maths questions, led by two recent first class Oxford graduates who have experience of working in top schools. We will advance through a progression of unique questions produced by STEP Maths. They have been created to acquaint you with and hone in on methods applicable to the MAT paper, sprinkled with older Oxford entrance questions that you may not have seen before. You will have an opportunity to first attempt the material alone or in small groups, with clarifications and individual help accessible at every stage. The material and format are, most importantly, planned to give you new insights into the questions and to caution you as to the common pitfalls, without simply practising past questions you may well have utilized in your own study.
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FAQs

We would love you to attend our course, even if you are in the year below or above. The one thing we would advise is that you are happy with the topics or modules which are prerequisites for the course, so that you are able to keep up with the pace. Other than that, there are no restrictions!
Currently, our courses are only open to students. To express an interest in teacher courses, please email us at info@stepmaths.co.uk. This way, we can inform you if we do start teacher training courses.
Unfortunately, we do not release exact course dates until roughly 2 months before any planned course. The best way to keep updated about all our courses and events is via the mailing list. (Sign up to our mailing list using the form below)

If you are wanting to study Maths or a related subject at university, we strongly feel there is huge benefit in attempting STEP and MAT papers. The richness and depth of the questions will exercise your problem solving muscles, excellent preparation for the world of undergraduate study. Many students who didn’t need the STEP paper but took it anyway, felt that it boosted their confidence and performance in their first year at university.

Given the different style and significantly more challenging nature of STEP, MAT and AEA questions, you may feel that getting help from one of our highly experienced Maths Tutors will allow you to maximise the benefit you get out of this extra study.

After registering for a course, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive one within 24 hours, please email info@stepmaths.co.uk, so that a member of the STEP Maths Team can investigate and confirm that you registration has come through.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it gave me much more confidence in tackling STEP questions, as well as making me realise that they are quite fun! The teaching was very clear and I particularly liked that we got to see a variety of different solutions. The balance between working as a big group and working in pairs/ individual was just right. It was also great to meet lots of other mathematicians!”
Alessandra Lythall - The Godolphin and Latymer School
“The individual attention everyone receives to help improve out problem solving skills is fantastic, and working together with other people improved our communication skills, as well as our maths.”
Tommy Soppitt - Bristol Grammar School