STEP Maths Presents our:

‘Cambridge ENGAA’ Preparation Courses

The Engineering Admissions Assessment.

A new, quick-fire, time pressured multiple choice exam, relying on speedy recall and precise application of Maths and Physics concepts.

Any time-saving shortcuts you can learn will be a godsend.

For Cambridge Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Download FREE Sample Materials and specification for the ENGAA Engineering Exam

Cambridge University introduced the ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) as a Pre-Interview Multiple Choice Test, to be taken in November. (Section A – 80mins – 54 Questions; Section B – 40mins)

As a new test, there is little information available, so download the specification & sample materials to find out:

  • What is ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)?
  • Which Cambridge courses require ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)?
  • Why does Cambridge ask for ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)?
  • How difficult are the ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) papers?
  • What is the format of the ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) papers and what are the exam conditions?
  • How should I start preparing for ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)?

Currently Bookable Courses if you’re sitting ENGAA

ENGAA Course Part 2: Physics Problem Solving

Sun 22nd October 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 4:00pm

Pricing: £149 before 5th October. £169 thereafter.

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

Please note, this course assumes knowledge of everything covered in ENGAA Part 1 Physics Summer Course. If you did not attend, we recommend working through the online course before attending.

Further Information

University applicants for Physics or Engineering are expected to have outstanding problem-solving skills.

In particular, if you are taking the PAT or ENGAA entrance exams (or the Physics section of the NSAA), you will be directly tested on your ability to understand problems, pick out all important information, choose a method of evaluation or analysis, and determine an answer, all without direction as to what route to take.

Our Physics Problem-Solving Course will take you through a series of carefully crafted questions to help you build up the skills you already have and develop new ones. Among the topics we will cover are radioactivity, capacitors, circular motion, intensity, optics, and scaling laws.

You will be able to practise evaluating questions similar in topic and intent to PAT and ENGAA in the form of a collaborative group problem-solving session.

In this way, you will be able to absorb ideas from others and practise succinctly presenting your own ideas, but you will also have continual support from our tutors to guide you and expand on your own thinking where necessary.

Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

ENGAA Course Part 3: Maths and Physics Time-Saving Tricks

Mon 23rd October 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 4:00pm

Pricing: £149 before 5th October. £169 thereafter.

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
Further Information

If you are taking the PAT, ENGAA, or NSAA this autumn, you will be tested on a number of skills you are unlikely to practice much at school.

In particular, you will have to work without a calculator, you will have to quickly analyse and eliminate options in multiple choice questions, and you will have to decide (with no guidance from the question) which rule or formula to use for the quickest result.

Our Time-Saving-Tricks course will lead you through a series of short questions to practise these skills and others in a structured way.

Our focus will be on simplification, avoid mistakes, and spotting the most efficient technique to apply in each question.

You will have the chance to attempt problems yourself, discuss them with others, and see a solution or solutions presented by an expert tutor so that you can see and absorb every useful strategy and be able to apply it come the exam.

Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

Take advantage of our Multibuy Discounts

ENGAA Bundle

(ENGAA Parts 2 & 3)

£229 before October 5th

£299 thereafter

Online Courses and Memberships

Beta Testers Get 50% off our online membership areas!

As we are just launching our brand new online membership areas, we are offering a limited number of students 50% off our monthly or annual memberships. Apply before September 16th.

(Click on the free trial link below to get more information about pricing)

ENGAA Online Membership Area

A large bank of original online questions created by expert tutors to emulate the style and difficulty of the ENGAA. Plus lots of explained videos from the MAT and PAT too.

Free Trial

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


300+ Original Questions & Solutions

– We’ve worked tirelessly to produce 300+ practice questions, with full video solutions. These are arranged into four sets of challenging mock papers for you to try in timed conditions.

Comprehensive Resource

– Our tutors have put in a lot of effort to ensure that we cover as many styles of question and topics from the syllabus as possible.

Topic Tutorials

– Watch video tutorials to ensure you’re fully happy with the topics that frequently occur in the ENGAA

Full Video Solutions

– Each of our original questions comes accompanied by a full, explained video solution, showing you shortcuts that you can reapply

Carefully crafted explanations

– All solutions planned to simplify the most complicated and intricate parts, so you REALLY understand each question and know quick ways to answer it


– Work at your own pace. Do as much or as little practice as you want in one go. Rewatch those solutions 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 changes of success.

ENGAA In-Person courses

This October, we will be holding a Physics Problem Solving Course and a Time Saving Tricks for ENGAA Course. In November, we will be holding a Physics Interview Preparation Day.

Happy students! Testimonials:

Read what our students have said about our MAT preparation courses and resources

I found that the course was a really succinct way to prepare yourself for the level of understanding required in order to complete an application test. I found all the topics useful and supplemented my A level learning without extending it to much, creating a perfect teaching environment.

Jamie T

I found that the tutors were very approachable and good at explaining things clearly. There were also quite a few tutors which meant you could get a lot of one to one attention. I also liked how we were encouraged to discuss the problem among ourselves and following, the tutor would go through it and so we would learn in two different ways.

Tinwai C

All of the tutors were very helpful and were willing to assist you if you were stuck.

The material covered was very broad and I particularly liked having the booklet to work through and jot down answers and notes.

Overall I am very happy that I went on the course and would encourage others to do so.

Thomas B

Dynamics and waves was very useful and lots of topics were covered in detail. I found the whiteboard work to be very useful and the student teacher ratio was very good.

Anya M

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

North London Collegiate 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 ENGAA.

*Special Discounts may be available for ENGAA Members

Original ENGAA Mock & Questions*

A very large bank of extra questions, carefully broken down and explained in video format

*part of Online ENGAA Membership Area

Relevant MAT & PAT Solutions*

We’ve designed a series of questions by topic to get your head around common techniques

*part of Online ENGAA Membership Area

Timed Mock Exam Paper*

A full, timed and marked mock paper in exam conditions, accompanied by full video solutions

*Special Discounts may be available for ENGAA Members

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