If you have STEP conditions

This page is part of the offer-holders section for students who have been offered an undergraduate place at Christ's College.  We ask you to read this page by 31 January if you have STEP conditions because it contains important information about the STEP Support Programme and the weekly assignments provided to support you, amongst other details.

Your Cambridge conditional offer may include a requirement to take one or more STEP Mathematics papers. The information on this page provides support for this – we hope that you find it useful.

About STEP Exams

Information about STEP Matheamtics exams is available on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website. You take these exams in the summer and will need to prepare carefully for them.

You can read about the grades we have asked you for.


Online resources to help you to prepare for STEP

The STEP Support programme  is designed to help university applicants to develop their advanced problem-solving skills and prepare for sitting STEP Mathematics examinations.

The programme is developed by Cambridge University Faculty of Mathematics and NRICH

It consists of:

  • Online modules for individual study (our advice is start working on these now rather than waiting until nearer the time of the exams)
  • an online discussion forum:

There are past papers available on the STEP website, and further links on our Maths subject page resources section.

These resources are free and open to everyone.


Registering for STEP Exams

You will need to be registered to take STEP. Normally your school will do this if they are already a registered centre. If your school is not a registered test centre then either your school could register to become a test centre or you could find another test centre. Please see the information

Entries for STEP are accepted from 24 February 2020 and the standard entry deadline is 1 May 2020 (17:00 UK time). Late entries are not accepted.

STEP Exam dates and results

  • Monday 15 June 2020 -  STEP Paper 2 takes place (a.m.)
  • Friday 19 June 2020 -  STEP Paper 3 takes place (a.m.)
  • 13 August 2020 - STEP results released

Source: STEP dates and costs

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