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STEP Support Programme

STEP 2 modules

The STEP 2 papers are based on A Level Mathematics and some AS Further Mathematics knowledge (such as complex numbers and matrices). We therefore recommend that you should prepare by working through the Foundation modules before tackling these. The STEP 2 modules are designed to be started near the beginning of Year 13.

The STEP 2 modules have been updated to align them with the 2019 STEP specifications.

Each of these STEP 2 modules consists of a selection of STEP questions, together with hints and solutions. The modules also contain "topic notes" which consists of useful formulae you should be aware of, together with some general hints and advice.

These modules can be tackled in whichever order you like, but we would suggest that you do the "STEP 2 Calculus" module first, followed by the "STEP 2 Curve Sketching" module.

If you have any questions about the assignments, or STEP in general, or feedback about our resources you can email us at, or contact us via twitter @stepsupportcam.

There is more information about the different module types here.

Useful Links

Underground Mathematics: Selected worked STEP questions

STEP Question database

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: What do we look for?

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: Information about STEP

University of Cambridge Admissions Office: Undergraduate course information for Mathematics

Stephen Siklos' "Advanced Problems in Mathematics" book (external link)

MEI: Worked solutions to STEP questions (external link)

OCR: Exam board information about STEP (external link)

AMSP (Advanced Maths Support programme): Support for University Admission Tests (external link)