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STEP Support Programme

Mixed Statistics STEP 1 questions

This assignment contains a selection of STEP 1 and STEP 2 Probability and Statistics questions, each one with a preparation question beforehand. All of these questions contain content from the 2019 STEP 1 specification, but the STEP 2 questions are supposed to be slightly harder. There is also a solutions document to help you evaluate your work.

STEP questions are difficult, they are supposed to be and you should expect to get stuck. However, as you tackle more and more STEP questions you will develop a range of problem solving skills (and spend less time "being stuck").

Hints and Partial Solutions: 

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)