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STEP Support Programme

Specifications and Specification support

The current STEP specifications (as well as past papers, examiners reports and information about costs and dates) can be found on the OCR Maths website.

You may find this STEP specification mapping document helpful when you are working though old papers. The mapping document shows how the old and new specifications are related.

The files below are expanded notes on the sections of the STEP 2 and 3 specifications which are not included in the standard A level Mathematics/Further Mathematics specifications (the bold and italic sections of the Cambridge Assessment STEP specifications).

The STEP 1 files cover the sections of the "Mathematics 1" part of the STEP specifications which are not included in the standard A level Mathematics specifications. "Mathematics 1" content is assumed for both STEP 2 and STEP 3, and STEP 2 content is assumed for STEP 3.

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)