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STEP Support Programme

STEP 3 Module Overview

More about the STEP 3 modules

The specification for STEP 3 includes all the material covered in STEP 1 and 2 as well as additional topics usually taught in a further maths A-level. Each module concentrates on a different area of the STEP specifications. The modules can be tackled in whichever order you like, but some questions will require knowledge from other modules.

We suggest that you attempt the questions (with the use of the topics notes if you want) before looking at the hints or solutions documents, or you might like to read through the topic notes before attempting the questions. If you read the topic notes and find there are gaps in your knowledge, you may wish to read up on those topics. If after having a good attempt at the question you feel you need some guidance then you can use the hints document to get some ideas for how to tackle the question. Don’t be tempted to resort to the hints too soon!

The solutions document shows one possible solution of each question, but there may be some gaps for you to fill in. If you managed to complete the question, then you can check your work by referring to the solutions document. If you found the question difficult then you can work through the question referring to the solutions as you progress through it. Do look at the solutions document even if you think you have answered a question well; there may be some extra ideas in there that you can use in future questions.

These modules are aimed at year 13 students, and are designed to be worked on after the Foundation and STEP 2 modules.

Go to the STEP 3 Modules

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)