Preparing for STEP (Sixth Term Exam Papers) - Cambridge
Students may obtain the past papers from the STEP Support Team at Cambridge Assessment. It is also available online at the STEP website. Students are encouraged to take a look at past papers to familiarize themselves with the format, style and time constraints of the exams. Students may find more information and advice on the faculty of mathematics website.
The University of Cambridge runs a concentrated study course providing support for the STEP Mathematics exams. The offer-holders from non-selective state schools, which are not able to provide preparation/support for STEP Mathematics can be invited to attend. Students may obtain the further information from the following contact details.
STEP Support Team,
1 Hills Rd, Cambridge
Access to HE Diploma
If students are willing apply to Cambridge as a Mature Students and are studying an access to HE Diploma, then they must pay attention that the university requires sixty credits with at least forty -five credits at level three or equivalent. Applicants may need to meet additional subject particular requirements for specific courses at Cambridge. The details of these additional requirements are mentioned below.
- Economics - 'A' level Mathematics is required
- Computer Science - 'A' level Mathematics is required
- Architecture - A good portfolio is necessary, and an ability to draw. The interest in the history of art is useful. Mathematics is required minimum to good GCSE standard
- Engineering - A level Mathematics is necessary
- Law - Applicants must make sure that they have studied a logic-based subject for example, a science, Mathematics, a modern or classical language and a discursive subject like History. An Access to HE Diploma is not satisfactory for admission to Law at Wolfson College
- Mathematics - An Access to HE Diploma is not enough preparation
- Music - Minimum grade 5 piano is needed
- Natural Sciences - A level Mathematics is needed for the Physical Sciences and suggested for the Biological Sciences. However, there are courses modified for candidates without 'A' level Mathematics. Those candidates with an outstanding mathematical foundation before they come to Cambridge are more possibly to succeed.
- Politics, Sociology, and Psychology - There is no such requirement for GCSE Mathematics in addition to what is offered by an Access to HE Diploma.
- Candidates for the below subjects shall need to demonstrate an aptitude for languages
These subjects are History of Arts, Classics and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Candidates for History must note that an aptitude for languages offers wide range of choices within the History course at the university. Applicants for Religious Studies and Theology must be aware of the compulsory first year scriptural language aspect.