Year 13 Problem Solving Course - Preparing for STEP summer 2019



A series of maths problem-solving sessions designed to give students the confidence to apply for university courses that require or take into consideration achievement in an admissions test.

These regular classes offer students the opportunity to develop mathematical problem-solving skills through discussion and collaboration. They are designed to help students to develop strategies and confidence when tackling unfamiliar problems in maths and will help with preparations for taking advanced papers such as STEP examinations.

The course will look at past exam materials from STEP 2/3 papers and will identify ways to tackle in-depth maths problems. It will also help students develop their own problem solving skills in mathematics to gain confidence with such questions.

The course will occur on five separate 3-hour blocks, timetabled for Wednesday afternoons 3 - 6pm. The course dates are as follows:

  • 3rd April
  • 24th April
  • 8th May
  • 22nd May
  • 5th June


  • To develop initial strategies when dealing with maths problems
  • To develop confidence when dealing with maths problems
  • To develop resilience when dealing with maths problems
  • To familiarise yourself with STEP 2/3 style questions

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is specifically designed for Year 13 students who will be taking STEP 2 and/or STEP 3 paper(s) this summer.


3rd AprilIntro and getting started
24th AprilGetting into the problem solving mindset
8th MaySpecific STEP 2/3 questions
22nd MayMore STEP 2/3 questions
5th JuneHarder STEP 2/3 questions


There may be funding to cover the cost of the event fee if you are deemed as being from a school/college from an "opportunity area". Please enquire as to whether you are eligible for this using the contact info below.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We are running a seperate event which will cover material for STEP 1 only. Please follow this link to find out more:STEP 1 course

No. We suggest you book onto the STEP 1 course which is designed specfically for Year 12 students who have not covered all the A-level material but who would still like some practice at preparing for STEP. Please follow this link to find out more:STEP 1 course

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 13

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

15 hours


East Midlands


University of Nottingham,
University Park,


Wed 3rd Apr 2019

Course times:

15:00 - 18:00




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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ria Symonds
[email protected]

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