Student tuition for university admissions tests

The AMSP provides tuition to support students who are preparing to take the STEP, MAT and TMUA university admission tests. This is delivered in various formats to enable students to access them.

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Course length 1 day

This one day student and teacher conference is designed to aid students in developing their problem solving skills to the proficiency required for universities who include an admissions test in their offer.

Teachers will learn about the variety of admissions tests that include maths and the programmes of support that are available for their students.

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Course length 7 hours

We are running an online course to prepare students for the MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test), which is the mathematical admissions test used by the University of Oxford and Imperial College.

There is one paper consisting of 10 multiple choice questions followed by four long questions.

This course will consist of seven one-hour online sessions. Students are also welcome to enrol on our similar course for the TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission), but there is no obligation to attend both courses.

The online course for the MAT will run in September and October, with exact dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

Session schedule
Integers, Sequences and Series
Polynomials and Logarithms
Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry
Curve Sketching and Integration
Algorithms and Counting
Review of misc. multiple choice test questions and exam technique
Review of misc. longer questions and exam technique

Live online sessions will include the discussion of key points and examples from past papers. Course participants will be given access to recordings of the sessions should they not be able to attend a live session. Participants will also be given access to additional online resources including extra notes, exercise sheets and solutions.

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Course length 7 hours

We are running an online course to prepare students for the TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission), which is the mathematical admissions test used by Durham University, the University of Warwick and Lancaster University.

Students can gain a reduced offer at Durham University or Lancaster University with a good score in the TMUA. The University of Warwick will also accept a good score in the TMUA as part of its entry requirements. There are two papers with 20 multiple choice questions on each.

This course will consist of seven one-hour online sessions. Students are also welcome to enrol on our similar course for the MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test), but there is no obligation to attend both courses.

The online course for the TMUA will run in September and October, with exact dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

Session schedule
Integers, Sequences and Series
Proof
Polynomials and Logarithms
Logical Thinking
Functions and Curve Sketching
Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry
Review of misc. multiple choice test questions and exam technique

Live online sessions will include the discussion of key points and examples from past papers. Course participants will be given access to recordings of the sessions should they not be able to attend a live session. Participants will also be given access to additional online resources including extra notes, exercise sheets and solutions.

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Course length 1 day

A one day conference for year 12 maths students & their teachers to develop deeper mathematical problem-solving skills.

This event is ideal for students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related university courses.

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Course length 3 days

This course is for year 12 students from state-funded schools, academies and colleges who are interested in applying for places at Oxford University, Imperial College, Durham University and Warwick University to study Mathematics or for students who wish to improve their mathematical problem solving skills in preparation for a university course. Please note that the course is not suitable for GCSE students.

Students applying for places to study Mathematics or Computer Science courses (including joint honours) at Oxford University and any Mathematics undergraduate course at Imperial College, London will be required to sit the Mathematics Admission Test (MAT) as one part of the admissions process. Students applying for Mathematics at Durham University or Warwick University may be required to sit the MAT or TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission) examination.

This course is designed to prepare students for the way they will have to think to achieve success in the MAT, TMUA and other problem-solving mathematics examinations by developing their mathematical thinking and problem solving skills.

The course usually consists of three face to face study days, three summer assignments and four online follow-up sessions.

Due to Coronavirus, we will be delivering the first two study days online, rather than face-to-face as they were previously. Students will be able to access videos, questions, hints and online support. There will also be live lectures and masterclasses. This online part of the course will begin on 20th June 2020. We are monitoring the situation and will decide whether the third study day will also be delivered online nearer to the time.

Please do not hesitate to apply for this course - it will be definitely be running, in a coronavirus-safe manner.

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Course length 10 hours

This is an online course to prepare students for the STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). The STEP is an admissions test used primarily by the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick.

The course will consist of ten online sessions, each lasting an hour. STEP Online will run from February through to June, with exact dates to be confirmed nearer the time. Once we have received bookings for this course, we will organise sessions at the most convenient time for course participants.

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Course length 20 hours

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 the MAT, TMUA and STEP examinations.

At the same time, the problems used in the course are fun and rewarding. Attending the sessions will greatly enrich students’ mathematical experience and help them to develop a better understanding of A level Mathematics.

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Course length 20 hours

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 the MAT, TMUA and STEP examinations.

At the same time, the problems used in the course are fun and rewarding. Attending the sessions will greatly enrich students’ mathematical experience and help them to develop a better understanding of A level Mathematics.

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Course length 20 hours

A series of maths problem solving classes designed to develop students' problem solving skills so they have the confidence to apply for universities that include an admissions test as part of their offer.

These regular classes offer students the opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills by trying out challenging problems that require deep mathematical thinking, and so help them meet the challenges they may face in embarking on a maths-rich university course or career. The problems are fun and rewarding and attending the sessions will enrich a student's mathematical experience.

Students will look at problems from a range of sources including Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP) used by Cambridge and Warwick Universities and the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) used by Oxford University and Imperial College, London.

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Your AMSP Area Coordinator can advise you on the best option for your students’ circumstances.