STEP Lectures

Online Sessions for UCL Mathematics applicants during 2015

A series of 17 live online sessions will be made available to all UCL Mathematics applicants who receive an offer through UCAS. The initial sessions will provide general advice and information about STEP and AEA and cover techniques and approaches across various mathematical topics. The remaining sessions provide a close look at past-paper questions from both STEP and AEA, again by topic areas, and advice about examination technique. 

All sessions are recorded and will be available for later viewing should you receive an offer only after the series has started, or if you miss a session. 

We will invite you to contact us about how to receive this support shortly after you receive an offer through UCAS. If you are worried about any delay, please email Kim Duffy (k.duffy@ucl.ac.uk).

Similar online support was provided to UCL mathematics applicants during 2013 and 2014. Feedback comments included:

I really enjoyed the online lecture. It was helpful in making the connections between the different areas of maths and how to produce more elegant solutions.
Everything was perfectly clear and very informative, thank you.
It was very good, and a good range of questions.
This is very useful
Great session and really helpful!
Really useful! Thank you very much
Very helpful, thanks!
Essential

Click here for STEP/AEA Study Days Information

Dates of sessions in 2015

Session title Provisional Date (all 2015)
1 What are STEP and AEA? The problem-solving mindset 29th January
2 Using algebraic identities and solving equations 5th February
3 Digits, divisibility and logarithms 12th February
4 Counting and placement 26th February
5 Quadratics, cubic and other polynomials 5th March
6 Handling inequalities 12th March
7 Geometrical problems 19th March
8 Factors, primes and irrationals 26th March
9 Summing series 16th April
10 The binomial expansion and approximations 23rd April
11 Sequences and induction 30th April
12 Advanced techniques in trigonometry 7th May
13 Analysing the behaviour of functions - limits and curve sketching 14th May
14 Advanced techniques in integration 21st May
15 Differential equations 28th May
16 Vectors and coordinate geometry 4th June
17 Examination technique and advice 11th June


STEP/AEA Study Days

Two STEP/AEA study days will take place at UCL in addition to the online sessions. They are designed to complement the online support and will be a great opportunity to come to UCL to learn and practice mathematics. The focus will be on gaining experience in answering past paper questions but there will also be teaching sessions on some selected topics.

We will contact you when registration for the study days opens.

The provisional dates for the study days are as follows:

Day 1 (for all holding a UCL offer): 30th April 2015

Day 2 (for firm choice only): 25th May 2015

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