STEP Lectures

Online Sessions for UCL Mathematics applicants during 2014

A series of 29 live online sessions will be made available to all UCL Mathematics applicants who receive an offer through UCAS. The first ten 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 (

Similar online support was provided to UCL mathematics applicants during 2013. 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!

Click here for STEP/AEA Study Days Information

Additional Online Session on Friday 30th May at 6pm

Dates of sessions in 2014

1 The problem-solving mindset- What are STEP and AEA? 28th January
2 Techniques in number, summing and counting 4th February 
3 Taking care with algebra and spotting algebraic connections 11th February
4 How to handle inequalities 18th February
5 Techniques to deal with challenging trigonometry 25th February
6 Approaches to vector questions 4th March
7 Advanced curve sketching techniques 11th March
8 Techniques in differentiation 18th March
9 Techniques in integration 25th March
10 Examination advice and examiners' reports for STEP and AEA 1st April
11 STEP questions about number and counting 3rd April
12 AEA questions about number and counting 8th April
13 STEP questions about polynomials 10th April
14 AEA questions about polynomials 15th April
15 STEP questions about inequalities 17th April
16 AEA questions about inequalities 22nd April
17 STEP questions about trigonometry 24th April
18 AEA questions about trigonometry 6th May
19 STEP questions about differentiation and curve sketching 8th May
20 AEA questions about differentiation and curve sketching 13th May
21 STEP questions about integration 15th May
22 AEA questions about integration 20th May
23 STEP questions about differential equations 22nd May
24 AEA questions about differential equations 27th May
25 STEP questions about vectors 29th May
26 AEA questions about vectors 3rd June
27 STEP questions involving new or unusual ideas 5th June
28 AEA questions involving new or unusual ideas 10th June
29 Summary session and final examination advice 12th 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 dates for the study days are as follows:

Day 1 (for all holding a UCL offer): Monday April 7th

Day 2 (for firm choice only): Friday May 30th

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