The Oxbridge Formula is changing the game…

If you’re a Maths or Computer Science hopeful with a STEP 2&3 offer from Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial College, or another university, you’re in completely the right place.

Proud to be the only specialist Maths and Physics Oxbridge Consultancy in the world, our entire team (including our founder) is made up of first-class Oxbridge mathematicians and physicists. We have been in your shoes and we have reached the goal you are trying to achieve. Our mission is to use our experience, combined with great teaching, to help you get there too.

Introducing…
The STEP Mastermind

The Mastermind will help prepare you to make your STEP offer.

You won’t find such a highly intensive, comprehensive and personalised preparation specifically for STEP anywhere else.

There are three Mastermind Programmes: Silver (🥈) , Gold (🥇), and Diamond (💎)

STEP 2&3 Programmes (2022 entry)
Silver
Pre-recorded materials
Price on application

Students tell us that when they see a solution, they get it, but that they would have never come up with this solution on their own.

Our 350+ video solutions have been created by our handpicked team of expert tutors. They have been created to express every thought process, so that you can start to think just like an expert and approach problems in the same way.

This video content and the extra practice questions we provide form the basis of the independent study that Mastermind students will do at home.

“Using the online resources, I felt there was somewhere I could turn every time I had a question!” –Charlotte

“It’s really helpful to see the best way to tackle a question and what to start with. In particular, the use of diagrams to explain problems made a lot the explanations very clear.” – Siddharth

350+ exclusive online video solutions & questions

A suggested week-by-week study programme to keep you on track

BONUS: 2x exclusive pre-recorded video STEP courses
Price on application
Most popular
Gold
Pre-recorded materials, 1-1 support LIVE on Zoom
Price on application
EVERYTHING in Silver
PLUS: 10 hours of 1-1 STEP tuition
  • Expert Oxbridge-educated STEP tutors
  • Made-to-measure advice
  • Turn formidable questions into a piece of cake
  • Choose exactly what you want to focus on in each session
  • Marked STEP homework to pinpoint subtle errors
Price on application
Diamond
Pre-recorded materials, 1-1 support LIVE on Zoom
Price on application
EVERYTHING in Silver
PLUS: 20 hours of 1-1 STEP tuition
  • Expert Oxbridge-educated STEP tutors
  • Made-to-measure advice
  • Turn formidable questions into a piece of cake
  • Choose exactly what you want to focus on in each session
  • Marked STEP homework to pinpoint subtle errors

Even if you’re as prepared as you can be, it’s naturally nerve-wracking going into an exam situation, especially for such a life-changing exam as STEP.

Practising in real exam conditions will help prevent the real thing from coming as a shock. And having your paper marked, receiving accurate feedback, and tracking your progress will give you an excellent indication as to what you need to work on.

So, as a bonus to this programme, we are offering two mocks in full exam conditions.

These will be marked, with written feedback from our expert STEP tutors, who have extensive experience in helping students to meet their STEP offers.

An opportunity simply not to be missed.

PLUS: FAST ACTION BONUS (FIRST 10 STUDENTS): Do 2x full STEP papers in timed, invigilated exam conditions and get full marking with feedback for improvement

Price on application
Don't just take our word for it...

Meet Eddie

The Oxbridge Formula courses were of much use to me as they went above and beyond the A level maths and further maths syllabuses, talking more about solving problems and finding your own approach rather than following the ‘scaffolding’ in any normal maths exam paper. For instance, learning about the true nature of points of inflection and what the phrase ‘if and only if’ really means.

Furthermore, the advice I got on presenting solutions and explaining things clearly and concisely was invaluable. Not only did the course help me prepare for the STEP exams, but as I start life at university it is becoming increasingly self-evident that the skills I was taught will be very helpful as an undergraduate as well.

Oh yeah – after the course, I got four A*s and S, S, 1 in STEP 1, 2 & 3!

Meet Bijal

It was great to be able to work with so many skilled mathematicians who were also struggling with STEP and to solve the questions together. The tutors were friendly, taught all the material and offered excellent help. It was great to work through the solutions as a class after attempting them individually.

I got a grade 1 in STEP 2 and a grade 2 in STEP 3 (one mark of a 1) and 4 A*s at A Level. I got a place at University of Cambridge to study Mathematics.

I just wanted to say thank you to all the teachers at The Oxbridge Formula. These courses are why I was able to attempt the STEP examinations. Thank you for teaching us all the different techniques, methods and tricks. The feedback for the mock was also very useful and really helped with the June exams.

Meet Manjari

The absolute best part of this course was that it gave me confidence in my own ability, which doing questions alone at home never did.

The teachers were friendly and supportive and hinted at how to approach a problem, allowing us to figure it out for ourselves rather than simply giving us answers. The course also helped me to understand the best ways to approach STEP questions, breaking down each question into smaller, more manageable problems.

Another major benefit was being in an environment which allowed us to discuss problems with other STEP students and learn from each other’s ideas, something that wasn’t available to me at home.

I got 4 A*s and a 1 in STEP 3 and a 2 in STEP 2, but still got my place because I was only a few marks off a 1. The courses really really helped me and I definitely wouldn’t have done as well without them – I’ve been recommending the courses to people I know doing STEP.

Further testimonials
Hear from students who have seen the unmatched results of taking our courses:
I really liked how we began each topic by addressing the fundamentals, as it really simplified the process of answering such challenging questions. There was always help available when we were working individually, and the group work and whole class demonstrations really helped as you learnt new methods of problem solving. I would definitely recommend to anyone sitting STEP papers.
Kauser
The course required hard work, but was also a lot of fun. Everyone there was interested in learning and so the atmosphere was conducive to studying. I really liked that before we delved into any STEP question, we covered preparatory questions so that I had a clue how to start each question. Everyone was very supportive and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed the group work.
Serene
This course was incredible. The problems were challenging but rewarding. The presenters friendly as well as being clear in their explanations. I enjoyed learning the best ways to tackle STEP problems as well as learning with other students who are at a similar level in maths.
Raza
The concepts were clearly and thoroughly explained. This was a good opportunity to work in groups, discussing ideas with other people, and I was able to learn a lot this way. The tutors were very friendly and willing to provide individual help as well, so overall this course was a valuable experience.
Emma
It was great to work with other mathematicians on high level maths problems and to also see different approaches to problems. The tutors are all really helpful and approachable, which makes such a difference. Working on hard questions with people able to give hints and suggestions is really useful, as you know someone will be able to explain it if you don't understand it. The preparatory questions before tackling questions are also useful as they get you in the zone.
Alex
There was a good-sized class of students eager to learn, with a good teacher to student ratio - whenever help was needed it was available. The tutors encouraged us to think for ourselves and to persevere even when the maths was difficult, which helped to challenge ourselves to learn new things. We were given the chance to work things out in pairs and share our solutions, which allowed everyone the opportunity to attempt questions and learn. It was a great opportunity to make new friends and receive help and good tuition from helpful teachers. I had fun stretching myself and learning new maths!
Emily
The friendly and knowledgeable staff provided elegant worked through solutions by various methods and very useful help on questions when necessary. They break down questions so that they are easier to tackle and provide starter questions to get the students looking for the right methods to tackle a problem. I have learnt several mathematical techniques and have improved my understanding of mathematical concepts that I was already familiar with as well. It has also been nice to meet and work with fellow mathematicians who will most likely be attending similar universities to me. This is particularly encouraging because you get the chance to meet people who are going to have to sit the same difficult exam as you.
Aadil
Working with other students on tough maths problems is not something that everyone can experience at school - being able to discuss complex ideas and get hints and different approaches from each other is not just invaluable preparation for STEP, but also strengthens your mathematical ability in general. The tutors were also keen and willing to help where they could, offering just the right amount of support and encouragement to help you progress. Thank you 🙂
Robbie
It was a great opportunity to start preparing for STEP in a friendly environment with the chance of asking for help whenever needed. The low student-teacher ratio meant that 1-1 help was often provided and this helped clarify many ideas. I would recommend the course to anyone thinking of taking STEP and looking to learn new maths.
Tomas
The workshop is very helpful. It helps me find out the aspects that I need to improve and figure out the bits that made no sense to me before. Tutors are very helpful and they check through your working all the way. I benefited a lot from it.
Pauline
I have learnt how to think about questions differently and to fully understand what the question is asking, which I would not have done on my own, so thank you!
April
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Meet some of our tutoring team...
Paarul

A first-class Oxford graduate and qualified classroom teacher, Paarul is the founder and visionary behind The Oxbridge Formula and author of The Oxbridge Formula book.

Having been an Oxbridge Mentor in a top-10 London independent school and garnered more than 10 years teaching experience, she is committed to helping students fulfil the heights of their potential through hard work, a growth mindset and plenty of problem solving. Together with Lead Tutor Chris, she has helped nearly 3000 students with their Oxbridge applications.
Chris

The Oxbridge Formula’s Senior Oxbridge Tutor, Chris is a first-class Oxford Masters’ graduate with 7 years’ experience mentoring Oxbridge candidates to success. He is the co-author of The Oxbridge Formula and responsible for co-creating many of The Oxbridge Formula’s sell-out admissions test preparation courses.

With experience working with students individually and in groups, Chris heads up the tutoring team and ensures a high standard of education is maintained throughout all of The Oxbridge Formula’s courses.

Sam

With a doctorate in Maths and currently working as a maths lecturer at Imperial College London, Sam knows exactly what admissions tutors are looking for. He’s been working with The Oxbridge Formula since its inception and has been instrumental in developing our courses as a highly valued member of our tutoring team. Not just a maths whizz, Sam is an experienced, confident teacher, great at explaining new concepts simply & working through solutions with a group.

Adam

A key member of our tutoring team, Adam graduated with a First from Cambridge, did a PhD in Maths at Imperial, and has now popped back to Cambridge to do a postdoc. What a trajectory! He has a knack for drawing links between seemingly unconnected bits of maths. Experienced as both a group and one-to-one tutor, Adam is a strong communicator and expert problem solver, excited to take on new challenges with students.

What's included?
- Silver
- Gold
- Diamond
Online resources, workshops, and courses
Over 350 exclusive online STEP video solutions - Available immediately
- Silver
- Gold
- Diamond

Students tell us that when they see a solution, they get it, but that they would have never come up with this solution on their own.

Our 350+ video solutions have been created by our handpicked team of expert tutors. They have been created to express every thought process, so that you can start to think just like an expert and approach problems in the same way.

This video content and the extra practice questions we provide form the basis of the independent study that Mastermind students will do at home.

“Using the online resources, I felt there was somewhere I could turn every time I had a question!” –Charlotte

“It’s really helpful to see the best way to tackle a question and what to start with. In particular, the use of diagrams to explain problems made a lot the explanations very clear.” – Siddharth

Intensive STEP course video catch-up replays
- Silver
- Gold
- Diamond
Our intensive STEP course in April is just one of a series of STEP courses we run over the course of the year, each of which covers different topics.
We’ve put together handy video versions of our summer and October courses with all the content so you can:
A) Catch up if you missed our earlier summer courses
B) Refresh the material closer to your test if you attended them already

 

Summer course content: integer problems, proof, necessary and sufficient conditions, splitting problem into cases, inequalities
October course content: polynomials, graph sketching, advanced differentiation and advanced trigonometry

 

“The online course went through many different kinds of questions where the tutor clearly explained how to lay out answers as well as the method behind them.” –Taher

 

“I learnt so much during the course and wanted to think independently about the problems at home too. The videos re-explain the content just as clearly as the tutors did live, so I really feel like I got everything out of the questions now.” –Alexander
Exclusive to the Gold and Diamond Masterminds
1-1 Tuition
- Gold
- Diamond
Not currently available outside of this package, we are offering STEP tuition with our esteemed tutors.

 

Honestly, the value of every minute with our expert tutors in a ONE-TO-ONE setting is IMMENSE.

 

✔️ We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach: all of our advice is made-to-measure
✔️ Turn formidable questions into a piece of cake
✔️ Choose exactly what you want to focus on in each session:

 

“Having the support from Chris really helped me keep on track with my STEP practice. It was extremely useful to be shown alternative methods for each STEP question, and to get pointers for questions I had been stuck on.” –Kathryn
Exclusive to the Diamond Masterminds
2x Exam-Condition Full Marked Mocks
- Diamond
Even if you’re as prepared as you can be, it’s naturally nerve-wracking going into an exam situation, especially for such a life-changing exam as STEP.

 

Practising in real exam conditions will help prevent the real thing from coming as a shock. And having your paper marked, receiving accurate feedback, and tracking your progress will give you an excellent indication as to what you need to work on.

 

So, as a bonus to this programme, we are offering two mocks in full exam conditions.

 

These will be marked, with written feedback from our expert STEP tutors, who have extensive experience in helping students to meet their STEP offers.

 

An opportunity simply not to be missed.
Apply for the STEP Mastermind programme with The Oxbridge Formula

Sign up to one of our packages to begin your STEP Mastermind programme as soon as possible – don’t delay!

What are the 350+ video solutions actually like?
FAQs
I attended one of your STEP courses earlier in 2021. Is either of the courses included here the same one?

Not at all, the STEP courses that will be taking place in Easter are brand new courses covering completely different questions and topics, but build on the previous STEP courses you will have attended.

If you didn’t attend our previous STEP courses (as part of our STEP Year 12 Mastermind), we include the videos in these programmes so that you can catch up!

What happens if I can't make one of the dates?

Everything we do here at the Oxbridge Formula is highly interactive, so you will get a much better experience if you can attend live. Therefore, we recommend you plan around the dates of the intensive courses. Nonetheless, if you absolutely cannot attend, we will be able to give you access to the recordings after each course has taken place. If practical, we also intend to record parts of the skills workshops. Please note that we are not able to share a recording of the interview group course.

Who is eligible to participate in the STEP Mastermind?

When you apply, you will complete a baseline academic assessment and discuss with us your motivations for applying to Cambridge to allow us to determine if you are a good fit for the Mastermind. We only work with highly motivated and determined students as our programme requires a good deal of independent study on top of the classes and courses on offer. Our most successful students spend several hours each week on independent study, forming the strong academic foundation needed to achieve a STEP offer. This level of commitment is required of all students.

Our triple satisfaction guarantee to you:
Price Match

We are sure that no other organisation offers such a comprehensive and rigorous package of online and group courses specifically for Maths and Physics admissions tests and interview preparation. In the unlikely event that you do find an identical package at a lower price, carried out by tutors with comparable credentials, we guarantee to match the price.

Tutor Quality

We guarantee the quality of our tutors. All of our tutors are either Oxbridge-educated or hold a PhD from a Russell Group University in a relevant subject. Our tutors go through an intense selection process before they qualify to work with us, and even after that they undergo further training to shape them into the best teachers possible.

Money Back

There is a 14-day money-back guarantee available to students who attend the first two weekly Q&A sessions and send us their notes and marked questions to prove that they have used the online resources. If you have done both of these and you still don’t feel that the programme will benefit you on your journey to Oxbridge, just let us know and we would be happy to refund you your full payment. Please note that, if you have had some 1-1 tuition sessions with us, these will still be payable.

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