If you’re a Maths or Computer Science hopeful with a STEP 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.
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 (💎)
250+ exclusive online video solutions & questions
A suggested week-by-week study programme to keep you on track
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
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 250+ 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
Sign up to one of our packages to begin your STEP Mastermind programme as soon as possible – don’t delay!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.