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Covid-19: STEP 2021
The final details for STEP 2021, including the test dates, have been delayed while we assess the Covid-19 situation and information about public exams. As soon as we have more information, we will update our website.
Please note: the content for STEP 2 and 3 will remain the same as previous years and the test specification will be published once arrangements for STEP 2021 are announced.
We ask that you do not contact our Helpdesk during this time as they have no further information at present.
There are five possible grades:
All STEP questions are marked out of 20. The final grade for the paper is based on the student’s six best answers only.
All the questions that are attempted by a student will be marked. Candidates are rewarded for making good progress towards a solution, even if the final answer is incorrect. Correct answers always receive full marks, whatever the method used.
On results day, you will be able to view your results using our Results Online system.
Results will be passed to institutions through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for use in their admissions processes. There is some variation in how different institutions make use of the results – candidates can contact the relevant institution(s) for more information on this.
Unlike A Levels, Cambridge candidates’ answers are available to Cambridge admissions officers. This enables officers to make judgments on candidates who miss their offer on the basis of their actual work, rather than on just their marks or grade.
Explanation of results for STEP 2020
Explanation of results for STEP 2019
STEP 2019 Paper 3 Question 5 - protocol summary
Explanation of results for STEP 2018
Explanation of results for STEP 2017
Explanation of results for STEP 2016
Explanation of results for STEP 2015
Explanation of results for STEP 2014
Explanation of results for STEP 2013
Explanation of results for STEP 2012
Explanation of results for STEP 2011
Explanation of results for STEP 2010
Explanation of results for STEP 2009
Distribution of results for STEP 2008
Distribution of results for STEP 2007