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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.
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
On Thursday 15 August 2019, we will issue a PDF Statement of Results to each candidate via our Results Online system. Candidates and centres can download their results online:
Results Online – Candidates
Results Online – Centres
Results are only available for candidates to download for 60 days from the date of issue. After this date we are unable to provide candidates with a re-issue of their Statement of Results document.
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.