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Be Mentored by World-Class Cambridge Economics Tutors and Win a Place at Your Dream University

The Oxbridge Formula is changing the game...


If you’re a Cambridge Economics hopeful, you’re completely in the right place.

Proud to be the only Oxbridge Consultancy in the world specialising in mathematical subjects, our entire team (including our founder) is made up of first-class Oxbridge mathematicians, scientists, and economists. 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.

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Introducing...
The Cambridge Economics Mastermind

The Cambridge Economics Mastermind will help prepare you for every step of the application process, from personal statement writing, to exam practice, to interview preparation. 

You won’t find such a highly intensive, comprehensive and personalised preparation specifically for the Cambridge Economics degree anywhere else.

There are four Mastermind Programmes: Bronze (🥉), Silver (🥈), Gold (🥇), and Diamond (💎).

What's included?

🥉BRONZE🥉

500+ exclusive online ECAA practice questions and past paper video solutions

Total hours: 100
Price: £997

🥈SILVER🥈

EVERYTHING in Bronze

PLUS:

Weekly Maths Q&A sessions with our expert Maths tutors

Fortnightly Economics workshops with our expert Economics tutors

Fortnightly Maths for Economics workshops

4-day intensive Maths summer school for ECAA

2-day intensive summer Economics workshops, including essay technique

​1-day Economics group interview course

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

Total hours: 195
Price on Application

🥇GOLD🥇

EVERYTHING in Silver

PLUS:

20 hours of 1-1 tuition

AND:

3x 1-1 mock interviews

Total hours: 217
Price on Application

💎DIAMOND💎

EVERYTHING in Silver

PLUS:

40 hours of 1-1 tuition

AND:

6x 1-1 mock interviews

Total hours: 239
Price on Application

Keep reading to learn more about each part of the Cambridge Economics Mastermind Programme

Just Some of Our Success Stories

So, you want to study Economics at Cambridge

A highly prestigious degree.

The UK’s highest-paying degree, in fact.

You understand that having Cambridge Economics on your CV will open doors for you that others will have to push hard to prise open.

It will kick start your career and continue to pay dividends throughout it.

The contacts you’ll make at Cambridge will bolster your efforts. After all: your network is your net worth.

And more than that, you love economics and want to gain a deep, quantitative understand of how the economy functions. Where better to do that than at arguably the best place in the UK to study economics?

BUT…


And it’s a big BUT.

You know that for every 7 candidates that apply, only 1 is successful.

And it’s not because the other 6 out of 7 candidates are weak.

They are likely to be straight-A* applicants, who work hard and are the best in their year at school.

They take an avid interest in current affairs and read popular economics books for fun.

They worked hard for their entire application.

And yet, they hadn’t gleaned just how competitive the application process would be.

You know that you need to be within the top 14% of all applicants to be in with a chance of getting that coveted Cambridge Economics offer.

You’ve considered going it alone


But thinking about it again and again, there is too much to lose in leaving it to chance.

You want to be guided by expert Oxbridge-educated tutors who can pick out nuances in your arguments and push you to the next level.

You want to learn the time-saving tricks to speed up with the ECAA so that you actually finish the paper and get a competitive mark.

You want to know that you’ve learnt the best and most efficient methods for the ECAA, so that you can look at a problem and get to the right answer on your first attempt.

You want to be drilled and practised on a huge range of economic concepts. Pushed and prodded, to the point of discomfort, so that the real interview feels like a breeze!

Every part of the application matters and you’ll no doubt be aware that effort x time = success.

Incremental efforts, with the correct guidance, over a long period of time leads to success.

As a Cambridge applicant, you need to:

- Have an impressive, well-expressed personal statement
- Be head and shoulders above the rest in terms of your ECAA test score
- Be able to write an impressive, eloquent and contextually backed essay
- Argue qualitatively and quantitatively about real world economic problems, using your knowledge of economics to back up your assertions

And luckily, our Cambridge Economics Mastermind covers every aspect!


Led by highly experienced Economics and Maths tutors, with plenty of experience in helping students just like you get their Cambridge Economics offer, this Mastermind if for you if you are:

- Serious about getting into Cambridge
- Want a concrete way to boost your preparation in a much more thorough way than your school can provide
- Want an edge over your competition
- Are willing to be push and challenged academically in ways that only experienced, Oxbridge educated tutors will be able to do

At the Oxbridge Formula, we focus on getting students into Oxbridge for a very narrow range of subjects.

We are experts in these subjects.

We’ve helped plenty of other students in your position.

We know the pitfalls, and can identify your weaknesses in an instant.

You can almost feel the tangible difference that we can make on your application.

You’re ready to take your preparation to the next level and we have four options for you:

🥉BRONZE🥉

500+ exclusive online ECAA practice questions and past paper video solutions

Total hours: 100
Price: £997

🥈SILVER🥈

EVERYTHING in Bronze

PLUS:

Weekly Maths Q&A sessions with our expert Maths tutors

Fortnightly Economics workshops with our expert Economics tutors

Fortnightly Maths for Economics workshops

4-day intensive Maths summer school for ECAA

2-day intensive summer Economics workshops, including essay technique

​1-day Economics group interview course

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

Total hours: 195
Price on Application

🥇GOLD🥇

EVERYTHING in Silver

PLUS:

20 hours of 1-1 tuition

AND:

3x 1-1 mock interviews

Total hours: 217
Price on Application

💎DIAMOND💎

EVERYTHING in Silver

PLUS:

40 hours of 1-1 tuition

AND:

6x 1-1 mock interviews

Total hours: 239
Price on Application

Don't just take our word for it...

"I learned a lot about the function and graph sketching questions, which as well as being useful for ECAA are essential tools for interviews. The teaching was engaging and the solutions were well explained." –Josh
"I got in, largely thanks to my mock interviews with Ms K and the online resources. Will recommend :)" –Andy

Cambridge entry is more competitive than ever before

In an uncertain world, your best asset is an elite education.

Getting into Cambridge is one thing, but the rewards that will follow are even greater!

What does getting into Cambridge mean to you?

  • Studying with the best minds in the country? 
  • Being taught in 1-1 or 2-1 sessions by world-class academics?
  • Proving that you have what it takes to survive a tough degree and coming out the other side with fantastic grades?
  • The massive sense of accomplishment?
  • Making yourself infinitely more employable?
  • Getting that warm, fuzzy feeling on Results Day, knowing that you’ve made your family proud?

You know that by investing in your education today, you will reap the rewards for years to come.

And if you're going to get help, why not get the best help you possibly can?

Mastery of Oxbridge-admissions-level material is rare to find. Even rarer is someone who can teach it well.

Are you 100% committed to your success?

WE ARE.

  • Tap into the knowledge of our expert Oxbridge-educated tutors - There’s nothing like the experience of someone who has been there and done that. Use our experience to get ahead. 
  • Lead your own revision with our vault of exclusive online video resources Take charge of your own admissions test preparation. Cambridge are looking for self-starters and independent study is absolutely key to success. But only if you know you’re going in the right direction. Our 500+ in-depth videos explain the thought processes of expert problem solvers so you literally start thinking like one. 
  • Receive a highly personalised learning experience We’ll work with you to identify areas of weakness across the whole application – personal statement, admissions test, and interview – so that you can accelerate your progress and turbo-charge your application. 
  • Empower yourself with our in-depth interview preparation -  One of the most nerve-wracking parts of the entire admissions process (interviews may remain online this year, which will only add to the nerves), the interview is often an area where many otherwise-excellent candidates fail to shine. Together, we'll make sure you're able to show your true potential at interview.

The Cambridge Economics Mastermind
...The Details

ONLINE RESOURCES, WORKSHOPS AND COURSES:

🥉🥈🥇💎 Over 500 exclusive online ECAA video solutions (including extra practice questions)
- Available immediately ➤

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 500+ 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.

You will have access to the online resources for 1 year, i.e. until after your admissions test and interview have both taken place.

“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

🥈🥇💎 Exclusive Maths "Ask-Me-Anything" Q&A Sessions With Tutors ➤

These sessions will run on a weekly basis. We'll take the questions you submit and answer them during our live weekly call.

You can ask questions from A-level - especially useful if your A-level studies have been disrupted this year - and also from ECAA papers.

Never again will you have to wait more than a few days to resolve questions that are troubling you or misunderstandings that are holding you back.

You'll also see our tutors answer others' questions - questions you might not even have thought to ask yourself!

🥈🥇💎 Fortnightly Economics / Social Science Workshops ➤

You want to be able to approach interview questions and your admissions test essay with utter confidence. Not a doubt in sight.

For this, you need:

- A healthy store of background knowledge
- To be exposed to to key ideas and their economic, political, and social context
- To practise understanding, discussing, and debating these key ideas and concepts
- To be familiar with the style of argumentation that will be expected of you as a Cambridge candidate in economics

With these 4 skills under your belt, you’ll be able to impress the admissions tutors by creating an essay or producing an answer which hinges on economic or political insights from all the thinking you’ve done about them.

Topics

The below are just some examples of topics we’ll be covering with you. In reality, we’re likely to change things up a bit, according to the current affairs stories at the time.

The sessions will involve discussion, argumentation and some interrogation(!). They aren’t lectures and you’ll be an active participant, learning how to express your views with panache.

Each of the following topics can be spun to be relevant to you and your subject. The tutor will bear in mind your subject of choice and angle the question to your subject specialism.

For instance, while a discussion about the HS2 line may at first be seen as a Land Economy topic (in terms of land use, externalities, and transport congestion easing), it can also be addressed to an Economist, as it relates to the merits and drawbacks of using the economic model of cost benefit analysis to quantify the issues behind building and planning HS2.

Economics:

- What ‘is’ Economics (and what is it not)
- Issues regarding the tragedy of the commons
- The economic problem
- Keynes vs Classical models
- Adam Smith’s theory and its implications today
- The transfer of maths into economics
- Fiscal and monetary reforms of the last 100 years
- The roles of Keynes and Austrian schools of thought in shaping economic policy decisions in 2021
- Synthesis of economic equations in Microeconomics, such as ‘Why is MR twice AR?’
- Elasticity, labour markets, and the theory of the firm
- Behavioural economics - the theory and the real life context of nudges and shoves

Land Economy:

- Compulsory Purchase Orders (and how they impact residents)
- Why are we building HS2?
- How can the theory of the money illusion help us better regulate the banking sector?

Philosophy and Politics:

- Key political moments from the last 100 years and their influence in shaping political thinking and epistemology today
- British vs Japanese vs American vs continental European decision making
- Keynes vs Hayek and the implications of their debates in today’s world

Management:

- Models of leadership (via case study and via situational reasoning)
- Global markets and trade and how these are being impacted by different entrepreneurs
- Changes in technology and its impact on the workforce

🥈🥇💎 Intensive ECAA and Interview Courses - admissions test and interview coaching in a group setting (on Zoom)

You will attend the following online (Zoom) intensive courses:

Summer Economics Workshops - Themes and Debates

Following directly on from the work you’ll be doing during the regular fortnightly sessions, we’ll dedicate two whole days over the Summer holidays to debating issues in more depth. The workshops will be split into 4 sections:

- Economics
- Land Economy
- Philosophy and Politics (for PPE applicants)
- Management (for Econ & Management applicants)

We encourage applicants in all subjects to attend all sections, as you’ll be able to apply nuances to your thinking if you can tackle any issue from multiple viewpoints.

Maths Admissions Summer School (Maths for ECAA)

Our Maths Admissions Summer School focuses on bringing your knowledge up to par with the way a Cambridge undergraduate would be expected to think.

Getting good and fast at ECAA problems involves developing an intrinsic understanding of maths which goes beyond what you’ll have covered at school.

We'll spend the summer school looking at various problem-solving techniques which go beyond the A-Level syllabus and will widen your mathematical thinking, stretch beyond what you’ll even need for the ECAA.

Dates: 26th - 29th July 2021

Content:
- Examine the subtlest aspects of manipulating inequalities
- Perfect your understanding of necessary and sufficient conditions
- Analyse unfamiliar graphs with symmetry tricks
- Master the art of dividing problems by cases

“It’s really engaging as working as a team makes the questions feel less daunting. Moreover the strategies recommended are priceless when it comes to efficiency in answering questions.“  – Edward 

“I really enjoyed this course because it allowed me to challenge myself as well as improving my ability to think outside of the box when it comes to finding less obvious solutions to problems.”  – Aisha 

“Very good course! Questions covered in lots of detail, wide variety of topics covered and lots of support in case you don’t understand something.”  – Ethan

Exam Technique and Contextual Essay Writing Workshop

The ECAA features a significant essay section on an Economics topic. In this workshop, we will cover all the key techniques you’ll need to smash that essay, plus a host of further tips to make your essay stand out.

Content:

- A contextual vs. theoretical essay - what’s the difference?
How do you tell what a question is really asking?
- What are the most common topics and the key themes and debates in each?
- What does a good argument in the social sciences look like?
- How can you incorporate your background knowledge into your answer?
- How should you begin analysing a quote or source?
- How should you structure each sentence, each paragraph, and each essay?

Plus: Personal Statement Workshop - Saturday 26th June 2021
(This date is provisional and subject to change.)

🥈🥇💎 Intensive Maths for ECAA course video catch-up replays ➤

We know you'll want revisit the course material after you attend our courses. We've put together a handy video version with all the content (specially recorded online versions) so you can:

A) Catch up if you missed anything
B) Refresh the material as many times as you need, closer to your test or interview if you attended them already

"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

🥈🥇💎 1-day Economics group interview course ➤

Dates: Various weekend dates in November 2021 - you'll be allocated a space upon registration.

Generic interview prep is rarely very useful, and it can be hard to find realistic interview practice for a highly technical Economics-based interview.

This 6-hour course is completely focused on the ins and outs of an Economics-based interview. Specifically, you’ll be grilled on your personal statement and practise answering tough, never-before-seen questions and explaining your thinking to the interviewer as you go.

Uniquely, you’ll do your interview in front of up to nine other attendees and you’ll have a chance to watch their interviews too, allowing you to work through the questions in real time.

Isn’t that super stressful, I hear you ask?

Basically, yes!

And students who attended this course in the past unanimously told us that the real interviews felt easy in comparison.

“Actually doing a mock, you see the depths the interviewer would explore once you get into the question, which you don't get just from looking up interview questions online. And it's fascinating to see everyone else's mocks and their different approaches." –Katie

"The mock interview helped me to practise how to take advice onboard while attempting a question. It was also very useful in getting used to the sorts of thought process you need to carry out, such as starting with a concrete case and then generalising.
The tutor who asked the interview questions and the tutor who gave feedback afterwards were both very friendly, and they went over the different aspects of your interview in depth to explain what went well and how to improve on other areas." - Thomas

EXCLUSIVE TO THE GOLD & DIAMOND MASTERMINDS:

🥇💎 GOLD / DIAMOND EXCLUSIVE 1: 20 / 40 hours of 1-1 tuition 

Not currently available outside of this package, we are offering up to 40 hours of tuition with our esteemed tutors.

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

This tuition is highly recommended for international students, as it will also allow us to go through other aspects of your application, such as university choice.

✔️ 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

✔️ Includes weekly marked homework

✔️ These sessions can be used for ANYTHING you want:

- Personal statement help
- ECAA prep
- Interview prep
- Discussing marked mock exams
- Mock interviews
- A-level support
- Useful vocabulary for international students
- General questions about Cambridge
- Super-curricular enrichment

🥇💎 GOLD / DIAMOND EXCLUSIVE 2: 3x / 6x 1-1 Mock Interviews 

The pressure of a Cambridge interview is real. The number of truly exceptional students that have walked into an interview only to succumb to their nerves is incredible.

Our 1-1 interviews help you avoid this situation and allow you to walk into your interview with confidence.

You'll get three mock interviews in a two hour session, with detailed feedback after each one.

Becoming comfortable answering tough questions in your subject “out loud” - and facing pushback from the interviewer! - takes some getting used to. Our expert tutors emulate the interview process so you are fully prepared!

Our triple satisfaction guarantee to you:

We are sure that no other organisation offers such a comprehensive and rigorous package of online and group courses specifically for Economics-based admissions test 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 Cambridge, 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.

Check out these videos before you miss out!

FAQs

Q: I already have the online resources as part of the Platinum Online Bundle, so I don't need these again.
A: Not to worry, send us a message at support@stepmaths.co.uk with the order number of your previous bundle and we'll send you a way to purchase the bundle at a further discount of £150.

Q: What happens if I can't make one of the dates?
A: 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 if possible. Nonetheless, if you absolutely cannot attend, you will also have access to pre-recorded versions after each course has taken place. If practical, we also intend to record parts of the workshops. Please note that we are not able to share a recording of the interview group course.

Q: Who is the Cambridge Economics Mastermind aimed at?
A: The Mastermind is for students who are aiming for 2022 entry or deferred entry in 2023.

Q: Is the Cambridge Economics Mastermind for me?
A: 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. To be successful, students will need to spend several hours each week on independent study, a level of commitment that is required of all students. 

More about our tutors

You can’t get a world-class standard of education from just anyone. 

All of our tutors go through an intensive selection process, allowing us to handpick the true experts in their field. All of our tutors:

  • Have first class degrees from Oxford or Cambridge, or are on course to get one, or hold a PhD from a Russell Group university 
  • Are put through multiple rounds of interviews
  • Must deliver successful sample lessons
  • Can communicate complex ideas efficiently and engagingly
  • Are further coached in tutoring techniques
"The tutors are really friendly and helpful, but also highly knowledgeable, meaning that they can easily see where you were going in your thinking, and show you how to alter it to tackle the questions better.–Lota
"The tutors' explanations are a good balance between hints to nudge me forward without giving away the answer, useful interventions when I'm stuck, and full explanations at the end of each question." –Owen

What could you achieve?

Did you know..?
Oxbridge graduates earn, on average, £400,000 more in their lifetimes than graduates from non-Russell Group universities.

 
Not just the emblematic gold-standard of education, an Oxbridge degree maximises your chances of career and grants you an immediate advantage in the workforce.

Here at The Oxbridge Formula, we won’t just be preparing you for university. The intensive interview practice and personal statement writing help we offer will provide you with the essential skills you’ll need in higher education and beyond.
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