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TMUA for Maths students?

Hi, I'm applying to university for an undergraduate maths degree this October. I am already taking STEP and AEA. Is TMUA worth doing, and if so how do I sign up?
TMUA is designed to be easier than MAT and STEP in terms of question difficulty. It's also taken before A-levels unlike STEP/AEA, so you might have your offers reduced/admissions test part of the offer fulfilled going into A-level exams, which you might feel takes off some pressure. TMUA is administered by Cambridge Assessment, so the centre that registered you for STEP should also be able to register you for TMUA.

AEA's usefulness has dwindled a bit (STEP/MAT/TMUA having become the standard tests) but since it's pretty accessible to people getting high grades in A-level maths and you're doing STEP, I doubt it will distract much from your preparation.
(edited 9 months ago)
Reply 2
OK thank you. I will look into taking TMUA. A reduced offer would be nice : )
Reply 3
If I'm away on the 18th of October is there any other way i could still sit TMUA
Even if TMUA isn't mentioned on the course's website, it can still be useful to get in to a university. For example, Lancaster University take TMUA test score into account for applications to Maths degrees.

-Kao (Lancaster Maths & Stats Student Ambassador)

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