Lucy Cavendish has a small but dedicated Mathematics community, and recent undergraduates have excelled in all parts of the course.

The Cambridge undergraduate mathematics course, known as the Mathematical Tripos, is internationally renowned. Highly challenging but also equally rewarding, it is wide-ranging
and flexible, giving scope to students to determine their own work load and pattern. It offers
a springboard to success in a variety of sectors, including business, commerce, industry and academia.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • A* grades in both Maths and Further Maths A levels, or equivalent, are essential
  • Offers usually include grade 1 or above in the Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP) papers 2 and 3.
  • In the case of applicants from groups that are currently under-represented at Cambridge, or those who have had to overcome significant educational disruption and/or socio-economic disadvantage, A-level applicants may be made an offer which will be met if they achieve either A*A*A with at least grade 1 in STEP 2 and 3, or A*A*A* with at least grade 1 in just one of the two STEP papers taken.”

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.