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The Cambridge Geography Admissions Assessment

A broad and demanding new exam. Tests your comprehension and analysis of texts, abstract problems, and graphical data.

Multiple choice and essay formats included. Overlaps with the challenging TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment). Adds a unique data interpretation section on top.

Our resources for the GAA will be made available this summer. See below for an example video!

Download FREE Sample Materials and Specification for the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)

Cambridge has just introduced the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment) as a Pre-Interview 120 minute exam. Section 1 is the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) – Problem Solving and Critical Thinking – plus Reading Comprehension – 80 minutes combined; Section 2 is Interpretation of Graphical Data (Essay) – 40 minutes.

Download the specification & sample materials to find out:

  • What is GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • Why does Cambridge ask for GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • How difficult is the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • What is the format of the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment) and what are the exam conditions?
  • How should I start preparing for GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?

What makes our GAA Courses special?

We are unique in offering comprehensive video resources for Problem Solving and Critical Thinking. Our innovative presentation style is carefully designed to make techniques for answering all types of question easy for you to follow and replicate.

We have carefully surveyed every type of question you could encounter and devised and explained a way for you to approach it. Even if you struggle with finding a way to start when faced with abstract problems, or if you find it hard to quickly extract the important information from written passages, we have patterns for you to follow so you can tackle any question.

GAA Online Subscription Area

Coming soon: online resources for every part of the GAA: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Interpretation of Data (Essay)

Example Video

Here is a sample question taken from Section 1 of the GAA (the Thinking Skills Assessment Section):

Extensive Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Video Solutions

– Get full video solutions to every existing GAA question and 10 years of TSA questions (Part A of the TSA is now GAA Section 1 Part 1)

Unique Presentation

– Critical Thinking paragraphs broken down visually in solution videos to make them easy for you to follow

Video Essay Guides

– Advice on planning your responses to GAA essay questions, plus example essay plans for past questions


Analysis of Question Types

– You’ll be shown explicit ways to tackle each kind of question: 7 main types of Critical Thinking question and 3 main types of Problem Solving question

Free Trial

– Free 24-hour trial so you can check that the explanations and materials resonate with you, before you get access to the full resource library

Comprehensive Resource

– Every type of question covered in detail – a resource you won’t find anywhere else


– Work at a pace you choose; skip questions you already understand to spend more time learning new skills

Early Bird Discounts

– Our early bird pricing rewards you for starting early and is available for as long as you need, in order to support you in preparing as best you can

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Total value £450

Standard price £249

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Happy students!
I find myself recognising all the different question types and using the techniques we were taught for them in past papers.
Henry M

Now, when I approach a question, I really understand how to break it down in the most logical way to get to the correct answer.

Emily S

I found following the video presentations much easier than staring at a paragraph and trying to understand it.

Kat M

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