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‘Cambridge GAA’ Preparation Courses 2021

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.

Download FREE Guidebook and Sample Materials 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 the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • Why does Cambridge ask for the 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 the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?

Geography Admissions Assessment Tutoring Course

What does STEPMaths provide to help you with GAA?

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

Online resources for the GAA: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Essay Writing

Example Videos

Extensive Section 1A Video Solutions

– Get full video solutions to every existing GAA Section 1A question and 7 years of TSA and BMAT questions (GAA Section 1 is taken from the TSA)

Unique Visual Presentation of GAA Questions

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

GAA Essay Guides

– Video guides to demonstrate exactly what a GAA essay should look like and its structure, plus detailed video essay plans for all past paper questions

Extensive Additional Practice

– Selected Problem Solving and Critical Thinking questions from the BMAT for Section 1A practice, plus original GAA-style essay prompts for Section 2 essay practice, all with video explanations

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

– We are confident you won’t find another resource like this. Give the free trial a go and see how broad the range of resources is.


– 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

Early Bird Option Pricing for GAA Online Subscription:

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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

Incredibly helpful! 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.
Nisha M

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Advice for Entire Admissions Process*
Video mock interviews, interview guidance, and personal statement advice

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BMAT Past Paper Solution Videos*
Every question from the last 5 years solved and explained in a video

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Analysis of BMAT and UKCAT*
Every kind of question in every section covered with tips and examples – includes essay guidance for BMAT

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