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Adam Groff is one of the main characters in Sex Education. He is portrayed by Connor Swindells.

He is the former headmaster's son who bullied Eric. He has a tense relationship with his father.

Early Life[]

Adam grew up as the son of the school's headteacher, living under his father's strict rules, being often compared to his sister, who was according to him "more diligent, reliable, and resilient" than Adam.

Throughout the Series[]

Season 1[]

In Season 1, Adam is the school bully. He is dating Aimee, but doesn't seem to enjoy hooking up with her. Adam beats up Eric Effiong on a regular basis, until eventually he realizes he is sexually attracted to Eric and he gives him a blow job.

Adam has a very bad relationship with his father and they fight often. His father sends him to military school at the end of the season.

Season 2[]

In Season 2, Adam gets kicked out of military school as he accidentally walked in on two of the guys there wanking each other off. Even though he told them that he won't tell anybody, both of them planted drugs in his bed and reported it to the Commander. He then took the fall and later took it back as he didn't want to return home, but gets denied even though the Commander knew that it wasn't his drugs. His dad gets him a job at the local pharmacy. He continues his flirtation and secret relationship with Eric, until Eric decides that he can't be with someone who is ashamed of himself. Adam tries to improve his personality throughout the season, by making small talk with people and even a new friend, Ola. At the end of the season, he eventually confessed his love to Eric at the school play.

Season 3[]

In season 3, We see Adam and Erics relationship develop further. He also discovers how to speak about his feelings in further depth, and tries to put more effort into his schoolwork. He went on a double date with Otis and Ruby, and eventually made friends with Ruby as they both had a mutual interest with Keeping up with the Kardashians. Later on in the season, we see Eric kisses another guy at Nigeria for his aunts wedding, which when revealed to Adam, leaves him heartbroken. The two break up, however Adam ends up coming out to his Mother and getting a recognition in a dog competition with his dog, Madam.

Relationships[]

Personality[]

Adam was known as a bully at Moordale; particularly of Eric Effiong. He at first appears to be a typical immature and impulsive bully, but it is made evident that he has a sensitive side. In season 1 this was voiced in the episode 1 testimony of Aimee, seen in his episode 1 and 7 moments of panic, and alluded to in his interactions with his mum. In season 2, Adam's sensitive side highlighted further, mainly through his interactions with his mum, Eric, and Ola.

Adam has self worth issues, evidenced by his reactions to his father. It is also shown in season 2 episode 6 when he tells Eric that he feels like everyone hates him, and season 2 episode 8 when he tells Ola that no one's said they were his friend before.

Adam is bisexual, this is revealed in season 2. He explores his identity further, as previously identifying as straight and then bi.

In season 3, his relationship with Eric develops and his character grows further. He learns to unlearn his more violent and anger prone tendencies and find healthier ways to express himself, such as punching a pillow with Ola. He struggles to vocalize how he’s feeling. Adam is a bit awkward with the new relationship but tries to be his authentic self. He is shown to be more compassionate, reaching out to Eric as he goes to Nigeria and developing his passion for dogs.

Appearances[]

Season One (8/8)[]

Season Two (8/8)[]

Season Three (8/8)[]

Quotes[]

Season 1[]

I wish I could be a normal kid, with a normal dick, and a normal dad.
— Adam to Otis[src]

Season 2[]


Trivia[]

  • He is the fourth character in the show to appear on screen.
  • Adam is quite knowledgeable about the Kardashians as he watches the reality show with his mother.[2]

Gallery[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

References[]

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