Time to reflect on the Geography exam results for 2016:
(Table extracted from jcq.org.uk)
# GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year.
# Geography remains the 8th most popular subject at GCSE.
# Split by gender, male candidates totalled 129,496 (5.5% increase, 53% of all candidates) and the number of female candidates was 114,537 (8.8% increase, 47% of all candidates).
# The proportion of A* grades dropped from 9.2% in 2015 to 8.3%, which still compares favourably with the national average of 6.5% for all subjects.
# The proportion of A* – C grades dropped from 69.1% in 2015 to 66.3%, with the national average at 66.9% for all subjects.
# Geography has the smallest gender gap of all A level subjects, with just a .1% difference in uptake between girls and boys in 2016.
# Geography remains the 8th most popular subject at A level and the number of candidates in 2016 was 10.5% higher than in 2014. It has also become the 7th most popular subject at AS Level.
# Top grades (A*/A) were achieved by 26.2% of candidates, compared to 27.5% in 2015, with girls (31% at A*/A) out-performing boys (26.2% at A*/A).
# The overall pass rate (A*-E) for geography was 99%, which is slightly higher than the national pass rate for all subjects which remains at 98.1%.