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A Level results published this morning by the Joint Council for Qualifications show sustained growth in the number of students sitting the examinations in geography.

38,264 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland sat A Level geography this year (37,443 in 2022 and 34,960 in 2019), demonstrating geography’s enduring popularity and continued importance as a subject that provides young people with knowledge and skills that are rewarding personally and professionally.

The Society’s Director, Professor Joe Smith, said: “I’d like to extend my congratulations to all the students receiving their geography A Level results today. I am delighted to see that geography’s relevance for today’s changing world continues to be recognised by students, as well as their teachers, parents and carers.

“I would encourage these students to continue their geography studies at undergraduate degree level or sustain their engagement with geographical knowledge in extracurricular activities. Geographers work in a huge range of fields and their skills make them sought-after employees, with above average graduate employment and salary prospects. Geography as an undergraduate subject, or continuing geographical practice in day-to-day life, is enduringly relevant and will help those beginning on their career journey to address the environmental, societal and economic issues we all face.”

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