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Congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level geography results today.
Published this morning, this year’s results show an increase in the number of students studying A Level geography in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – 37,443 students this year, compared to 35,268 in 2021, which is a 6.2% increase on last year's numbers.
Commenting, the Society’s Director, Professor Joe Smith, said:
“The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) congratulates all the students receiving their A Level geography results today, especially as this year’s cohort are the first since 2019 to sit exams and submit a non-exam assessment (NEA) as part of their course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The results are a testament to the students’ hard work and the support they received from their geography teachers and have built on 2021’s sizable rise in numbers of 16.8%. We are pleased to see this uplift and encourage these students to continue their studies at undergraduate degree level.
“In our post-pandemic world, the interconnected nature of social, economic, and environmental systems at the local, national and global scales have been thrown into sharp focus. Coupled alongside recent political upheaval in the UK are important issues such as the scarcity of water and extreme weather events due to climate change, the geopolitical impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis, as well as the collective impact of global food security and inequalities. Addressing these issues requires up-to-date knowledge about the world’s people, places and environments – which studying geography can provide.
“In addition, any students considering their next steps today should remember that undergraduate geography courses have some of the best student feedback in the National Student Satisfaction surveys. And geographers are sought after employees with above average graduate employment and good salary prospects.”
Learn more about why you should choose geography, and if you are considering a geography degree through university clearing, you can reapply for other courses at different universities that match your results.
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