Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE geography results today.
Published this morning, the results show that the number of students studying geography has risen by 3.5% from last year. 265,169 students sat the exam in 2019, the highest number in 18 years and the eighth successive annual increase, making geography the sixth most popular subject at GCSE level.
Former Society President, Sir Michael Palin, said: “I’m delighted to hear that the geography GCSE numbers have risen to a record high. This not only highlights the hard work of teachers and students, but must surely reflect the fact that a knowledge of geography is an essential tool in understanding the enormously consequential and dizzyingly rapid changes our planet is going through. Geography is the one subject that looks at the whole story.”
As choosing options for A Level draw closer, remember that if you want to better understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you. Watch our Choose Geography video above to get a better understanding of why you should #ChooseGeography.
Young Geographer membership
If you know someone celebrating their GCSE results, our Young Geographer membership is the perfect gift to celebrate their success.
Young Geographer membership has one to three year subscriptions available and starts at £46. Find out more about the benefits of being a Young Geographer.