Geography GCSE numbers are at their highest for 16 years after increasing for the sixth consecutive year.
The 2017 GCSE results, published today by the Joint Council for Qualifications, show 245,964 students sat a geography GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Geography remains the eighth most popular subject at GCSE level.
Commenting on the sustained growth in popularity of geography at GCSE level, the Society’s Director, Dr Rita Gardner CBE, said:
“The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) would like to congratulate all the students who received their GCSE Geography results today.
“It is very heartening to see more students choosing to study geography and the continued popularity of the subject in schools. This reflects positively on the work of teachers to promote the value of geography in their classrooms and the fact that the subject plays an essential role in teaching students about the world’s peoples, places and environments, and the processes that bring about changes, locally and globally. It is such a vital subject in our world today.”
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