The Society is delighted that AS Level geography entries increased by 16.9% to 55,958 in 2014.
The data from UK exam boards and published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) show for the first time the impact of the introduction of the EBacc, a GCSE performance measure in England, on post 16 subject choices. While AS entries for all EBacc subjects increased this year, the rise in geography is the largest.
At A Level, geography entries saw a small increase of 0.7% to 33,156 in 2014. The effect of the EBacc will not be seen on A Levels until 2015.
These increases, as reported by the DfE, show the continued popularity of geography in schools and recognition of its status as a facilitating subject. They also reflect positively on the continuing work of teachers to promote the value of geography in their classrooms, and on the support they receive from subject bodies such as the Society, which provides strong support in terms of resources, CPD training, careers guidance and networks.
Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).
26 November 2018
Last month we held an introductory workshop for early career medical professionals about expedition and wilderness medicine.
3 October 2018
Drawing on a lifetime exploring British landscapes, Nicholas will describe how we have modified our habitat since the tundra thawed 12,000 years ago and why we should value our island story.
10 October 2016
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