2016 A level results

Geography most gender equal A level subject

Geography has the smallest gender gap of all A level subjects, with just a .1% difference in uptake between girls and boys in 2016.

Overall there were 18191 female candidates and 18172 male candidates, totalling 36363, a slight decline of 832 (2.2%) compared to 2015 when geography experienced the largest subject increase at A level.

Geography remains the 8th most popular subject at A level and the number of candidates in 2016 was 10.5% higher than in 2014. It has also become the 7th most popular subject at AS Level.

Top grades (A*/A) were achieved by 26.2% of candidates, compared to 27.5% in 2015, with girls (31% at A*/A) out-performing boys (26.2% at A*/A).

The overall pass rate (A*-E) for geography was 99%, which is slightly higher than the national pass rate for all subjects which remains at 98.1%.

JCQ AS and A level 2016 data referenced on this page

Download: In depth analysis of AS and A level geography results


Go to the GCSE and A level results for geography page to view results and analyses from previous years.

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