Thanks for the current data. Are there any statistics available relating to the ability of students entered for geography by schools ? I'm interested in the national picture as to whether geography is an option subject open to all or if schools limit this choice in some way.
2016 GCSE results
GCSE geography experiences considerable uptake
GCSE geography entries increased by 7% with 15,958 more students choosing to study the subject compared to the previous year.
Despite an overall decline in the number of GCSE candidates and the majority of subjects experiencing a shortfall compared to the previous year, the number of geography candidates increased from 228,075 in 2015 to 244,033 in 2016.
This is the second largest full-course subject increase for GCSE subjects with over 100,000 entries from 2015-16.
Geography remains the 8th most popular subject at GCSE.
Split by gender, male candidates totalled 129,496 (5.5% increase, 53% of all candidates) and the number of female candidates was 114,537 (8.8% increase, 47% of all candidates).
The proportion of A* grades dropped from 9.2% in 2015 to 8.3%, which still compares favourably with the national average of 6.5% for all subjects.
The proportion of A* - C grades dropped from 69.1% in 2015 to 66.3%, with the national average at 66.9% for all subjects.
Table extracted from jcq.org.uk
Go to the GCSE and A level results for geography page to view results and analyses from previous years.
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