The GA has published a detailed analysis of geography GCSE results for the summer 2022 exams.
Following disruption to exams during 2020 and 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year sees a return to external GCSE examinations. However special arrangements were still in place to give GCSE candidates some degree of optionality within the examinations.
In terms of exam entries, geography saw the second largest growth in entries, up 2.7% to 289,351 following sustained increases over recent years. Geography remains the sixth most popular subject in the top ten highest entry subjects for the third year in a row.
The geography exam entries in England are evenly distributed across the major regions and the subject is slightly more popular with males than females, with a ratio of 54:46.
GA Chief Executive Alan Kinder said,
‘On behalf of the GA, I would like to extend our congratulations to students, teachers and schools across the country for their achievements in this year’s GCSE examinations.
‘Following a period of disruption to education not seen for generations, the determination to succeed shines through in these results. We wish the students all the very best in the future, secure in the knowledge that geography will help them shape that future in so many ways.’