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steve brace

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Rising numbers for geography at AS and A2
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:30:00 PM »
Hi - some very positive news released yesterday on the rising numbers of students taking geography at AS and A2 - and reflects very well on everyone's work to promote geography in the classroom.

At AS the subject had the highest percentage rise of all ('EBac') subjects with just short of a 17% rise and now c56K entries

At A2 the subject was one of the few to experience an increase with a 0.7% rise and over 33K entries (the only other A2 subject to increase were maths, further maths, chemistry and physics)

Full details available https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-level-and-other-level-3-results-england-2012-to-2013-revised and also reported in the Daily Mail today http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2709110/The-Michael-Gove-legacy-Surge-number-teenagers-studying-A-levels-history-geography-maths.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 

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Re: Rising numbers for geography at AS and A2
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 09:43:43 PM »
Good news indeed, numbers holding fairly steady for us at A level and rising at GCSE so fingers crossed a rise next year. 
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Re: Rising numbers for geography at AS and A2
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 05:58:45 PM »
Perhaps people already know, but highest increase of all subjects at GCSE too (19%) - see http://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/the-ebacc-effect-pushes-pupils-into-more-academic-subjects-thats-a-good-thing/