At TrekCo we have seen a big increase in enquiries for GCSE PE climbing course for all exam boards. The changes in GCSE PE imposed by the government have meant that from spring 2017 GCSE PE activities such as mountain biking, orienteering and mountain activities have been cut, and many schools are now turning to Rock Climbing as their main outdoor activity. Climbing is easy to set up, requiring  only straighforward equipment for outdoor companies to provide, and it is easy to see considerable skill development in a short period.

TrekCo offer two day rock climbing courses for PE, covering the criteria for all boards – AQA, OCR and Edexcel.

GCSE PE climbing can take place in Sussex at our base where we have a climbing wall as well as the local rocks to use in assessments, or in the Peak District where we concentrate our activities at one of the many gritstone outcrops, combined with climbing wall work if necessary. At either location we deliver all of the criteria specific to OCR, Edexcel or AQA.

All climbing equipment is provided of course – helmets, harnesses, rock boots, karabiners etc; and full instruction is given in every aspect. Instructors running this course will hold the SPA (Single Pitch Award) as a very minimum qualification, and will usually hold the MIA (Mountain Instructor Award). We set up scenarios so that you are able to gain all of the evidence you need for the exam board’s moderator – our instructors will help you with their previous experience of climbing courses and what other PE Departments have found useful.

Full details of our GCSE PE Climbing courses can be found at:  GCSE PE Climbing in Sussex and the Peak District