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Amelie's Story

15-year-old gymnast Amelie Morgan has recently been selected for the British squad for the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships 2019.

Amelie is an experienced competitive gymnast having been in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Youth Olympics where she came second all-round and picked up silver and bronze medals. In 2019, Amelie transitioned to the senior ranks where she is now competing against Olympic stars such as Ellie Downie and Claudia Fragapane. At the English Championships Amelie won the all-round title and at the recent British Championships she medalled again with bronzes.

By homeschooling with Wolsey Hall, Amelie is able to juggle her extensive training and studies.

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“I am currently in year 11 so preparing for my IGCSE’s. Because of the heavy demands of my sport I am only taking 5 subjects: English Language, Maths, Co-ordinated Science, Geography and Spanish. I enjoy all of these subjects but Maths is my favourite, I have very limited time to study so this is a subject I feel I can get to grips with quite quickly.”

 

“I do have tutors for all the subjects as I don’t find learning just from text books is enough. But I love the flexibility of having all the syllabus at hand so I can study at my own pace. I am often away for weeks at a time either training or abroad in competition. I take my books and laptop and can fit in my study hours as my training schedule allows.”

“The course work is carefully spread out over the two year programme with assignments set after each topic. So far my grades have been really good and I am feeling hopeful for my IGCSE’s this May.”

“I am actually very lucky as my best friend and training buddy Phoebe also homeschools with Wolsey Hall. We generally train during the day and then when we have a break at lunch we study together, as we are both doing the same subjects.”

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“I have been doing Womens Artistic Gymnastics since the age of 5, and at 8 years old I earned a place on the National Squad. My training a week is upwards of 35 hours and homeschooling allows me the flexibility to train. Last year was probably the best year for me as I was selected for Junior Europeans where I came away with five medals!” 

“I have been offered a full-ride athlete scholarship to Berkeley University in California. As an academic university they have specific grade requirements. So although I only need 5 IGCSEs, I do need to achieve high grades and will also need to take 3 academic ‘A’ levels following this. I am looking forward to starting my A Levels with Wolsey Hall as this way of working really helps me in my sport.”

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