Seems rather more useful anyway:
More A levels in PE than French as pupils drop European languages
PE is now more popular than French at A level, a sign of the sharp decline in European languages being studied.
Only 8,713 candidates took French, this year’s results show, down 8 per cent in a year. In 1996 French was one of the most popular A levels, taken by 22,718 students. A total of 11,307 took PE this year.
After all, we’ve always found it more useful to thrash a Frenchman than speak to him. Enjoyable too.