Physical Education: Sixth Form Students Visit Brighton Uni Labs


As part of their BTEC Sport and A Level Physical Education courses, twelve Upper Sixth students from Bede’s visited the University of Brighton Sports Science Laboratory in Eastbourne last week.

The pupils volunteered to take part in three physical fitness tests including the Wingate Test, a Blood Lactate Test and a VO2 Max Test, with the Sports Science Laboratory collecting data to inform the students’ studies into physical performance.


“With the high calibre of our aspiring athletes – which include a number of County and England sportsmen and women – we hope that the tests prove as useful for the University as they do for the Sixth Formers,” explained Bede’s Head of Physical Education Mary-Jane Newbery.

“The results and the very procedures used in the tests will help to inform the pupils’ Lab Report task for Unit 2 of the Physical Education BTEC in the case of our Level 3 BTEC students and will inform the ‘Theory for Exercise Physiology’ module’s fitness testing demonstrations for our A2 Physical Education pupils,” Mrs Newbury continued.


“The classes and I are very grateful that the academics at the Sports Science Lab were so generous with their time, and would like to thank the University of Brighton for continuing to enable the next generation of sports scientists to benefit from their state of the art facilities.”


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