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Sports Science Development Day

On Tuesday 7 March, Fifth and Sixth Form Physical Education pupils travelled to Bath University for a successful series of workshops based around fitness testing and data analysis.

Using the latest technology, pupils will now be able to interpret the data and apply this to forthcoming examination questions. The Fifth Form competed against each other all day, whilst the Sixth Form were able to take part in the top level of testing with gas analysis measurements revealing the moment when the switch between aerobic to anaerobic energy takes place.

Ben Munday (Upper Sixth, Harcourt), Alex Boardman (Upper Sixth, Vanbrugh) and Cam Müldür (Lower Sixth, Gascoigne) all performed excellently. Two students also produced data on a PWC power test, generating a 'watt' output. After 30 seconds of maximum cycling against a resistance, Sam Sweet (Upper Sixth, Queen Anne) and Freddie Holford (Lower Sixth, Feilden) could only produce about half of the rate produced of Chris Hoy Olympic cyclist.

 


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