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Alumni Henry France visits A Level PE students to talk about life after The Sixth Form

Date Posted: 09/02/2021 | Posted In: Student News

Last week, our first year A Level Physical Education students were virtually visited by Alumni: Henry France.

Henry recently completed his programme of study with us at The Sixth Form Bolton in 2019, where he studied: A Level Psychology, A Level Physical Education, and Vocational A Level Applied Science.

Henry did exceptionally well by the end of his academic career with us and started his journey to the university of Bath with a:

  • Grade A in A Level Psychology
  • Grade B in A Level Physical Education
  • D* in Vocational A Level Applied Science

He is currently working towards achieving his Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath, which was named ‘Sports University of the Year’ in 2019.

What did our students learn during Henry’s virtual visit?

Our students were able to see for themselves the amazing facilities used by Team GB and Team Bath, they were also able to gain an insight into some of the physiological and biomechanical testing that takes place in the research labs.

Henry kindly answered lots of questions from our students such as: 

  1. Do you recommend living away from home when at university?

Henry told our students that they should live away from home, if they can. As it has allowed him to make lots of new friends.

  1. What laboratory tests has Henry been able to carry out?

He has had the opportunity to carry out some drug testing in the labs using urine samples. Vo2 max testing and lactate sampling. 

  1. What do you think about the wider university experience and opportunities?

Henry informed our students that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time participating in the university football teams, and being a member of the northern society in the student union. He highly recommended getting involved in as many opportunities as possible as it will help them stand out from the crowd, when applying for highly competitive jobs.

Henry also informed our students that he started taking part in extra-curricular activities during his time with us, where he was also a part of the Honours Programme that is unique to The Sixth Form Bolton. Being involved in the Honours Programme provided Henry with a distinctive set of opportunities for academic development and gave him the competitive edge he needed when applying for the highest quality courses and the most prestigious universities in the country.

He then stayed online to be our first guest on the department podcast which you will soon be able to access. 

Henry’s Career Path

We are incredibly proud of Henry and how far he has come in such a short time, not only is he working towards a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise at a prestigious university but he is also working at Ashton United FC as a performance analyst and secured a placement with Hibernian FC next year to further his performance analysis career.

What does Henry study at the University of Bath?

Study in Bath

The Sport and Exercise Science MSci (Hons) is a 4 year course that develops your knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, and psychology. You will understand how humans’ function in sport, physical activity, and health environments.

The degree itself consists of three core strands:

  • Biomechanics – explores how humans create and control movement including athletes’ technique
  • Physiology – covers the structure, function, regulation, and performance of bodily systems
  • Psychology – examines the role of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in sport and exercise settings.

If you chose to study at the University of Bath, you will also cover topics such as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Motor control
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Research methods
  • Sports medicine
  • Strength and conditioning

Henry France Virtual Visit

These topics will all prepare you for your future, as graduates from the university of Bath are in demand by a wide range of employers. This includes sport science support, public health, exercise medicine and rehabilitation, sports management, sports coaching and development.

Are you interested in our A Level Physical Education Course?

If you are interested in taking an A Level in Physical Education here at The Sixth Form Bolton in September 2021, then you can still APPLY here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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