Children Should Not Stop Playing Sport in Run Up To Exams As It Has No Impact on Results

Jim Kelly
May 11, 2019
Children Should Not Stop Playing Sport in Run Up To Exams As It Has No Impact on Results
By Camilla Turner, Education Editor The Telegraph
Parents should not stop children playing sport in the run up to exams because it has no impact on results, a new study suggests.
 
Taking part in competitive team games in the run up to GCSE and A-level exams will have no negative effects on a teenager’s grades, according to research commissioned by The Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).
 
The study analysed the GCSE results of 1,482 male and female students from 19 independent schools, and examined the effect that participation in sports such as badminton, cricket, hockey, netball, rugby and tennis had on their results.