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Linden Education Centre
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Physical Education and Sport

Our aim is to raise the awareness, knowledge and abilities of all students, in relation to the health and social benefits of sport. We want to achieve this by offering as full a range of sports as possible to both KS3 and KS4 pupils. The centre provides facilities for a number of sports, however we also use offsite providers and facilities to assist and increase the range of sports we can offer:

These include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Touch Rugby
  • Health Related Fitness, Circuits and Weight Training
  • Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Indoor Cricket

Our ultimate goal is for all students to enjoy sport and exercise, and equip them with the skills to maintain an active lifestyle into adulthood.

The centre now offers various qualifications in Physical Education to KS4 pupils, including:

AQA - GCSE Physical Education Full Course and Short Course

GCSE Physical Education provides students with the knowledge and understanding of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to make informed choices about their own physical development. Students can choose from a variety of roles and activities in which to participate in physical activity.

Students will learn how to analyse and evaluate performance and suggest effective plans for improvement.

Edexcel - BTEC Level 1 Sport and Active Leisure

This qualification is designed to help learners understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sports industry, which they'll be encouraged to demonstrate through participation in a wide range of sport and active leisure activities.

Units include:

  • How the Body Works
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness Activities
  • Planning Own Fitness Programme
  • Managing your Health at Work

Prince’s Trust – XL CLUB

The centre also offers the Prince’s Trust XL Club to KS4 pupils, XL clubs help 13 to 19-year olds to develop the skills and confidence they need to reach a positive future, through relevant, engaging and informal learning.

The xl club course is split into five modules:

  • Personal and social development: Working in small groups, we encourage the young people to get to know each other and share their experiences
  • Life skills: Gives young people the tools they need to handle a range of relevant life situations through engaging, interactive sessions
  • Community project: Discover what opportunities there are in the local community and work as a group to make a change
  • Enterprise project: Group’s skills are put to the test to lead a project that allow them to set up a mini enterprise and make a profit
  • Preparation for work: Explore career opportunities and help the group find the information they need to get to where they want to be

How the XL Club helps young people:

  • Re-engages learning
  • Improves attendance
  • Develops personal and social skills
  • Improves engagement in school
  • Improves behaviour in school
  • Develops confidence
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