Physical Education

Curriculum Leader:

  • Mr K McComb

Department Staff:

  • Mrs E Greenhalgh

About the subject:

The PE Department in St Joseph’s is a well-equipped, passionate environment focused on all pupils achieving success and enjoyment no matter their level.  Our indoor facilities boast a modern sports hall and gymnasium with our outdoor facilities featuring football, rugby and rounders pitches, four netball and tennis courts and athletics facilities.

The department prides itself on its ability to engage pupils with its rich and varied curricular and extra-curricular programme.  Male and female teams and athletes enjoy success across a range of sports at county, regional and national level.

KS3 Overview:

Pupils in years 7-9 participate in a range of activities in line with the National Curriculum’s areas of experience in competitive, creative, outdoor and adventurous and health related exercise activities.  Pupil’s opinions and choices are valued and listened to, with questionnaires used to ascertain popular activities delivered to each cohort.

KS4 Overview:

PE is a popular GCSE option in Key Stage 4, where pupils have an additional 5 hours of lessons per fortnight.  These are split between theory and practical lessons covering a range of anatomical, social and effectiveness issues relating to the world of sport, physical activity and PE.

Even if pupils do not select PE as a GCSE option, they will still participate in one hour a week, in a range of pupil led activities.


Exam Board: WJEC

  • Assessed via a 2-hour written exam as well as three practical activities