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Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy

Learning without limits

Physical Education


PE is a popular subject at SJH with students enjoying a range of physical activities and sport. There is also a strong emphasis on extra curricular activities which take place throughout the year. School teams are successful at interschool and intercountry level. We have school teams in; netball, football, athletics, cross country, cricket, rounders, futsal, sportshal athletics.


The Team

Mrs K Joslin – Head of Physical Education
Mr A Ritchie – Teacher of Physical Education, Learning for Life Co-ordinator
Mrs M Taddeo – Teacher of Physical Education, Teaching Assistant
Mr D Warden – Assistant Headteacher, Teacher of Physical Education


Key Stage 3

In KS3 the curriculum is predominately practical. All students receive 2 hours of core PE. The areas covered are: Netball, football, hockey, rugby, handball, basketball, rounders, cricket, badminton, tennis, athletics, cross country, fitness, dance & gymnastics.


Key Stage 4

At KS4 students receive 1 hour of core PE each week. The students are given options to do the following activities: Netball, football, basketball, aerobics, fitness, rugby, badminton, benchball, athletics, striking & fielding and tennis.


There is an option to study PE at examination level, we offer 2 course:
GCSE PE – OCR 9-1 students will do 5 hours over a 2 week period.


The course is split into 3 element:

Practical = 30%
Coursework = 10%
2×1 hr examination = 60%


We also offer the OCR Cambridge National qualification in Sports Studies. This consists of following 4 modules split into:
Coursework 75%
Exam 25%


Twitter: @SJHPEDept