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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Physical Education


KS3 Overview

Physical Education is part of a wider process of education.  It provides a planned and rich experience in physical activity.  The areas of understanding which we promote are aspects of the ‘Holistic Child’.

All students should be catered for to enable them to become more:-

  • Skilful
  • Fitter
  • Self-motivated
  • Safe
  • Independent Thinkers
  • Increase confidence and self esteem

*Self-assessment – Pupils will be encouraged to assess themselves and others in all aspects of the P.E. Programme especially in junior school.

Our role as teachers is to prepare pupils for Physical Education and encourage effective use of LEISURE TIME OUTSIDE SCHOOL.  Our aim is to aid their personal development and henceforth nurture their physical & psychological well-being ‘P.E. for all’.

KS4 Overview

Physical Education is compulsory throughout St. John the Baptist’s College from 11 – 16 years of age.  At Key Stage 4 Heath Related P.E. is the only compulsory element on the curriculum. The P.E. Department also cover a wide range of activities during the P.E. lessons such as: Aerobics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Creative Dance, Gaelic football, Hurling, Minor Games, Netball, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

Pupils choosing to undertake the GCSE in Physical Education will follow a comprehensive course over two years.  This course provides a sound basis for further study of Physical Education and related study at a more advanced level.

The course is assessed through a combination of one written examination paper together with two internal assessments of pupil performance.

Pupils can also access two occupational vocational courses in Running a Leisure Event and Sports Leadership which is equivalent to 1 GSCE. This course is complete in Year 11 and pupils can study the GCSE PE in Year 12.


30th May 2018
28th Feb 2018
SJBC competed in the annual year 8 Vista Netball tournament where they emerged victorious....
2nd Feb 2018
St John The Baptist's College pupil Hannah Mullin (8BL) has been competing in this...
6th Dec 2017
On Monday and Tuesday we had the pleasure of hosting a large number of Primary 7...
12th Oct 2017
Year 9 and 10 girls competed in a Futsal competition and where only defeated once. ...
27th Sep 2017
Local primary schools took part in our Gaelic blitz today. They were: St Mary's,...