A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Sports Curriculum

St John's College Sports Curriculum

We support the government recommendation (in accordance with the latest National Curriculum revision) for pupils to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of physical education through each of the following four areas of experience.

Programme of study:

  • Health, fitness and well-being activities
  • Creative activities
  • Adventurous activities
  • Competitive activities

Learning across the curriculum

The revised curriculum identifies three areas of learning:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of Wales,
  2. Personal & social development and well-being,
  3. Awareness of the world of work.

Pupils will also be given opportunities to develop and apply the following across the Sports & PE curriculum:

  • Thinking
  • Communication
  • ICT
  • Number
  • Curriculum Cymreig (7-14) and Wales, Europe and the World (14-19)
  • Personal & social education
  • Careers and the world of work

Our Sporting Ethos

We aim to raise the standards of achievement in physical education and sport for all our students across the ability range leading to whole school improvement.

We believe this can be achieved through clear targets and standards:

  • High quality teaching
  • High expectations of achievement levels and behaviour
  • Sound curriculum organisation and planning
  • Well-defined systems of assessment, recording and reporting which is shared with the students
  • An extensive extra-curricular programme giving equality of opportunity.

We support the Government’s aspiration for all young people to have two hours high quality P.E. per week within and outside the curriculum. We believe that every pupil at St John's College has an entitlement to a comprehensive grounding in sport. We aim to give pupils the access and opportunity to achieve this. Every student has the prospect to integrate with other students of varying levels of ability and aptitude. Within every sporting activity we endeavour to foster an appreciation of all abilities, achievements, individual contributions and personal experiences that each of the students brings to the learning process in Physical Education.