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An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Senior Cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

Senior cycle SPHE aims to support learners in making informed choices for health and wellbeing now and in the future. The framework builds on students’ prior learning in primary and junior cycle SPHE.

The framework is built around five areas of learning:

  • Mental health
  • Gender studies
  • Substance use
  • Relationships and sexuality education
  • Physical activity and nutrition