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Leaving Certificate Physical Education

The new Leaving Certificate Physical Education specification is now available

Overview


Leaving Certificate Physical Education is being introduced, on a phased basis, to schools in September 2018. 

The official launch of the subject took place on the 21st March 2018. Professor Mary O Sullivan gave the keynote address. A subject brochure is available outlining key aspects of the course.

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Leaving Certificate Physical Education 

The aim of Leaving Certificate Physical Education is to develop the learner’s capacity to become an informed, skilled, self-directed and reflective performer in physical education and physical activity in senior cycle and in their future life

Objectives

The objectives of Leaving Certificate Physical Education are to develop the learner’s 

  • performance in physical activity 
  • ability to reflect on performance in physical activity 
  • knowledge and understanding of the factors which influence performance and participation in physical activity 
  • appreciation of the benefits of physical activity for lifelong health and wellbeing
  • capacity to undertake different roles in physical activities 
  • understanding of the principles underlying ethical participation in physical activity

 

The aim of Leaving Certificate Physical Education is to develop the learner’s capacity to become an informed, skilled, self-directed and reflective performer in physical education and physical activity in senior cycle and in their future life.

The Specification for LCPE is available here.