Leaving Cert P.E. at Coolmine CS

February 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Coolmine CS has been selected as one of the 80 schools partaking in the first phase of the implementation of P.E. for senior cycle programmes. A total of 369 schools applied to participate, so we are delighted to have this opportunity. 

Students taking the new Leaving Certificate subject from September 2018 will sit the first Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) exam in 2020. The subject can be taken at both higher and ordinary levels. The new Senior Cycle Physical Education (SCPE) Framework, will provide a new modern curriculum for teachers to teach P.E. to all students at senior cycle.

Leaving Certificate Physical Education Specification

The specification for Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) will provide learners with an opportunity to study physical education for the Leaving Certificate examination, providing an additional optional Leaving Certificate subject.

The specification is presented in two strands.

Strand 1 Topics:

Learning and improving skill and techniques.
Physical and psychological demands of performance.
Structures, strategies, roles and conventions.
Planning for optimum performance.

Strand 2 Topics:

Promoting physical activity.
Ethics and fair play.
Physical activity and inclusion.
Technology, media and sport.

There are three assessment components in LCPE:

Physical activity project – 20%.
Performance assessment – 30%.
Written examination – 50%.

Options evening presentation_LCPE

LCPE-A summary of how it works