Curriculum and Syllabus

Phase 1 Physical Education in Senior Cycle

Schools can apply to the Phase 1 selection process from 11 December 2017 – 16 January 2018

Two new curriculums for physical education at senior cycle will be introduced from September 2018:

  1. Leaving Certificate Physical Education (optional subject for examination in the Leaving Certificate)
  2. The Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework (not for examination).

Phase 1 of the implementation process will involve a small cohort of schools who have the capacity to introduce Physical Education as a Leaving Certificate subject and/or the Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework in September 2018.

Schools can apply by completing the Phase 1 School Selection survey. The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018.

It is anticipated the Phase 1 cohort of schools will be selected and notified by the end of January, 2018.

The specification for Leaving Certificate Physical Education and the Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework can be viewed on www.curriculumonline.ie

Phase 1 School Selection Survey

The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018. It is anticipated the Phase 1 cohort of schools will be selected and notified by the end of January, 2018.

Department Circular 0080/2017 - Physical Education in Senior Cycle

The letter sent to all schools on week commencing 11 December 2017 inviting schools to apply for the Phase 1 selection process.

Update 15 June 2018: This page is currently being updated

Leaving Certificate Physical Education - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Information on selection criteria, school requirements to take up Physical Education at Senior Cycle etc.