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Aim and Objectives


The aim of the senior cycle physical education framework is to encourage learners’ confident, enjoyable and informed participation in physical activity while in senior cycle and in their future lives.


The objectives of senior cycle physical education are to support learners in

  • developing confidence, competence and creativity in a range of physical activities
  • participating in physical activity both inside and beyond school
  • examining the value of physical activity in different contexts
  • understanding and committing to physical activity which develops health-related physical fitness
  • undertaking different roles in physical activity
  • demonstrating responsible social and personal behaviour in physical activity, including respect for self and others
  • acting as informed participants in physical activity.