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Children’s School Lives Study: Report 7

Children’s School Lives Study: Report 7

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Physical Education Framework

Physical education in senior cycle aims to develop the learner’s capacity to participate in physical education and physical activity in a confident and informed way. As a result of their learning in physical education, young people can increase their enjoyment, confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.

From September 2020, the new Framework will replace the existing guidelines set out in the Rules and Programmes for Secondary Schools. All senior cycle students must be provided with the opportunity to study Physical Education in some capacity.

This may be through the Leaving Certificate Physical Education specification or the Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework, or both.