Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE)
Gaelcholásite Luimnigh is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application to the Department of Education and Skills to be included in the first phase of schools to offer Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) as an optional subject for examination and (SCPE ) Senior Cycle PE for all Senior Cycle students.
The LCPE will be introduced from September 2018 for fifth year students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. LCPE is an optional subject in which the students will study and are examined in, as part of the Leaving Certificate, with CAO points allocated accordingly. The new Leaving Certificate Physical Education examinable subject will have three assessment components:
- A physical activity project, (20%)
- A performance assessment (30%
- A written examination. (50%)
Sports psychology and skill acquisition techniques will be among the areas studied. Students also learn to use ICT in an ethical and responsible manner as an integral part of learning and assessment.
The selection of this Limerick ETB school is a testament to the high standards of teaching and learning taking place in its schools across the county. The benefits for the students as they continue their learning journey at Senior Cycle will be far-reaching: including improved health and fitness among young people; raising awareness of physical health; and increasing the range of subjects on offer.