Beaufort College Navan wins the race to study PE – English

Monday, 26th February 2018

Beaufort College Navan is among the 80 secondary schools nationwide,
to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education
(PE) for Senior Cycle programmes and has been congratulated by local
T.D. and Minister Damien English.

The Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, and Meath West Fine Gael
T.D. welcomed the news saying: “I am delighted that Beaufort College
Navan is included in the pilot scheme for schools to study Physical
Education at Senior Cycle. This means Navan students will be among the
first in the country to take the Leaving Cert exam in PE.”

80 schools will implement either the examinable Physical Education
Leaving Certificate subject or the new Senior Cycle Physical Education
Framework which is not for examination, or both. It will be rolled out
to all schools from 2020 so all students in Meath will benefit from
this before too long.

“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 PE to all
students at senior cycle.

“The assessment process will have 20% going to a physical activity
project; 30% to performance assessment and 50% to a written

“The Fine Gael Government is taking physical education seriously for
the health of our nation and this announcement is part of the overall
Government focus on encouraging healthy living. We want to support
families and communities in Meath to make healthy choices. The
announcement is also a key commitment in Minister Richard Bruton’s
Action Plan for Education, which aims to make Ireland’s education and
training system the best in Europe by 2026.”


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