Local Schools Introduce PE as Leaving Cert subject

Two local schools have been chosen to introduce PE as a Leaving Cert subject.

Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore and Coláiste Íde agus Iosaef Abbeyfeale, are among 80 schools in Ireland who will have physical education as a Leaving Cert subject.

Students will begin studying PE this September, with the first exams taking place in 2020.


The subject will be assessed in three strands, a physical activity project worth 20% of the final marks, a performance assessment worth 30%, and finally a written exam worth 50%.