Physical Education

This section provides information on the developments in PE

NCCA developed a draft specification for a 135 hour PE programme at junior cycle. The draft specification went out for consultation in September 2021.


You can read the draft specification here

The background paper and consultation report for Junior Cycle Physical Education explores the development of the subject at junior cycle; highlights good practice at home and abroad; and uses evidence-based research to inform the revision of the specification.

Background Paper and Brief for the Review of Junior Cycle PE

PE Background Paper: Consultation Report

The PE Development Group consists of the nominees from a range of education stakeholders including teacher and management bodies, Department of Education and Skills, and the State Examinations Commission. The membership of the development group can be viewed here. Reports of development group meetings can be accessed below. 

Reports of PE Development Group meetings