Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework (SCPE)

SCPE aims to encourage learners’ confident, enjoyable and informed participation in physical activity while in senior cycle and in their future lives. The Framework is structured around six curriculum models. Each model provides a detailed map, including a rationale, planning, implementation and assessment guidance, all of which can be used in the design of a physical education programme in senior cycle.

The models are

  • Health-related physical activity
  • Sport education
  • Contemporary issues in physical activity
  • Adventure education
  • Personal and social responsibility
  • Teaching games for understanding

The framework builds on students’ prior learning in primary PE, and junior cycle PE short course and Junior Cycle Physical Education Framework (JCPE).

The Framework for SCPE is available here.

The official launch of the Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework took place on the 10th April 2018. Dr. Deborah Tannehill, Emeritus Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick


Check out video exemplification of each of the models in practise here.