GCS has been selected by the Department of Education to deliver Physical Education as a Leaving Certificate subject from September 2018. We are one of just 65 schools nationwide who have been selected to pilot the programme in our school. Just like all other Leaving Certificate subjects, students taking PE as a subject will compete for a maximum of 100 points. Physical Education will be assessed as follows: 50% theory, 50% Practical ( 20% for a Physical Activity project and 30% for a performance assessment in a sporting area within the specification).  Theory content will include planning for optimum performance, promoting physical activity, ethics and fair play, technology, media and sport, gender, business and enterprise in sport as well as other sport science topics. We are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity to incoming 5th year students. Full specification can be found on curriculumonline.ie @ http://curriculumonline.ie/Senior-cycle/Senior-Cycle-Subjects/Physical-Education/Physical-Education-Introduction