The Irish Times: Not so long ago, PE was seen by many students as the kind of optional subject that got in the way of proper subjects that yielded precious CAO points.
But the introduction of PE as a Leaving Cert subject, say teachers, is a game-changer. It is giving students with a love of sport a chance to excel in exams. And there is now a strong incentive for pupils to keep active right up to exam time.
Schools are warming up for the first ever Leaving Cert PE exam, which will take place in 2020.
Sixty-four secondary schools are piloting the new examination subject, which is due to be rolled out to all schools following the pilot phase. Read article