Starting Blocks

Starting Blocks is a JCPE book for Junior Cycle students. It has been written to support the development of a physically literate young person. It develops the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to facilitate students’ informed, confident and competent participation in physical activity and a commitment to lifelong engagement.

  • Full coverage of the Junior Cycle Physical Education specification.
  • Colourful and engaging content.
  • Numerous learning activities and Case Studies.
  • Information on how to develop the two Classroom-Based Assessments.
  • Encourages students to develop lifelong skills by being physically active. 
  • Written by experienced and practising JCPE teachers who understand the realities of teaching in the classroom and in the sports hall. 

Chapter opening pages

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Chapter opening pages show teachers at a glance which Learning Outcomes are covered.

Class Based Assessments

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Information on how to complete the Classroom-Based Assessments.

Skills analysis and reflection

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Students can track their understanding using Skills Analysis and Reflection.