What is Transition Year?
Transition Year is a distinct one year programme taken after the Junior Certificate and before a Leaving Certificate Programme. The overall mission of the Transition Year Programme is “To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society” (Department of Education and Science Guidelines).
Transition Year offers students a broad educational experience and provides a bridge to help students take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making. We encourage our Transition Year students to participate in learning experiences which are active and experiential. This aids our students to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
Aims of the Transition Year Programme
The overall aims of the Transition Year Programme
1. Education for maturity with an emphasis on personal development including social awareness and increased social competence,
2. The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning,
3. Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.
The following is a list of subjects which students may study in Transition Year for the entire academic year or as a module:
Core Subjects: Irish, English, Maths, History, P.E., Enterprise,
Modules: Languages, Science, Home Ec, Building, Alpha student Leadership, Music, SPHE, Development Education, Information Technology, Social development, Design and Communications Graphics.