Transition Year promotes the personal, social, educational and vocational development of the individual. It prepares the student for her role as an autonomous, participative and responsible member of society.
Transition Year places a heavy emphasis on learning from experience.
• Transition Year is focused on promoting maturity.
• The emphasis is on developing skills rather than on remembering facts.
• Students can follow and develop special interests.
• The Transition Year Programme offers students a broad variety of topics and subjects.
• The Transition Year Programme gets students out of the classroom and into other learning environments.
• Students can develop more independent study habits.
The following subjects are studied by all transition year students:
Irish, English, Maths, Religion, French or Spanish, Italian, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies (E.C.D.L.), Business, Nutrition and Life Style, Physics, Careers, Art, Drama, Childcare, Music, History, P.E., Justice and Peace, Team Building,
Road Safety, Mini Company and Young Social Innovators.
Students also participate in Social Projects, Work Experience, Community Involvement and Outings.
Transition Year provides students with the ideal opportunity to sample variety and
diversity in education. Through its emphasis on social awareness, academic skills and the working world, students emerge from transition year and embark on the Leaving Certificate Programme as more mature and responsible individuals.