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Transition Year
Transition Year is a one year programme which provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from Junior to Senior Cycle.  We have devised a programme which encourages the personal and social development of students. It also helps to prepare them for the Leaving Cert Programme , further study and adult and working life. Students undertaking the Transition Year Programme will undertake an intensive curriculum over the course of the academic year.  This will include a 'hands on' approach in many areas.  Examples of the activities and subjects that may be carried out are as follows:
  • English
  • Career Education

  • Drama

  • Work Experience

  • Media Studies

  • Art, Craft & Design

  • Gaeilge

  • Technology

  • Mathematics

  • Business Studies

  • French

  • Mini Company

  • German

  • Physical Education

  • Science



  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Forensic Science

  • Global Business Challenges

  • Exchanges

  • Leisure Studies

  • Coaching Courses

  • School Bank

  • Toastmasters

  • Computer Studies

  • Self-Defence

  • Religious Education

  • European Studies

  • Life Skills

  • ECDL

Sample Calendar of Activities


The school recognizes that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning process – assessment and certification within Transition Year is school-based. Student will undertake continuous assessment including group work, individual presentations, projects, written and aural/oral class tests. Subject reports will be sent home after Christmas and again in the Summer.  Student reflection on their own learning is encouraged through engagement with a student e-Portfolio which students must present at an end of year interview with the TY coordinator.




The overall certification of the TY option involves a Credit System where students earn credits in their subjects, activities and reflections throughout the year.  They may achieve an award of Distinction (80%), Merit (60-79%) or Participation (below 60%). See sample credit system below

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