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Transition Year

Transition Year

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Transition Year is a one year programme between Junior and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge between the two, facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning required for Senior Cycle.

The aims of the programme are three fold:

  1. Education for MATURITY with emphasis on social awareness & increased social competence
  2. Education through experience of ADULT & WORKING LIFE as a basis for personal development & maturity
  3. Promotion of general, technical and academic SKILLS with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.

The outline programme of activity is below and full details can be viewed in this presentation.

Transition Year Programme

Each student has classes in the following:

Calendar Items

  • Work Experience/Community Service
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Significant Learning Days
  • Field Trips
  • Excursions
  • Retreats

TY Specific

  • Cookery
  • Meals on Wheels
  • First Aid
  • Pottery
  • GCSE PE, Mini-Company, Junk Kouture
  • Development Education
  • Science Club
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Social & Cultural Module
  • Log on, Learn
  • Driver Education

Subject Choices

  • Sciences - Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Classical Studies
  • Music
  • Accounting, Business, Economics
  • Art
  • Mandarin Chinese


  • Religious Education
  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • PE
  • French, Spanish
  • MOS (Microsoft Online Specialist)
  • RSE
  • Wellbeing

Other extra-curricular activities in Transition Year include:

  • TY Musical
  • Cultural Trips - China and Europe
  • American Exchange
  • Language Exchange Programmes
  • Public Access to Law

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