CURRICULUM

CORE & OPTION SUBJECTS
The core subjects in Transition Year are Irish, English, Maths, Religion and P.E. Each student will also choose four option subjects.

MODULES
Throughout the year each student will complete nine modules. These may include Legal Studies, Dance, Theatre Make Up, Health & Beauty, Digital Literacy, Life Skills, Spanish, Road Safety, JPIC, Sign Language, Sports Science, Mandarin, Politics, Forensics and Substance Abuse. No books are required for these modules.

CLASS PROJECTS
Each class undertaked a year long class project such as Film Studies, Local History, Green Schools, SciFest and Digital Literacy Skills.

THURSDAY MORNING MODULE
On a Thursday morning the students choose to partake in one of a number of year long modules. These modules are Drama, Junk Kouture, and School link. The Transition Year production this year is "High School Musical". The show is running from Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd March.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Transition Year involves three weeks work experience. Students are encouraged to find work experience in areas that are of interest to them as a possible future career. If possible the student should try to acquire three different work placements. It is very important that students start looking for their work experience during the summer holidays and not leave it until September. Work Experience will take place during the three weeks prior to the February midterm break. The dates for next year are: Monday, 28th January to Friday, 15th February 2019.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMMES
We provide a number of optional programmes to the students in Transition Year. These may include a trip to an adventure centre, a photography workshop, a driving course, Gael Linn course and the Public Acces to Law course. Sports coaching courses may also be available.

There is also many opportunities for students to get involved with specific TY events and committees throughout the year e.g. Fundraising Committee, Photography Committee, TY Blog, & Sports Committee.

ASSIGNMENT RECORD SHEET
An Assignment Record Sheet is required to be completed by each student when submitting thier work for subjects and modules.
Click here for an Assignment Record Sheet.