Transition Year

TRANSITION YEAR

Transition Year is available in the Coláiste as an option.

The Transition Year Programme has become an integral part of the education process nationally. During the year students are given the opportunity and space to mature and develop at their own pace without the pressure of examinations. It gives them an insight into the world of work and most importantly, in line with the ethos of the Coláiste, it helps to build confidence and self-development through the involvement in activities such as drama, music and sport.

A NCCA (National Council for Curriculum & Assessment) survey has shown that students who avail of this maturing year have a big advantage in the Leaving Certificate over their peers who do the examination in five years.

The Transition Year courses, subjects and activities can consist of the following:

Mathematics Art Outdoor Pursuits Work Experience

English Irish French German

Science Music Photography S.P.H.E.

ECDL I.T. Debating Religion

In order to maintain the study ethos and academic focus, Transition Year students study elements of the Senior Cycle course