Transition Year

TY Tanagh Trip.

TY Tanagh Trip.

Ty Students enjoying everything Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre had to offer during their bonding trip on Wednesday the 22nd of September. Students took part in Kayaking Challenges, High/Low Rope Challenges, Team Building Exercises, Archery and the Slippery Slope...

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Ty All-In-One Cookery

Ty All-In-One Cookery

Transition Year students practising the all-in-one method making chocolate buns. Well done to all the TY students.

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TY Self Defence Classes

TY Self Defence Classes

TY students began their Self Defence classes last Monday 13th of September. Bobby Nolan from Black Dragon, Trim put our students through the various techniques needed in a Self Defence scenario. Classes will continue for eight weeks. .

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A unique programme that acts as a bridge between Junior and Leaving Cycles.

What is Transition Year?

  • This is a unique one year programme for students aged 15/16.
  • It provides a bridge to enable students to make the transition from Junior to Senior cycle.
  • It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence.
  • Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate programme, further study and adult and working life.
  • The type of student to which Transition year is best suited is one who is an all-rounder or who wants to explore and develop their abilities, whilst learning new skills within a structured environment.
  • The Transition Year programme is designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to discover their own talents, aptitudes, and abilities whilst developing skills and competencies within a well-defined academic structure.
  • It challenges pupils to accept responsibility for their own learning, to improve their performance in many core areas, explore new subjects, develop their own interests, and to evaluate their progress.
  • It also introduces pupils to the world of adult work with work experience for students one day per week
  • Please note that due to an ongoing process of evaluation, review, and improvement the curriculum is subject to change


Points to consider before deciding to do Transition year

  • Students have an opportunity to explore other interests and skills.
  • O.S.S. Developing other skill sets!
  • Students are older and more mature:

          (i)   doing the Leaving Cert

          (ii)  going to college

  • Students who do TY have a lower dropout rate at 3rd


Application Procedure

  • 24 places only (if one class).
  • Application form.
  • Interview
  • Third Year head consulted.
  • Participation in school life and school record considered.



What Boyne Community School Leaving Certificate students’ said about the programme?

  • I got to do subjects which I never did before which was class and helped me chose my subjects for the Leaving Cert
  • We visited DCU and learned loads about college
  • I made new friends because the class was small
  • Work experience helped me to mature
  • Going on trips and doing activities outside of school was brilliant



TY Programme Goals

  • Education for Maturity and Personal Development

  • Emphasis on Self-Directed Learning with focus on Process not Result!
  • Development of Social Conscience
  • Education through Experience of Adult and Working Life.


Subjects in TY

  • Core Subjects
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Science , Biology
  • Information Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Career Guidance


Sampling Subjects

  • Construction
  • Music
  • Religion
  • German (Language to be confirmed)


  T.Y. Specific Subjects

  • GAA Coaching Course
  • First Aid
  • Self Defence
  • Self-Development
  • Enterprise Education
  • Water safety/ lifesaving course
  • A.I. Coaching Course
  • Community Work


Other Areas Students Will Experience

  • Work Experience
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Social Awareness Programme
  • Day Trips – relevant to courses undertaken
  • Voluntary work
  • First Aid




Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning in T.Y. Students are assessed using a variety of methods:

  • Project Work
  • Written Assessments
  • Exhibitions
  • Self-Assessment
  • Peer Assessment
  • Presentations
  • Interview
  • Portfolio




Meas, Mórtas, Muintearas.

Respect for ourselves and others, pride in our work, and a sense of community.