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
- 24 places only (if one class).
- Application form.
- 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
- Science , Biology
- Information Technology
- Physical Education
- Career Guidance
- German (Language to be confirmed)
T.Y. Specific Subjects
- GAA Coaching Course
- First Aid
- Self Defence
- 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
- Peer Assessment
Meas, Mórtas, Muintearas.
Respect for ourselves and others, pride in our work, and a sense of community.