(4th year | 10th class)
Transition Year (TY) is a one-year education programme available to students who have successfully completed their Junior Cycle education. TY offers a broad educational experience and helps students grow in maturity and take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making before proceeding to the Senior Cycle.
The modular structure of the TY programme allows students to experience a wide range of extracurricular activities in addition to their academic subjects. The programme also offers considerable emphasis on outward bound experience, career guidance and future subject choice, together with a wide range of expeditions.
Throughout the Transition Year students have the opportunity to engage with invited experts in the fields of film studies, health and nutrition, self-defence, work organisation and time management, business, finance and conflict resolution.
Core subjects: English, German, Irish, Mathematics, Computer Studies,
Core choice subjects: Students select either French or Business Studies
Modular choice subjects: History, Geography, Art, Religion, Sport, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Health Studies, Conflict Studies, Irish Studies.
Non-academic block modules: Horticulture, Art, Drama, Cookery, Sport/Self Defence/Dance, Debating, Public Speaking, Transition Year Magazine, Young Scientist Project, Mini Company, Schools Across Borders, Young Social Innovators, Film Studies.
In addition to the above, TY students take part in charity work, team tasks, adventure trips and work experience. They are also required to keep a portfolio of events and tasks completed.
The Transition Year German language programme is enhanced through subjects such as Internationale Geschichte and Landeskunde and a three-week work experience exchange in Hamburg.