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TRANSITION YEAR

CURRICULUM

ACTIVITIES
Core subjects such as Maths, English and Irish remain stable and offer both further studies and and remediation to students. Taster subjects include arts, practical and technical subjects. Students experience the world of work through two separate two-week work experiences ranging from business, creative, caring and legal professions. Visits to Third Level Colleges are an integral par of the whole programme. Activity modules offered to students include Driving Awareness, Law, Horse-riding, Dance and Golf. Each term has a highlight focus, which includes a Drama Production and an Organised Event, a European Tour and a Final Exhibition of Work which includes an Awards Ceremony. Students are encouraged to personally develop through extra-curricular activities such as sport and Gaisce Awards. The Programme is concluded with a personal Interview where each student has the opportunity to present their portfolio of work gathered throughout the programme.


AIMS
The aims of Transition Year are:
1 To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of students.
2 To prepare students for their role as automonous, participative and responsible members of society.
3 To enable students to take a greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making.
4 To help students to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
5 To prepare students for the world of work.
6 To enable students to develop basic competencies in key areas according to their individual needs, including remediation where appropriate.
Each year takes on its own character and evolves in its own way, depending on the strengths and interests of the students. Transition Year can offer this flexibility in a way no examination class can. The more effort pupils make, the more they gain. The year is an opportunity to see core subjects as relevant to life.

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