The Transition Year Programme is an optional programme in Edmund Rice College Carrigaline. Students, and their parents, are given a presentation during third year about the TY programme in our school and all that it has to offer.
Transition Year is a one year school based programme between Junior and Senior Cycle.
It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle, to the more independent, self-directed learning required for Senior Cycle.
Transition Year aims to:
- Pathway for maturing young adults with emphasis on social awareness.
- Education through experience as a basis for personal development & maturity.
- Promotion of life skills, academic skills, and self directed learning.
- Foundation for Leaving Certificate study and exam preparation.
Academic benefits to Transition Year:
- Time to mature and develop.
- Space to reflect and plan.
- Develop new and different competencies.
- Prepare our young people for challenges facing them.
- Academic growth.
- Research shows that students who complete T.Y. have a higher success rate at Third Level.
- Research Skills.
- Informed Senior Cycle subject preparation.
- Multiple Intelligences.
- Study Skills / Learning Styles.
- Independent self-directed learning.
- Assessment /Self assessment
- Exploration of CAO choices /Course requirements.
Preparation for adult and working life:
- Self esteem/awareness / assertiveness
- Maturity /critical judgement
- Careers / Work experience /Work simulation
- Interviews –C.V. , Portfolios
- Technical skills
- I.C.T. skills /E.C.D.L
- Health Education
- Certification – Dept.of Ed./ School /Agencies.
TY Assessment and Examination:
- Two sets of formal House Examinations: November and May.
- All subjects are assessed with an exam or continuous assessment.
- Portfolio assessment and work experience.
- T.Y. Awards and Graduation Evening.
- ‘Assessment should be an integral part of the learning process in Transition Year not separate from it.” DES Guidelines.
Meanwhile, a general overview of the purpose of TY is available by clicking here.