Transition Year Programme

Coordinator: Mr A.Curran

The Transition Year Programme is a unique one-year programme that promotes the personal, social and educational development of students and prepares them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. Transition Year is an optional year after the Junior Certificate.

Coláiste Mhuire designs its own Transition Year programme, within set guidelines, to suit the needs and interests of our students. As well as classroom work, sampling subjects, project work and assignments, the TY students take part in lots of out of school activities throughout the year, for example:

  • School Musical Oliver
  • Paris Trip
  • Spanish Exchange
  • Ploughing Championships
  • Outdoor Pursuits trip
  • Young Social Innovators
  • Build a Bank
  • An Gaisce – President’s Award
  • Drivers Education Programme
  • First Aid Course
  • Cycle against Suicide
  • Work Experience placements
  • Future Leaders Programme
  • Ice Skating
  • Safe Pass
  • Road safety awareness programme
  • Delphi and Dunmore Outdoor activity centres
  • Tramore surfing
  • Nursing home Christmas visit
  • Padraig Pearse Museum visit
What is the Purpose of the Transition Year Programme?
  • An extra year to mature before making subject choices for Leaving Certificate;
  • An opportunity to experience a wider range of subjects;
  • Develops critical thinking and independent learning skills;
  • Prepares student for life and the world of work;
  • Work experience is an integral part of the programme;
  • Greater participation in extra-curricular activities;
  • Greater opportunities for fostering creativity, initiative and leadership;
  • Students get involved with community service;
TY Programme at Coláiste Mhuire
  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Maths
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Work Experience
  • PE
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Young Social Innovator
  • Enterprise
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • ICT
  • 3D Modeling

There is no state examination at the end of Transition Year. Assessment is carried out on an ongoing basis and can include:

  • Summative assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Written, practical, oral and aural assessment
  • Report of work experience
  • Projects, portfolios and exhibitions of work
  • Pupil TY journal recording personal progress
  • Records of skills and key competencies attained

Transition Year Gallery