Skerries Community College

Transition Year

Transition Year is an optional one-year, school-based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. The Transition Year programme is conducted according to Department of Education and Skill’s Guidelines.

The Transition Year offers students an opportunity to engage in independent, self-directed learning; to develop a broad range of skills, and to mature and develop without the pressure of a state examination. It also caters for the student’s personal and social development with particular emphasis on increasing maturity and self-confidence.

Work Experience is a very important element of the Transition Year programme. Students undertake work experience over three weeks during the year. This experience will support students in making more informed choices about their subject selection for the Leaving Certificate and also for possible future career paths.

AIMS OF TRANSITION YEAR:

  • —TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR ADULT AND WORKING LIFE
  • —TO DEVELOP AWARENESS OF WORK AND THE WORKPLACE
  • —TO DEVELOP PUPILS SELF CONFIDENCE AND PERSONALITY
  • —TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SPECIFIC AREAS OF WORK

 

Curriculum


CORE SUBJECTS:

  • —Irish
  • —English
  • —Mathematics
  • —French
  • Spanish
  • —Religion
  • —Physical Education
  • —Pastoral Care
  • —Work Studies

MODULE SUBJECTS:  

Modules are of 15 weeks duration and may include the following:

  • —Business & Legal Studies
  • —Road Safety
  • —Science (Project)
  • —ICT (Project)
  • —Technology
  • —Dance
  • —Geography
  • —History
  • —Media Studies
  • —Music
  • —Public Speaking
  • —Economics
  • —Sports Science
  • —Home Economics
  • —Technical Graphics
  • —Chemistry
  • —Biology
  • —Physics
  • —Film Studies

Modules may vary from year to year depending on resources available.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • —2 Weeks of Work Experience in February
  • —1 Week of Work Experience in May

COMMUNITY WORK - Carried out throughout the academic year

  • —Meals on Wheels
  • —Care in the Community
  • —Charity Collections
  • —Friends of the Elderly