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Transition Year

The Transition Year (TY) is a one-year programme that forms the first year of a three-year senior cycle in many schools. It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. It is available to all second level schools and currently approximately 75% of schools offer the programme. Transition Year is optional for students in most schools including our own.

To promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to
prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.

Overall Aims
The following aims are interrelated and interdependent and are be strongly reflected in
the Transition Year programme:
1. Education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development including social
awareness and increased social competence.
2. The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on
interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
3. Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal
development and maturity.