The aim of the Transition Year Programme is “to provide the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students and prepare them for their role as autonomous and participative members of society”.
The Transition Year Programme (TYP) is a highly structured one year programme aimed at developing a more mature student ready for the demands of the Leaving Certificate programmes and further study or work.
We have devised our TYP to cater for the needs of our students and it will provide them with the opportunity to experience a wider range of educational experiences that will enhance both their academic and personal development.
It recognizes the need for students to grow independently and it encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
“There is growing evidence that students who have taken the Transition Year Programme are more self-reliant learners when they enter third level education than their peers.”
Curriculum for the Transition Year ProgrammeThe Four Core Subjects are:
3. French / German.
The TYP will involve the the following:
1. Life Skills.
2. Mini Company. Business/Craft/Catering/Computers
3. European Studies/Road Safety
6. Social Awareness
8. Computer Studies.
4 way Modules
1. Community Care.
4. Woodwork ( classes conducted at the CBS)
3 Way Modules
1. Film Studies
2. Health Education
3. Food safety 2 classes and Word-processing 1 class