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1 Transition Year Programme 2013/2014

2 Transition Year Programme Benefits ESRI report: TY students get 40-45 more points in LC Informed Choices Broaden Skills Set Independent Learning Varied Learning Remediation Concerns Not for everyone Not Year 1 of a three year Leaving Cert A lot of the onus on student –Self directed Homework/Projects Different Base Classes

3 Transition Year Programme Course Layers

4 Transition Year Programme Core Subjects (2013/2014) Mathematics4 periods English4 Gaeilge4 Language4 Religious Education2

5 Transition Year Programme Subject Sampling (2013/2014) (3 - 4 periods a week) GeographyEngineering ChemistryBusiness Studies EconomicsArchitectural Technology Music History Home EconomicsBiology ArtPhysics Design & Communications Graphics

6 Transition Year Programme T. Y. Specific Modules (2013/2014) (3 - 4 periods a week) Computer ProgrammingEnvironmental studies Driving Theory Journalism Signing Electronics/Physics Keyboard Skills Architecture Psychology Media Studies Web Design All the above are subject to change

7 Transition Year Programme Weekly Subjects (2013/2014) Physical Education (3 periods) Information Technology (3 periods) Review/Guidance ( 1 period)

8 EXAMPLE OF BLOCKS The above blocks are run over a 5/6 week cycle And are subject to change each year Block 1Block 2Block 3Block 4Block 5 Physics/ElectronicsArch TechnologyArtBusinessSigning ChemistryEconomicsMusicHome EconomicsEnvironmental BiologyDesign CommunicationsHistoryComputer ProgrammingPsychology Graphics GeographyEngineering TechnologyMedia StudiesTyping Driver Theory

9 Transition Year Programme The criteria include the following ; The case made by the individual student on the T.Y. application form Suitability of Student for the programme as decided by the school management Total intake not in excess of 144 students, allowing for a maximum of five classes of 30 students After application of the above criteria a lottery system will be used where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available A shortlist will be created for any remaining applicants

10 Transition Year Programme Costs involved: 500 for TY 2013/2014 Includes the following; 3 day Outdoor pursuits trip 2 day music workshop Driving Theory/C.D./Appl. Field Trip-Eco/cookery Career Trips-U.C.C. RE Retreat/Art Trip Guest SpeakersHorse riding Science/Forensic workshop Young Social Innovators Law workshop Transport / Stationery costs Subject to on going change

11 Additional Information Work experience (to be organised by student) takes place the week before the October midterm and the week before February Midterm Skiing is an optional extra which takes place the week before February Midterm and coincides with the second work experience

12 Transition Year Programme Useful websites www.transitionyear.ie www.skoool.ie http://www.oasis.gov.ie/education/post_prima ry_education/transition_year.html http://www.oasis.gov.ie/education/post_prima ry_education/transition_year.html http://www.esri.ie/press.cfm?t=Press%20Area &mId=5&article=87 http://www.esri.ie/press.cfm?t=Press%20Area &mId=5&article=87 ww.ty.slss.ie


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