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Parents Information Evening 1. INTRODUCED IN 1973 APROX. 75% OF ALL POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2010 – 53% of 15/16 yr olds Certified by the Dept. Of Education.

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1 Parents Information Evening 1

2 INTRODUCED IN 1973 APROX. 75% OF ALL POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2010 – 53% of 15/16 yr olds Certified by the Dept. Of Education 2

3 One year school based programme between Junior and Senior Cycle It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the Junior to Senior Cycle 3

4 4 Experience of & Preparation for ADULT & WORKING LIFE Education for MATURITY General, Technical & Academic SKILLS

5 5 New Relationships Teamwork Self Esteem Work Experience Community Care Careers Module Curriculum Vitae ICT Skills Communication Sporting Skills Interview Skills Portfolio Department of Education Certification

6 Guidance Module DATS Testing Pathfinder Rothwell Miller Research on Qualifax.ie / Careers portal 6

7 Longitudinal Study RESULTS OF STUDENTS WHO SAT LC IN 96 COMPARED WITH THOSE OF 97 TY STUDENTS DO BETTER BY AN AVERAGE OF 26 POINTS 7

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9 CORE SUBJECTS SUBJECT SAMPLING TY SPECIFIC ONCE OFF LAYER 9 English Irish Maths French / Spanish Religion PE ECDL SPHE Science Subjects History Geography Business Subjects Home Economics Music Art

10 Work experience Visiting speakers Outdoor pursuits Killary adventure centre Field trips Community care Social cultural trips Primary Sch Placement 10 Minicompany Legal Studies Psychology Speech & Drama GAA Skills YSI Photography Ceramics GAISCE CORE SUBJECTS SUBJECT SAMPLING TY SPECIFIC ONCE OFF LAYER

11 11 REGULAR FEATURE SCHOOL – WHOLE STAFF INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT TEACHER STUDENTS PARENTS WORK PROVIDERS

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13 Block Week – Nov 19 th –23 rd Block Week – Feb 4-8 th 2 terms – Tuesdays List TY Programmes…. 13

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16 Tuesday Social & Cultural Trips Outdoor Pursuits Stay at Killary Retreat Subject Fieldstudies Primary Sch Placements Foreign Trips Young Scientist Ice Skating Theatrical visits 16 CONSENT FORM

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20 Assessment should be an integral part of the learning process in Transition Year not separate from it (D.E.S.Guidelines) Oral /Aural assessment Written Examinations Project work Self-assessment – TY Diary Formal Interview Evaluations 20

21 Assignments given in most subjects Awarded 0 – 5 in report ExcellentVery GoodGoodFairPoorNone

22 Parents should actively encourage their children to participate fully and positively throughout the whole of Transition Year. Benefits can only be gained by full time attendance and a to positive attitude all the work on hand. 22

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24 Why they have opted for T/Y Opportunity to show they have thought about it. DUE Wednesday APRIL 18 th 24

25 New journal Self-assessment based Evaluations Work Experience details 25

26 400 Payable in two installments 1 st payment 200 – May nd payment 200 – October

27 Information Evening in September Details specific to each class 27

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