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1 Transition Year in Ramsgrange CS By: Ms Louise Walsh

2  Transition Year is a one-year programme after Junior cycle and before Senior cycle.  It is an extra year optional programme in RCS (it is compulsory in some schools)  Students who do TY can opt to do LCA or traditional Leaving Certificate after the year. What is Transition Year?

3  To experience a Broad Curriculum of subjects  To develop New Skills – practical and life skills  To avail of New Opportunities – trips, visitors, modules (first aid, GAA, music, drama, photography)  To experience the World of Work – 1 day a week  To improve on areas of Academic Weakness  To experience the World Abroad  To give time to Mature – year older doing LC  To give time to think about the Future and potential Career Options Aims of Transition Year

4 Transition Year Curriculum Varies to suit the group –students have lessons in the following as part of their standard weekly timetable:  Maths  English  Irish/Gaelic Studies  Environmental Social Studies = History/Geography  Business/Enterprise  European Studies/Euth Project  Languages: French  Religion  PE  Guidance/SPHE/Work Prep  Practical Subjects  Art  Woodwork /Engineering  Home Economics  IT /ECDL  Science  Work Experience – 1 day a week  Modular Work over the course of the Year such as: - GAA coaching - horticulture - Drama/Music - Robotics/Programming - First Aid - Photography

5 Skills Development in T.Y  To Develop new Skills such as:  Social and Interpersonal Skills  Through project work & teamwork  Co-operation & group work  Personal Skills  Maturity/Confidence  Independent learning  Leadership (Competitions/An Gaisce)  Enterprise Skills (fundraising)  Mini Enterprise (Group & Individual)  Build a Bank – BOI Branch  Practical Skills  Woodwork  Art & Crafts  Cooking  Presentation Skills  Self - At Interview  Work - through projects  World Wise/Europroject  Creativity Skills  Time Management

6 Enterprise Skills in Action Tempting Treats for Sale

7 Computer Skills in Action  Option to do the ECDL  Internationally recognised qualification  Competence in at least 4 modules  Engage in online learning/self directed learning

8 Coding/Scratch Module

9  To get Experience of the World of Work  3 Work Placements (1 day a week for approx 8 weeks, 1 will be voluntary work) - TUESDAY this year!  3 Opportunities to build up Practical Skills  3 References on CV  3 Chances to Impress Potential Future Employers  Networking! Preparation for the World of Work

10 Practical Experience of Work Pet Vet Primary School Shop Assistant Child care Assistant

11 Voluntary Work & Fundraising Fundraising Meals on Wheels

12 What Other Opportunities Might Transition Year Provide? 2014/2015  GAA Skills Coaching Course  Outdoor Pursuits Module  First Aid Course  Photography Course  Trips Abroad – usually 3 per year – Turkey, Spain this yr  Drama workshop & public speaking as part of many projects. Drama performance  Coding/Scratch Module  An Gaisce Awards  Young Scientists Competition  Musical Opportunities  Music Workshop  Samba Drumming  Trip to the Opera  Driver Theory Test  ECDL – 4 modules  Horticulture  Xmas Market – craft production  Trip to the Gaeltacht  Trip to Ombudsman & National History Museum

13 Drama Performance

14 New Experiences and Opportunities in TY – Outdoor Pursuits Coast-steering & Team Building Games

15 New Experiences and Opportunities in TY

16 New Experiences – Samba Drumming & Chocolate Making & Driver Awareness

17  Horse Riding  Self Defence Lessons  Puppet Making  Quad Biking  Green Schools & Recycling  History Trip/Theatre Trip/Ombudsman etc etc  An Gaisce Awards/Young Scientists Competition  Celtic Enterprise Competition  Seachtain na Gaeilge  Activity Week Other Experiences?

18  Drugs Awareness Programme  SPHE programme  Information Talk from CURA  Information Talk from WSPCA  Visit in from AWARE (Mental Health)  Activity Week – Health promotion  Visits from Voluntary Organisations  eg: St Vincent De Paul Personal Development – Varies from year to year

19 Assessment Methods & Communication in TY  Traditional Subject Tests  Formal Examinations (First Aid Exam/ECDL)  Completion of Project Work – Bodhráns/Art  Presentation of Work/Portfolios – Photography Exhibition  Performance – Drama/An Gaisce/Skills Demonstration  Christmas and End of Year Reports  Parent Teacher Meeting  End of Year Graduation/TY Night

20  Someone who is positive and interested and who wants to gain additional skills  Someone who wants a chance to build up their CV  Someone who wants to become more confident, mature and independent  Someone who is willing to get involved in group activities and project work Who should do Transition Year?

21  Someone who is young and could afford to spend an extra year in school  Someone who missed out academically in Junior Cycle  Someone who is still unsure of what they want to do in the future and wants time to decide  Students Interested will be given an Application Form in the coming weeks and all students who apply will be Interviewed (hands up who is interested today?) Who should do Transition Year?

22  Time to make a decision for yourself not based on what your friends are/are not doing!!  Not a “doss year”  Get out of it what you put into it  You have to be willing to get involved in all aspects of TY  Cost – 2015/2016 €270 but students will have to pay for buses also and some trips abroad  Note: Many opportunities to reduce costs  Bag Pack (€1000 with some for charity) & other Mini Enterprises by TY Group or Build a Bank  Part time job Other Considerations

23  “I am far more settled now and more focused having done Transition Year”  “I got to do so much more in TY and this helped me build up my CV”  “I am more mature and confident now going into Senior Cycle”  “If you treat TY as a doss year it is very hard to settle into Senior Cycle after it” What our Students Said about TY?

24    ESRI report ESRI report  A REPORT BY THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE SHOWED THAT STUDENTS WHO DO TRANSITION YEAR TEND TO SCORE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER POINTS ON THE LEAVING CERT.LEAVING CERT  TAKING SOCIAL BACKGROUND INTO ACCOUNT, THE AVERAGE CAO POINTS ADVANTAGE IS 25.  Thank You What others say about Transition Year?


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