Transition Year is a one year programme taken after the completion of Junior Cycle and before the Leaving Certificate Programme. Transition Year is offered to all third year students who wish to follow a three year senior cycle programme.
Transition Year places a heavy emphasis on experiential learning . The emphasis is on developing skills rather than on simply remembering facts. Such skills stand to people for life.
The purpose of the Transition Year Programme is to promote maturity and personal growth and development. Students are encouraged to become self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills. Students are encouraged to develop work-related skills. Students are provided with opportunities to develop communication skills, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. Socially, students develop their ‘people’ skills and more awareness of the world outside school.