Transition Year Programme

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Transition Year Programme
2013/2014
Transition Year Programme
Concerns
Benefits
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ESRI report: TY
students get 40-45 more
points in LC
 Informed Choices
 Broaden Skills Set
 Independent Learning
 Varied Learning
 Remediation
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
Transition Year Programme
Course Layers
Transition Year Programme
Core Subjects (2013/2014)
Mathematics
English
Gaeilge
Language
Religious Education
4 periods
4
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4
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4
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2
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Transition Year Programme
Subject Sampling (2013/2014)
(3 - 4 periods a week)
Geography
Engineering
Chemistry
Business Studies
Economics
Architectural Technology
Music
History
Home Economics
Biology
Art
Physics
Design & Communications Graphics
Transition Year Programme
T. Y. Specific Modules (2013/2014)
(3 - 4 periods a week)
Computer Programming Environmental studies
Driving Theory
Journalism
Signing
Electronics/Physics
Keyboard Skills
Architecture
Psychology
Media Studies
Web Design
All the above are subject to change
Transition Year Programme
Weekly Subjects (2013/2014)
Physical Education (3 periods)
Information Technology (3 periods)
Review/Guidance ( 1 period)
EXAMPLE OF BLOCKS
Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Physics/Electronics
Arch Technology
Art
Business
Signing
Chemistry
Economics
Music
Home Economics
Environmental
Biology
Design Communications History
Graphics
Geography
Engineering Technology Media Studies
Computer Programming Psychology
Typing
The above blocks are run over a 5/6 week cycle
And are subject to change each year
Driver Theory
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
Transition Year Programme
Costs involved:
€500 for TY 2013/2014
Includes the following;
3 day Outdoor pursuits trip
Field Trip-Eco/cookery
RE Retreat
Guest Speakers
Science/Forensic workshop
Law workshop
Transport / Stationery costs
2 day music workshop
Driving Theory/C.D./Appl.
Career Trips-U.C.C.
/Art Trip
Horse riding
Young Social Innovators
Subject to on going change
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
Transition Year Programme
Useful websites
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www.transitionyear.ie
www.skoool.ie
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
ww.ty.slss.ie
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