Transition Year

The Transition Year is a one year course between the Junior and Leaving Certificate and is fully recognised and supported by the Dept of Education and Skills. It offers students a broad educational experience, fostering increased maturity before proceeding to further study. It endeavours to help students bridge the gap between a highly structured examination orientated learning environment to a more autonomous self-directed one.

Our Objectives:

  • To give students the necessary skills and supports to develop their own individual gifts and strengths
  • To help students become more independent
  • To experience a year where the emphasis will be on individual responsibility and the nurturing of thinking, caring, articulate and self-confident people.

The Aims of the Transition Year Programme are as follows:

  • Education for maturity with a special emphasis on social awareness and increased social competence.
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.
  • Promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self directed learning.

Students will be engaged in a series of learning activities which will help them develop a range of transferable thinking and creative problem solving skills. At the end of the Transition Year, students should be in a better position to make well informed and mature decisions regarding their Leaving Certificate subject choices or career path options. Students in Transition Year will engage in a wide variety of teaching and learning styles including negotiated learning, activity based learning, group work, project work, research methods, visiting speakers and outside school trips.

Community School,
Co. Leitrim. N41 VX63.

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703