Transition Year

Transition Year is a one year programme between the end of the Junior Certificate and the start of the Leaving Certificate programme.

The main goal of our Transition Year Programme is to allow students to develop as people and to gain experience in a whole range of disciplines. It is intended that students will become more independent learners and develop study skills.

Transition Year aims to help young people prepare for adult and working life through the provision of work experience and career guidance modules.

Transition Year students in St. Paul’s study a wide variety of subjects, with a balance of core, subject sampling, and enrichment modules.

English Business Studies Road Safety
Irish Art ASD Studies
Maths Home Economics Global Issues
Science Music Craft
Computer Studies French / Spanish Engineering
Physical Education Economics Religion

Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to traditional styles of homework, Transition Year students are encouraged to undertake projects, assignments, interviews, research and a range of other learning paradigms. Assessment is an essential part of the Transition Year Programme. We use a wide range of procedures such as practical, oral, aural, portfolios, projects, exhibitions as well as written examination.

Students also participate in two weeks of work experience during the year.

Certificates are issued to all students who have participated in our TY Programme.