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. Some as core subjects and some as modules (10-12 weeks approx)

Celtic Studies Communications Maths
Environmental Studies History/Politics Scientific Literacy
Technology Art Craft and Design
Music European Studies German/French
Business & Enterprise Information Technology Religion
Home Economics Leisure and Recreation European Studies

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 amd a range of other learning paradigms. Assesment 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.

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