TY (Transition Year) is a one-year course taken by some students before they proceed to Leaving Cert. The purpose of this Course, is to offer a broad and integrated programme where the students study a wide range of subjects not on offer in the Leaving Cert Programme.
The programme provides for the development of personal and social skills. It encourages both activity based (doing projects) and self-directed learning both inside and outside the classroom. This is a year where the students are given the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects not on offer in the Leaving Cert. Programme.
Work experience, drama, art, mini-company, film studies and computer studies are among some of the subjects studied. In a Transition year programme you will take responsibility for your own learning. Students are given the freedom to acquire new skills and to evaluate life in ways that is just not possible in a system dominated by examinations.