Transition Year

BALLYMAKENNY COLLEGE OFFERS TRANSITION YEAR AS AN OPTIONAL ONE-YEAR PROGRAMME, POST JUNIOR CYCLE.

The aims of the Transition Year Programme reflect those specific to the guidelines published by the Department of Education and Skills, namely:

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

WHO IS TRANSITION YEAR FOR?

  • Students with a genuine interest in tasting a whole range of subjects that will help in choosing senior cycle subjects and a career area.
  • Students who want to become better equipped to cope with the self-reliant learning required in third level education.
  • Students who want the challenge of work experience and the leadership opportunities that exist in Transition Year.
  • Students who are self-motivated, positive and willing to work hard.

SHORT TERM GOALS:

  • Broad educational experience that encourages self-confidence and responsibility.
  • Develop communication and decision making skills.
  • Work experience two times a year provides students with job responsibilities.
  • Helps students choose 5th Year subjects, and provides an extra year to mature and develop.

LONG TERM GOALS:

  • TY students have been shown in studies (ESRI) to perform better in their Leaving Certificate examinations.
  • Students who do Transition Year are better equipped for Third Level.
  • TY students are less likely to drop out at the end of first year in college.

    • TY students are encouraged to develop independent learning and study skills.
    • They have a more informed approach to eventually choosing a career area.
    • They develop interpersonal skills to become part of a team in a workplace.

    OPPORTUNITIES:

    • There are many trips and educational events in TY.
    • Students receive certification that adds value to their CV.
    • Students have a great opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities
    • There are many opportunities for leadership and organisational experiences and training.
Events
May
06 2024
May Bank Holiday
May
07 2024
Discretionary Day
May
31 2024
Last day of school term
Jun
05 2024
State Examinations begin
12-Apr-2024
Students currently in TY and those advancing directly to Fifth Year.
09-Apr-2024
Teach Mhéibhe Tour
21-Mar-2024
Arrangements for Tuesday Morning
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Ballymakenny College,
Ballymakenny Rd
Drogheda
Co. Louth
Ireland

041 9802459

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