The guiding philosophy of the Transition Year Curriculum is that pupils should be encouraged to mature and to adopt increasing responsibility for their own future. To these ends, the curriculum will aim to introduce pupils to methods of study appropriate for Leaving Certificate and beyond, while encouraging them to become more responsible for their own progress. It will also aim to provide a sound academic basis for beginning the Leaving Certificate programme.
A comprehensive career education and guidance programme, and experience of the world of work will take place so that pupils will understand their own particular educational and vocational needs. Skills necessary for pupils to cope successfully with life in school and in society will be further developed and time will be given to some desirable aspects of the educational experience, which have tended to be excluded because of pressure of time.
Additional opportunities will be provided for pupils to discover their own individual talents, aptitudes, abilities and creative potential, and their personal development and the programme will facilitate self-awareness.
We are also engaged in improving the links between the College and the wider community with an emphasis on Community Involvement for each student.