Transition Year Subjects
Transition Year Curriculum
The aim of St Gerald’s College TY Programme is to give students opportunities to discover and develop their individual gifts and strengths. To become more independent and to experience a year where the emphasis will be cultivating individual responsibility for study and self-directed learning. The programme aims also to develop the maturity, social awareness and self confidence of the
individual through experiences of adult and working life.
During this year the students are introduced to the Leaving Certificate and at least 40% of the timetable is devoted to the study of the academic subjects. Each student has the opportunity to experience a selection of options before making his final subject choice for the Leaving Certificate.
All Leaving Certificate subjects are offered this year. Students are exposed to a wider concept of education – education for its own sake. Hence great emphasis is placed on student activity, on the development of the imagination and the emotions, on communication skills, on teamwork and co-operation.
The following are the modules offered during Transition Year.
• Religious Education
• Design and Communication Graphics
• Environment Recycling Programme
• Social + Environmental Studies
• First Aid
• Young Driver
• Local History
• Local Geography and the environment
• Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD)
• Domestic Architecture
• Advanced joinery
• Personal Finance
• The Stock Market
• Sexual Health
• Safe Pass Course
• First Aid Course
• Driving Lessons
• Tractor Safety course
• School Bank
• F1 in Schools
• Transition Year Tour
• Work Experience
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