Aims of Transition Year at Woodbrook College

This year is important to help students become more self-sufficient and independent. To that end they will be asked to take responsibility for making their own way on public transport on trip days, to help in the organisation of school events and become involved in as many challenges as possible.

One Note all students will compile an online portfolio using Microsoft Teams, specifically One Note throughout TY.  Details of what will be required will be explained in September. It helps to develop IT skills and acts as a nice scrap book to look back on at the end of the year.

Reporting A report with a comment and effort descriptor will be issued through VSWare at the end of each module to keep parents informed

Transition Year Work Experience

A very important aspect of Transition Year is the opportunity to experience the world of work. In this academic year there are two blocks where our students will be scheduled for work experience.

Work Experience should encourage students to take the initiative and build important life skills.

TY Programme

What is Transition Year?

Transition Year (TY) is a one-year programme that forms the first year of a three-year senior cycle in many schools. It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. It is available to all second level schools across the country.

What will you study this year?

Below is a list of the various modules that typically will be offered but are subject to change. There are usually three class groups, and these groups will rotate twice through the year so that all students will study all modules.

The exception to that is the choice you will be required to make between Young Social Innovator, Gaisce and Digital Design. These courses require a one-year commitment so after an information session with the teachers of the Modules you will be required to select one. You may also wish to research YSI and what is involved in the Gaisce programme at the websites below.
Junk Koture Digital Design
Classics Alpha Course
Politics Global Citizenship
Drama & Music Mini Company
Solid Modeling

We will also have a series of trips throughout the year. At the start of the year, we will ask parents to sign one online permission slip to cover all these trips. Attendance on these trips will be dependent on the student’s behaviour and the final decision on attendance at the trips lies with the Programme Coordinator and Year head. We usually plan a number of important events throughout the year:

  • Overnight Trips
  • School Musical
  • School tour to a European City
  • Details of which will be provided in September at the Information meeting.