Transition Year

TY is a one-year stand-alone programme. It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. TY offers learners an opportunity to mature and develop without the pressure of an examination. It also provides an opportunity for learners to reflect on, and develop an appreciation of, the value of learning in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world of work, further and higher education and relationships.

Our Programme


  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • MFL
  • Guidance
  • RE
  • Wellbeing/RSE

Subject Sampling:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • History
  • Geography
  • Home Ec
  • Music
  • Art
  • PE

2023-2024: TY students will get the chance to sample Engineering and Technical Graphics for the first time.

TY Specific Layer Examples:

  • Law
  • GAA Future Leaders Programme
  • Fashion & Clothing
  • Biotechnology
  • MOS

Some Calendar Layer examples:

Apple Teacher Training Course Welcome English Trip – School of Sanctuary
Work Experience Orienteering
Mural Breast Cancer Ireland Information Session
West Cork Secret Trip Christmas Cookery
Oral Presentations Gardening
Driver Education Day Visit to Everyman Theatre
Cinema Trip as Gaeilge Gym & Swim Sessions
Careers Exhibition Trip Trend Micro Internet Safety Training Day
Paired Reading Seachtain na Gaeilge Dancing
Mental Health Day Wheelchair Basketball
Blackrock Castle Observatory Trip Yellow Day Fundraising for Irish Cancer Society
Zumba Gate Cinema Mental Health Film & Workshop
UCC Easter School Trocaire Talk
CPR Training Ballyhass Adventure Centre Overnight Trip