Presentation Secondary School

Educating in Waterford since 1798

Presentation Secondary School, Waterford

Transition Year

Transition Year is a compulsory one year programme. It provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from Junior to Senior Cycle. It encourages personal and social development and recognises the need for students to grow in independence. Research shows that students who take TY obtain higher CAO points on average than those who don't.

Transition Year fosters academic achievement as students prepare for a Leaving Certificate Programme, further study and adult and working life. It encourages the development of critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
 
PE Class for Transition Year
 
 

Students who participate most enthusiastically tend to benefit most from the year. The programme includes the following:

· Study of basic subjects to provide a foundation for Leaving Certificate work

· Taste of Business and Science subjects to help with subject choice for 5th year.

· Study of non-exam, hobby type subjects e.g. Gardening, Hair & Beauty

· Life Skills e.g. Personal Development, Social Education, ICT, exposure to a wide range of opinions and experiences

· Development of personal initiative e.g. Enterprise, fund-raising for charity, fund-raising for school musical

· Development of poise and confidence e.g. Speech & Drama, participation in school musical

Subjects

English

Irish

Maths

French/German

Business/Enterprise

Religion

Physical Education

History/Environment

Activities

Book Club/Dance

Coding - New

Debating

Guidance

Personal Development

Musical

Food Science/Hair and Beauty/Art

Speech and Drama

Computers

Log Book

Physics/Chemistry/Gardening/Crafts

Media/Biology/Cookery

Politics - New