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Transition Year Programme  @ Ennistymon Vocational School.  

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Term 1 newsletter

 

Subjects taken during TY-

  • Career Education,
  • Work Experience
  • Art
  • Craft & Design
  • Gaeilge
  • Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Science 

   

Transition Year is a one year programme which provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from Junior to Senior Cycle.  We have devised a programme which encourages the personal and social development of students. It also helps to prepare them for the Leaving Cert Programme , further study and adult and working life.  

 

Students undertaking the Transition Year Programme will undertake an intensive curriculum over the course of the academic year.  This will include a 'hands on' approach in many areas.   

Some example of the activities and subjects that may be carried out are as follows; 

  • GAISCE Bronze Award  
  • Young Scientist 
  • Mini Company –Business. 
  • Leisure Studies- Surfing, Kayaking, Hiking.  
  • Community Work – Ennistymon Development Association links and Young Social Innovators.  
  • Coaching Courses 
  • School Bank 
  • Computer Studies 
  • European Studies 
  • Life Skills- 
  • Remote learning including access to Dulan North West Remote learning platform specially planned for students at Ennistymon Vocational School.
  • To learn more log onto  

https://ennistymonvs.dulannelearning.com/ennistymonvs/www/index.php 

 

 

Assessment 

 The school recognizes that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning process – assessment and certification within Transition Year is school-based. Student will undertake continuous assessment including group work, individual presentations, projects, written and aural/oral class tests. Subject reports will be sent home after Christmas and again in the Summer.  Student reflection on their own learning is encouraged through engagement with a student e-Portfolio which students must present at an end of year interview with the TY coordinator. 

 Certification 

 The overall certification of the TY option involves a Credit System where students earn credits in their subjects, activities and reflections throughout the year.  They may achieve an award of Distinction (80%), Merit (60-79%) or Participation (below 60%). See sample credit system below 

Criteria 

Assessment Details 

Credits 

Attendance 

90% 

(70%= 10 Credits) 

(80%= 15 Credits) 

(90% = 20 credits  

20 Credits 

(Minimum 70% to pass TY)  

(Online attendance will be recorded if remote learning is in place_  

Core Subjects  

English 

Irish  

Maths 

French  

Engineering  

Woodwork 

Science -Biology and Physics 

Art 

Home Economics  

Business 

 

 

10 credits 

10 credits 

10 credits 

10 credits 

10 credits  

20 credits 

10 credits 

10 Credits    

10 Credits

10 Credits

(110 Credits in total)  

 

 

Subject Sampling  

Music Generation 

IT 

SPHE 

Personal Development 

Environmental and Social  

 

10 Credits 

10 Credits 

10 Credits  

10 Credits  

10 Credits

(50 credits as above awards by teachers) 

Additional TY Modules  

10 credits per module  

Gaisce, Online learning 

20 Credits  

Work Experience  

CV/Interview skills.  

Two interviews reviewing progress.  

50  Credits 

Awarded by TY Coordinator.  

Extra Curricular  

Taking part in programmes across the school including PE.  

20 Credits 

Portfolio of learning  

E based learning portfolio presented at Christmas and Summer as part of the TY interview .  

100 Credits  

Leadership and Attitude  

In consultation with teachers and school principal students who show initiative and leadership through the school year will be awarded credits.  

30 Credits 

 

Total Credits  

400 Credits  

 

Teachers will award credits in subjects based on the overall year results including; 0-10%= 1, 11-20%= 2, 21-30%= 3, 31-40%= 4, 41-50%= 5, 51-60%= 6, 61=70%=7, 71-80%=8, 81-90%= 9, 91-100% =10 

Overall Award: 300 – 400 Credits= Distinction /200- 300= Merit/ 100-200 = Participation. 

Sample calendar of the School Year

September 

October 

November 

December 

January 

Work Exp 

Work Exp 

Work Exp 

Work Exp 

Drama  

Gaisce Reg 

 

Ecology Trip 

 

IT Workshops 

 

Christmas Crafts 

 

First Aid  

Surfing 

Music Generation 

IT Workshops 

Build A Bank 

Work Exp 

Agricultural Show 

Peer Mentoring 

Kayaking 

Iceskating 

Drivers Theory Test 

Careers Fair 

 

Construction Skills 

Engineering Trip 

 

Young Scientist 

 

 

 

 

February 

March  

April  

May 

 

Gaisce Adventure Journey 

Aquapark Trip  

Planning for end of year trip 

End of Year Trip 

 

Coaching Skills  

Voluntary work  

Enterprise Awards 

Graduation Ceremony 

 

Work Exp 

Work Exp  

Work Exp 

End of Year Magazine. 

 

Careers Fair  

Hiking  

 

Gaisce Award 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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