Luttrellstown Community College Coláiste Pobail Bhaile Lotrail

Transition Year


Transition Year

Coláiste Pobail Baile Lotrail

Luttrellstown Community College

2021 – 2022

Maturity Academic Skills Adult/Working Life



An overview of the Programme

The Transition Year Curriculum

  • Gaeilge
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • History
  • Geography
  • Politics and Society
  • Business Studies/Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office Systems
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Coding
  • Cookery
  • DCG
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Career Guidance
  • Driving Skills
  • Localise
  • Film Studies
  • World Wide Global Schools
  • Horticulture

Work Experience/Assessment/Certification

An overview of the Transition Year Programme

Our school community welcomes the opportunity to offer Transition Year in Luttrellstown C.C. We know that T Y has the potential to encourage students to build their skills in many areas. It is a special year that allows students develop as independent learners. TY allows students enhance and develop interests that will inform their decisions for Leaving Certificate and for their future life’s journey. The Teacher Council has developed an exceptional TY Programme as outlined in this booklet. Students and teachers will enjoy this programme and be enriched by it.

Our programme throughout this academic year will focus on four main areas:

  • Focus on the core subjects
  • Sampling of Leaving Certificate subjects
  • Transition Year specific modules
  • Work Experience

Our core subjects English, Irish, Mathematics and French/Spanish will be provided for four class periods per week.

Leaving Certificate subjects available for sampling include the following: History, Geography, Business Studies, Accounting, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Design and Computer Graphics, Construction Studies, Politics and Society, Computer Science, Art, Music and PE.

As well as focusing on improving their knowledge of academic subjects, students will also avail of Transition Year specific modules as follows:

  • Cookery, Horticulture, Film Studies, Drama
  • Golf/Step Aerobics/Outdoor Pursuits
  • Gaisce, Localise, World Wide Global Schools
  • Coding and Microsoft Office Systems
  • Career Guidance, Driving Skills, Enterprise
  • Work Experience
    • Week 1 Work Experience November
    • Week 2 Work Experience January
  • Transition Year Graduation

Aims of Transition Year

To promote maturity:

  • Maturity in studies by making students more self-directed learners through the development of general, technical and academic skills
  • Maturity in relation to work and careers by developing work-related skills
  • Personal maturity by providing opportunities to develop communication skills, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility
  • Social maturity by developing greater ‘people’ skills and more awareness of the world outside school
  • Maturity that will help the student make a more informed choice of subject for their Leaving Certificate studies

Objectives of Transition Year

  • Promote the personal, social, educational, and vocational development of students.
  • Enable students to take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making.
  • Help students to develop critical thinking and problems solving skills.
  • Enable students to develop key competencies according to their individual needs.
  • Allow students to enjoy a variety of subjects not normally available in Junior Certificate years.


Methods of assessment will include the following:

  • End of term written examinations – December and May – Core subjects and Leaving Certificate subject sampling.
  • Languages – oral and aural assessments
  • Project work and oral presentations
  • Portfolio assessment, student selection folder for interview in third term.
  • Assessment for learning –
    • student self-assessment,
    • diary work/log book recording personal progress,
    • involvement in TY – competitions, organising events,
    • practical work,
    • performances
    • Work experience evaluations.


Evaluation of the Transition Year Programme is an essential component. Evaluation can take two forms:

  • External – conducted by the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills.
  • Internal – conducted by the school community. Parents, Students and Teachers will all pay a role in the evaluation of Transition Year.
    • Students will be asked to evaluate each module, their own learning experiences and their overall experience of Transition Year.
    • Teachers have the opportunity to evaluate their modules and the overall Transition Year Programme.
    • Work experience providers will be asked to evaluate student performance during the work week.

Coláiste Pobail Baile Lotrail

Luttrellstown Community College

See Transition Year Guidelines for more information.

Aug 23
1st year induction
Aug 26
2nd, 3rd TY & Laochra induction
Aug 26
5th, 6th & Laochra Induction
Sep 12
College Closed JCT Training
Porterstown Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15, Ireland. D15 DY29
01 822 8060

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