Transition YearArklow CBSFor School Year 2012/2013
Transition Year Arklow CBSAIMto give students opportunities to discover and develop their individual gifts and strengths.
to become more independent.
to experience a year where the emphasis is on cultivating individual responsibility for study and self directed work.
Transition Year Arklow CBSVISION That our students are given space and opportunity to mature as young people growing up. That our students develop greater self-confidence.
That our students become better equipped to make decisions.
That our students become more skilled at getting on with other people, particularly their fellow students and those in authority.
That our students develop clearer goals and aspirations for their lives.
That our students are better prepared for personal and leisure and working life.
That our students develop a greater sense of responsibility for themselves
Transition Year Arklow CBSCore Subjects:MathsIrish EnglishReligionPhysical Education
Transition Year Arklow CBSExtra SubjectsArtMusicScience - Physics, Chemistry, BiologyFrench/GermanBusinessHistoryGeography Construction StudiesDesign and Communication Graphics
Transition Year Arklow CBSWorkshops/ModulesJournalism Workshop.
Talks & Workshops with Wicklow Enterprise.
Poetry Workshop with award winning poet Dave Lorden.
Drama and Video Production.
Transition Year Arklow CBSWorkshops/ModulesFirst Aid/Safety Training.Road Safety Education.Outdoor Pursuits.CV Preparation and Interview Techniques.Work Experience.Teen Gym.Sports Coaching (Certified).Personal Development.ECDL.Accountancy for Small Businesses.
Transition YearArklow CBSPossible TripsPloughing Championships.Arklow Fire Brigade.Arklow Lifeboat.Arklow Garda Station.The Chocolate Factory.Woodlands Falconry.Hike in Glendalough.Paintball.Dublin History Walk.Ice-Skating.Bowling.Trip to Glendalough and Heritage centre.
Transition YearArklow CBSCharity WorkStreet Collection for Roseweek (Autism).Street Collection for Oesophageal Cancer.Street Collection for Special Olympics.Bag Packing for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.Street Collection for Chernobyl Childrens Fund.Bake Sale for Ash Animal Rescue.
Transition Year Arklow CBSOther Features:Visiting speakersJoint Events with other schoolsInvolvement in National CompetitionsFull Day Retreat.Astro Turf Football.
Transition Year Arklow CBSTalksAutism.
Career talks from Colleges & Industry Professionals.
Road Safety and New Provisional Driver Requirements.
Transition Year Arklow CBSAssessment:Subject Assessment/ExamsChristmas and Summer ReportsInterim Reports as RequiredPortfolio AssessmentCertification
Transition Year Arklow CBS
What aspects of the TY programme did you most benefit from:
Work ExperienceVariety of Courses (Certified) & ActivitiesThe TripsThe Personal Development CourseMini CompanyLaw SchoolSong SchoolDramaCookingTeen Gym
What aspects of the TY programme did you feel your son most benefited from:Gaining New Experiences.
Exploring/Sampling different Subjects.
Getting a better idea of Future Career. (Work Experience)
No exam pressure gave students more time to develop.
Learning new things, e.g. Guitar.
For you personally, what would you consider to have been your greatest success this year?CookingTripsLearning to Play GuitarPhotographyCharity CollectionsThe GigAll the Certificates ReceivedCertain Work ExperiencesLaw SchoolTeen GymMaturing a lot
Transition Year Arklow CBSPersonal Benefits of Transition YearYoung people in Ireland leave school at a much younger age than their European peers.
The Transition Year provides the opportunity for these young people to remain in school and to mature.
They acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to become better and more confident students with greater possibilities of achieving their aims in life.
Transition Year Arklow CBSAcademic Benefits of Transition Year
A survey carried out by the Department of Education & Science shows that students that sat their Leaving Certificate after doing Transition Year obtained an average of 46 C.A.O. points more than those that sat Leaving Certificate after two years.
Transition Year Arklow CBSCost:500 Course feeSome textbooksSome in-school Workshops Certification costsCosts for outings
Transition Year Arklow CBS