Transition Year

Transition Year (TY) is an optional year for suitable students after Junior Certificate, and before starting into the Senior Cycle. It is a very valuable experience for most students and to make the most from the experience students need to be suitable for the programme in order to benefit from and contribute to the shared learning experience of the group. Transition Year is coordinated by Ms Leahy.


General Information on Transition Year

  • It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes.
  • It is available to all second-level schools and currently some 550 schools offer the programme.
  • Transition Year may be optional or mandatory for students depending on the school’s policy.
  • Each school designs its own Transition Year programme, within set guidelines, to suit the needs and interests of its students.
  • In establishing its own distinctive programme content, the school takes into account the possibilities offered by local community interests.


For more information on the transition year programme: