ARKLOW C.B.S. TRANSITION YEAR AIMS
The aim of our Transition Year Programme is to give students opportunities to discover and develop their individual gifts and strengths, to become more independent and to experience a year where the emphasis will be on cultivating individual responsibility for study and self directed work.
The programme aims also to encourage the development of thinking, caring, articulate and self confident people.
Students will be helped to discover individual talents, aptitudes and abilities, understand their own educational needs and develop those skills and competences necessary to cope successfully with their particular stage of development.
Transition year offers students the opportunity to develop new skills and talents and to consolidate existing interests.
Students still study the core subjects of English, Irish and Maths but also get lessons in the subjects they will study at Leaving Certificate level. Students believe that this can make the process of choosing Leaving Certificate subjects an easier and better informed process.
There is continuous assessment of students throughout the year.
Benefits of Transition Year
Young people in Ireland leave school at a much younger age than their European peers. 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.
Additionally a survey carried out by the Department of Education & Skills shows that students who 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.
· to give students opportunities to discover and develop their individual gifts and strengths.
· to become more independent.
· to experience a year where the emphasis will be on cultivating individual responsibility for study and self directed work.
· 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