Below is a list of the Option Subjects that you can choose to study during Transition Year.

These subjects are 1/2 year options running from September to December and January to May.

Please select your five 1st preferences and give them a rating of 1.

Then select your five 2nd preferences and give them a rating of 2.

Then select your five 3rd preferences and give them a rating of 3.

Then select your five 4th preferences and give them a rating of 4.


1/2 Year Option Subjects

Question Title

* 2. 1/2 Year Option Subjects

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Road Safety
Earth Studies
Music
Childcare
Home Economics
Food Science
Engineering
Cultural Activities
Dance
Gaa Coaching
Politics & Society
Sports Science
Ag Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Business Studies
Woodturning
Italian
Film Studies
Year Long Option Subject

Community Care, Enterprise and Drama/Performance are the year long options for Transition Year.

There are 2 Enterprise classes, 2 Community Care classes and 1 Drama/Performance class.

Places in these groups are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

You are asked to indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences below.

Question Title

* 3.
Year Long Option Subject

Community Care, Enterprise and Drama/Performance are the year long options for Transition Year.

There are 2 Enterprise classes, 2 Community Care classes and 1 Drama/Performance class.

Places in these groups are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

You are asked to indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences below.

  1st Preference 2nd Prefernnce 3rd Preference
Community Care
Enterprise
Performance
Community Care

Students engage directly with the community and actively with others such as the elderly, those in nursing homes and those who live alone. They will investigate the work of caring organisations like Alone and Third Age who are leaders in the field of care for others. There are also opportunities to contribute positively to the physical environment and with many local organisations. This module develops character in our students and active social concern. It encourages them to use their talents and gifts in the service of others by providing them with new and challenging experiences. This is one of the most rewarding experiences in Transition Year.

Enterprise

This module allows students to gain experience in setting up a business with the creation of a new product. It will allow them develop skills such as teamwork, communication, report writing, organisation to name but a few. It gives the students the opportunity to develop skills in business etiquette and an understanding of the word of work, while improving written, oral and visual communication skills. The programme aims to enter competitions such as the Kildare Enterprise Awards, the Get Up And Go PDST Awards and the Griffith College Awards.

Performance

In this module students will work with Ms. Buttler to develop and choreograph several performances during the school year. Our students will get the opportunity to develop and display their musical, choral, comedic, dancing and dramatic talents both within the school and in the local community. This module is open to all students and has proven to be a very enjoyable and enriching experience for all.

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