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Transition Year

Transition Year

St. Anne’s Community College introduced a Transition Year Programme in 1994. The programme is very broad and while it maintains vital contact with the Core Leaving Certificate subjects, it also offers an opportunity for students to develop their own individual talents, to strengthen their basic skills and experience the world of work. The programme may vary from year to year but typically will include many of the following:

  • Irish
  • Local History
  • English
  • Young Social Innovators
  • Mathematics
  • Health & Safety
  • Modern European Language
  • Religious Education
  • Mini Company
  • First Aid
  • Physical Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Music
  • Russian
  • Art
  • Poetry Appreciation
  • Science
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Construction Studies
  • Personal Development
  • Engineering
  • Speech & Drama
  • Solid Works
  • Scratch Programme (Creating Animation)
  • Life Skills/Home Economics
  • European Studies
  • Green School Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Film Studies
  • Careers
  • Sign Language
  • Chess
  • Touch Typing


Some subjects are delivered as half year modules. Others are full year programmes.

In addition to class work the TY Programme includes a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. These activities vary from year to year but typically will include many of the following:


Work Experience   Community work
Outdoor Pursuits   Badminton Coaching
Sailing and Water sports   Visiting Speakers
Gaisce Awards   Occupational First Aid
Young Social Innovator (YSI)   School Digital Champion
Speech and Drama   School Bank
Swimming   Spike Ball Coaching
Tennis coaching   Safe Pass course
Radio Project   Law Programme/Legal Studies
Paintballing   Toastmasters
Car/Road safety course   Horse Riding
Softball Workshop   Darkness into Light

Students apply for Transition Year during Third Year. Every effort is made to accommodate pupils wishing to participate in Transition Year, taking into account available resources.