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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


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                                         Horse Riding

Outdoor Pursuits                                         Toastmasters

Sailing & Water Sports                               Law Programme/Legal Studies

Gaisce Awards                                              Safe Pass Course

Young Social Innovator (YSI)                   Spike Ball Coaching

Speech & Drama Exam                               School Bank

Swimming                                                      Occupational First Aid Exam

Radio Project                                                 Visiting Speakers

Paintballing                                                    Badminton Coaching

Car/Road Safety                                             Community Work


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.



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