Transition Year Programme

The Transition Year Programme within Grennan College provides a one year programme between Junior and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependant learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning required for the Senior Cycle.The programme has three main aims:

  • Education for maturity with emphasis on personal development, including social awareness and increased social competence.
  • The promotion of general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning.
  • Education through experience of adult and working life as a basis for personal development and maturity.

While not part of the Leaving Certificate programme, academmic study in Transition Year is intended to lay a solid foundation for later studies, affording students an opportunity to experience subjects/modules in advance of making their subject choice for leaving Certificate.

Transition Year Subjects
Gaeilge English Maths
French Art/Drama Science
Engineering Construction Home Economics
Business Studies Computer Studies Religion
Career Guidance
Plus Modules in the following:
Pottery Horse Riding Swimming
Rowing Sign Language