Transition Year


Transition Year Programmes are intended to facilitate the development of all aspects of the student. It is a year of preparation as young people begin to become independent, responsible members of society. Drama is a central part of Transition Year with very professional productions, eager students and committed teachers. School trips are also an important part of the Transition Year. A full Transition Year pack is available below or by contacting Main Office.


Transition Year subjects:


Academic Subjects

  • Gaeilge

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • French

  • German

  • History

  • Geography

  • Art & Design

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Agricultural Science

  • Construction Studies

  • Design & Communication Graphics

  • Engineering

  • Accounting

  • Business

  • Religious Education (R.E.)


Additional Subjects

  • Mini-Company/Enterprise

  • Portuguese (offered for the first time in 2019!)

  • Global Citizenship Education

  • Green Schools’ Programme

  • Amber Flag / Ambassador Schools’ Programme

  • Hurling

  • Football

  • Physical Education

  • Media Studies

  • BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

  • ECO-UNESCO Project

  • John Hooper Project

  • School Magazine and Digital News

  • Drama

  • Millinery

  • Computer Studies

  • Religious Education

  • Drama

  • Outdoor Pursuits

  • S.P.H.E.

  • Guidance for Wellbeing

  • Other modules, such as Public Access to Law, ‘Breathe’ and AWARE Life Skills are offered, depending on availability

Students take 10-week rotations of Senior Cycle optional subjects in TY, thus ensuring an informed choice is made for Senior Cycle at the end of the year. Other modular subjects generally operate for the entire year, or on an occasional basis, depending on content and availability.

Students undertake two weeks of block-release work experience, one in November and one in May.

Links with local community organisations, such as Millstreet Tidy Towns, Millstreet Community Council, Canon O’Donovan Centre and St. Vincent de Paul are encouraged and maintained by participation of TY students in many local initiatives over the course of the year.