The College offers a highly successful and much sought after Transition Year as an option for students who are currently in Third Year. Transition Year benefits students in very real ways, helping them to develop personal responsibility and maturity, gain experience of the world of work and make more informed subject choices. They cope better with the demands of Leaving Certificate study by maintaining the academic momentum between Junior and Senior Cycle. The year offers students space to learn and mature, whilst also providing them with experiences of a wide range of different and interesting activities.
Transition Year Programme
In Transition Year, students of St Mary’s College will mature as individuals and have an increased confidence in their life choices. They will also take responsibility for their learning and decision-making. We also hope that they will develop strategies in an active and experiential way, which will help them to become better students. At the end of Transition Year, they should be aware of the value of education in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world. They will also gain some valuable insights into the world of work through the work experience programme. In Transition year students will maintain the academic momentum between the Junior and Leaving Certificate programmes.