Christ King Girls' Secondary School

Transition Year

09-February-18

Philosophy

The aim of the Transition Year Programme is to promote the personal, emotional, social, aesthetic and vocational development of students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society. ("Guidelines for Transition Year" Department of Education). In Christ King, there is a strong emphasis on skills-based learning in Transition Year and on guiding students towards taking responsibility for their own learning. Although Transition Year is optional, the vast majority of students follow the Transition Year Programme.


Balance and Content

Academic Programme
All students study English, Irish, Mathematics, French, Business, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), History and Geography, Home Economics and Art, Music and Religious Education,

Two subjects from the following list are studied in modules. Modules are subject to change from year to year.
  • ECDL, Applied Maths, Computer Science, Robotics, Japanese, Chinese
  • Dance, PE, Home Economics, Media Studies, YSI, Legal Studies, Horticulture, Speech & Drama

Non-Academic Programme

Students are encouraged to participate in all of the following:

  • A Physical Education Programme
  • A Careers Programme
  • A Work Experience Programme – two weeks placement
  • A Social Awareness Programme– including GAISCE, Fundraising, Mentoring, Faith Friends
  • An Outdoor pursuits Programme
  • A cultural Awareness Programme - French Exchange, Tour to European City

Assessment

A variety of methods are used to chart the students' progress. These include regular projects, tests, certification and oral presentations.

Aesthetics Programme

Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music

Performance in November.

Events
Sep
28 2018
1st Year Outdoor Pursuits
Oct
01 2018
School Holiday
Oct
04 2018
Open Night 2018
Oct
16 2018
6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
20-Sep-2018
On Thursday 20th September, Jacinta Kitt, renowned author, lecturer and researcher visited the school to present to staff.
20-Sep-2018
Congratulations to TY student Nicole Marinos who is one of our Science superstars!
14-Sep-2018
Past pupil, Saoirse Noonan, who is part of the Cork Ladies Football Squad visited Christ King today ahead of Sundays All-Ireland Final.
13-Sep-2018
We would like to congratulate all of our students who received their Junior Certificate results yesterday. The results were excellent and we are so proud of all of our students. Well done to all the students for their hard work and committment.
Enquire
Contact
Christ King Girls' Secondary School
South Douglas Road,
Cork,
Co. Cork,
Ireland

021 496 1448

Location
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