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
Dec
04 2018
2nd year Parent Teacher meeting
Dec
13 2018
School closure: JCT Cluster Day
13-Nov-2018
Buy your tickets online for the upcoming musical, I have a Dream, which will be performed by Transition Year students.
21-Oct-2018
We look forward to Wellbeing Week will take place from 22 - 26th October.
04-Oct-2018
Well done to Medisa Khajavi, TY3 who participated in Culture Night as part of her Climate Ambassador Programme.
25-Sep-2018
Today we celebrated our Opening School Mass in Christ King Church.
Enquire
Contact
Christ King Girls' Secondary School
South Douglas Road,
Cork,
Co. Cork,
Ireland

021 496 1448

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