Transition Year - Rockwell College, Secondary Boarding School
Having completed Junior Cert at Rockwell College, secondary boys and girls boarding school, there is an option of participating in Transition Year. This year places an emphasis on the student’s growth in maturity and personal development, including social awareness and social competence.
The programme also includes the promotion of academic skills and self-directed learning in preparation for the Leaving Certificate cycle. Pupils sample modules of all Leaving Certificate subjects during T.Y., thus enabling them to make a clear, informed choice of subjects for the Leaving Certificate programme.
Most subjects are compulsory and pupils continue to study the Modern Foreign Language from the Junior Cycle.
There is a full academic programme timetabled for TY pupils, with the content designed to introduce the pupils to those subjects at Leaving Certificate level.
The pupils also take modules such as “Toastmasters”, Film-making, Sports Science, on a rotation basis during the year.
The social and personal development of our pupils is important. Support is given to a number of charities, most prominently the Hope Foundation. Pupils also have the opportunity to engage in Global Citizenship Education and the TY Personal Development programme.
All pupils take the mandatory two week Work Experience period as required under DES guidelines for the Transition Year programme.