Transition Year in Colaiste Choilm CBS
Transition Year in Colaiste Choilm is a year where pupils are offered a broad educational experience with a view to attaining increased maturity and independence. Pupils participate in learning strategies which are active and experiential and which help them to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on both the Leaving Cert curriculum and influence from outside ‘real life’ situations.
The Department of Education guidelines state that the course should not be wholly academic/curriculum based but should promote “general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning” (D.E.S. guidelines). In planning each year, T.Y. teachers are mindful of this and together they devise a course suitable to the D.E.S. and our students as well as broadening the capabilities and limits of each subject.