Transition Year in G.C.C.

By Ms. V Collins-T.Y. co-coordinator


Transition Year is a one year programme that provides a bridge to enable students make the transition from junior to senior cycle. It encourages personal and social development, as well as fostering academic achievement.


Transition Year in G.C.C. is certainly action packed for students and teachers involved. From their induction day in September to their graduation day the following June, TY students at GCC are offered many opportunities to participate in a huge array of activities both within and outside of school. Involvement in a wide range of subject areas and activities provides for the achievement of the aims and objectives of our TY programme.

Transition Year aims to give students opportunities to discover and develop their own individual gifts and strengths. Our students experience a year where the emphasis is on individual responsibility and the nurturing of thinking, caring, articulate and self-confident young people.

There is growing evidence that students who take the TY programme achieve a higher grade point average in the Leaving Certificate as well as increased entry level to Higher Education. They are more self-reliant learners when they enter third-level education than their peers. The NCCA has also found that students who have taken TY are more likely to retain subjects at higher level.


Our TY students study an extensive variety of subjects, the experience of which will allow them to make more informed choices when it comes to choosing Leaving Certificate options, third level courses and future careers.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum covering core subjects like English, Irish, Maths, French, ICT, P.E, Religion and students sample subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Economics, Business, Music, Art, Home Economics, Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics, Technology, Public Speaking, Geography and History.

Like every other year, there is a big emphasis placed on the academic side of these subjects and students are assessed regularly .This enables them to improve their study skills and work ethic that they have developed in their first three years in the College.

In addition to exams, students are also assessed on all aspects of the programme using a variety of other assessment techniques such as project work, portfolios, practicals, logbooks, aurals, exhibitions, oral presentations and interviews.

In addition to the academic side of TY, students this year are busy with an extensive range of activities.

Transition Year in Glanmire Community College is indeed an extremely busy year and I’m sure this year will again be most enjoyable and rewarding for all involved.




Transition Year Modules

  • Astronomy
  • Green Schools
  • Home Econmics
  • Chemistry
  • Accounting
  • Materials Technology Wood
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Business
  • Metalwork
  • Public Speaking
  • Junior Achievement
  • Big Brother Big Sister




Transition Year Activities

  • Musical
  • Introduction to Italian
  • AIB School Bank
  • Green Schools
  • Art
  • Best Buddies
  • Carol Singing
  • CIT Seminar
  • Gaisce
  • Coffee Morning for Marymount
  • Drive for Life
  • Homework Club
  • Hope Foundation
  • Mini Company
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • G.A.A. & Volleyball Coaching
  • Retreat
  • Scala
  • Yoga
  • First Aid
  • Kickboxing
  • Forensics Workshop
  • Ulster Bank Money Management course
  • Irish Drama
  • Shakespeare Workshop
  • Trip to Dáil Eireann
  • Paris Tour
  • Percussion Workshop
  • Law Day
  • CIT Exploring Technology course
  • School Canteen
  • Log on & Learn-Computer Course for Adults
  • Life Coaching
  • Personal Development through Drama
  • M.O.G .Car Safety Demonstration
  • Drugs & Alcohol Workshop
  • Work Experience
  • Turas go dtí an Ghaeltacht
  • Aromatherapy & Massage
  • Badminton
  • U.C.C. Open Day
  • Health Education
  • Career Talks
  • Visit of Jimmy Crowley-Musician
  • Ballycotton Walk
  • Leisureplex-Bowling
  • CPR Training-Irish Heart Foundation
  • Visit to Cinema-French Film
  • U.C.C. Munster Computer Programming Course-Kevin O’Keeffe & Maryam McLoughlin