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Subject Choices 2015 Good Counsel College 2015 Subject Choices 2015 Good Counsel College 2015

Transition Year Good Counsel College Ms. S Dempsey Ms. S Murphy Mr. P. J. Transition Year Good Counsel College Ms. S Dempsey Ms. S Murphy Mr. P. J. Walsh Good Counsel College 2015

What is Transition Year? l l l Transition Year is a one-year programme after What is Transition Year? l l l Transition Year is a one-year programme after Junior cycle and before Senior cycle. It is an extra year optional programme It acts as a bridge between Junior and Senior Cycle, by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent selfdirected learning of the Senior Cycle and beyond. Good Counsel College 2015

Aims of Transition Year ü It develops confidence, independence, selfreliance and maturity in students. Aims of Transition Year ü It develops confidence, independence, selfreliance and maturity in students. ü It encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning while improving on areas of Academic Weakness ü It prepares students for further study or working life while giving them to think time about the Future and potential Career Options ü To experience a Broad Curriculum of subject options Good Counsel College 2015

Transition Year Subjects Many parents express a fear that their son will lose touch Transition Year Subjects Many parents express a fear that their son will lose touch with Leaving Certificate subjects in Transition Year. In fact, TY offers your son a chance to experience; Academic Subjects Ø Broad subject range to keep students engaged with many core and important subject areas. Ø Flexibility to offer a more tailored tuition to suit the ability levels and interests of the students. Ø Ample opportunity to engage in valuable learning experiences without the pressure of examination. Developmental Subjects. Ø Students experience new subjects that are not examined within the constraints of the Leaving Certificate. Ø The emphasis is on a ‘hands on approach’ from students, allowing them to engage as learners and to really become involved in the subject area. Good Counsel College 2015

Leaving Certificate Subjects l l l l l English Maths Irish History Geography Economics Leaving Certificate Subjects l l l l l English Maths Irish History Geography Economics Business Studies Accounting Art l l l l Technical Drawing Biology Chemistry Physics Ag. Science Spanish German French Good Counsel College 2015

Developmental Subjects l l l l Religion/Mindfulness Physical Education Health Education Speech & Drama Developmental Subjects l l l l Religion/Mindfulness Physical Education Health Education Speech & Drama Pottery Photography Web Design Programming l l l l Music Computers Young Social Innovators Literacy Cultural Studies Environmental Studies Road Safety Career Guidance Good Counsel College 2015

St. Mary’s Module l l l Students from G. C. C. & St. Subjects St. Mary’s Module l l l Students from G. C. C. & St. Subjects offered at the Mary’s have combined moment are: modules on Tuesday l D. C. G. afternoons. l Electronics Four are held in St. Mary’s l Anthropology and four in G. C. C. l French Culture Students rank their l Enterprise: Mini Company preferences and we try to l Coaching give them 2/3 of top 4 choices. The modules l Cooking rotate four times, every 7/8 l Space Science weeks. Good Counsel College 2015

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Cookery Good Counsel College 2015 Cookery Good Counsel College 2015

Key aim : To develop new skills l • such as: • Social and Key aim : To develop new skills l • such as: • Social and Interpersonal Skills • • Through project work & teamwork Co-operation & group work Personal Skills • • • Maturity/Confidence/ Independent learning Leadership (Competitions/An Gaisce) Enterprise Skills • • • Practical Skills • • • Woodwork Art & Crafts Cooking Presentation Skills • • • Self - At Interview Work - through projects World Wise/Europroject Creativity Skills Time Management Mini Enterprise (Group & Individual) Build a Bank Good Counsel College 2015

Community Module l l Ø Ø Ø Each T. Y. class has the opportunity Community Module l l Ø Ø Ø Each T. Y. class has the opportunity to work within the community for 7/8 weeks on Tuesday mornings. At the moment students are volunteering in: C. B. S Primary School New Ross Community Hospital Green Schools Initiative Good Counsel College 2015

Other Opportunities l l l Team Building Activity Day Law Module Road Safety Seminar Other Opportunities l l l Team Building Activity Day Law Module Road Safety Seminar Car M. O. T. Ireland International Ice- Skating Collins Barracks Strategic Management Bowling I. C. T. U. Talk Matrix Training/Study Skills Young Scientist l l l Interviews Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety Talk Coder. Dojo European Youth Parliament Waterford Mini Med An Gaisce First Aid Course Gowran Reptile Zoo Safe Pass Course Samba Drumming Film Making Barcelona Trip Good Counsel College 2015

Student Leaders Congress Good Counsel College 2015 Student Leaders Congress Good Counsel College 2015

Positive Mental Awareness Good Counsel College 2015 Positive Mental Awareness Good Counsel College 2015

Baltinglass Team Building Day Good Counsel College 2015 Baltinglass Team Building Day Good Counsel College 2015

Law Module Good Counsel College 2015 Law Module Good Counsel College 2015

Matrix Study Skills Good Counsel College 2015 Matrix Study Skills Good Counsel College 2015

CAR M. O. T. Good Counsel College 2015 CAR M. O. T. Good Counsel College 2015

Work Experience ü Two sessions, which generally take place for two weeks in November Work Experience ü Two sessions, which generally take place for two weeks in November and February after the midterm breaks. ü Students are expected to secure their own work experience, although a small number of students can go on school organised work placements: - Waterford Mini Med. ü Students are briefed before they go on work experience on punctuality, attendance, etc. ü Employers are asked to complete and return student evaluation forms. ü Students complete their own assessment forms and work experience diaries. Good Counsel College 2015

Assessment • Some class tests • Projects • Homework • Continuous Assessment • Work Assessment • Some class tests • Projects • Homework • Continuous Assessment • Work Experience Evaluations • Oral tests • Certificates • Reports • Parent Teacher Meetings • End of year presentation night and receipt of Certificates. Good Counsel College 2015

Credit system in TY l Students will receive a total of 500 credits • Credit system in TY l Students will receive a total of 500 credits • -100 per term for work presented, effort and participation. § -100 for written/ project work presented in their portfolio. § Parents will receive a credit update at the end of each term. § Pass( 200) - Merit (300) – Distinction (400) Good Counsel College 2015

Should your child do Transition Year? NB Transition Year does not suit every student. Should your child do Transition Year? NB Transition Year does not suit every student. Students must be open to new ideas and willing to participate. Students get out of Transition Year what they put in! Good Counsel College 2015

Why your child should consider Transition Year. l l l l l More mature Why your child should consider Transition Year. l l l l l More mature for Leaving Certificate. Learn to work independently and as part of a team. New skills are acquired. Challenging, new experiences. Use the year to improve on exam subjects. Gain a variety of cultural experiences. Work experience. Achieve a wide variety of certificates. Time to pursue other interests. Good Counsel College 2015

What others say about Transition Year? l l l www. careersportal. ie www. independent. What others say about Transition Year? l l l www. careersportal. ie www. independent. ie ESRI report • A REPORT BY THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL • RESEARCH INSTITUTE SHOWED THAT STUDENTS WHO DO TRANSITION YEAR TEND TO SCORE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER POINTS ON THE LEAVING CERT. TAKING SOCIAL BACKGROUND INTO ACCOUNT, THE AVERAGE CAO POINTS ADVANTAGE IS 25. Good Counsel College 2015

What next? l l l Each student will be informed of all of their What next? l l l Each student will be informed of all of their options by Coordinators. Interested students will be asked to complete and submit an application form to the TY Coordinator. Students will be interviewed by the coordinator and if deemed necessary the Year Head, Deputy Principal and Principal. Teachers views and student discipline records will be considered. Parents will be informed of the decision to accept or refuse entry to the programme. Parents and students may appeal the decision. Good Counsel College 2015

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