• Curriculum

Core & Option Subjects

The core subjects in Transition Year are Irish, English, Maths, Religion and P.E. Each student will also choose four option subjects.



Throughout the year each student will complete nine modules. These may include Justice&Peace, Digital Literacy, Samba, Legal Studies, Forensics, Sport Science, Theatre make-Up, Substance Abuse, Textiles (new), Sign Language, Wellbeing, Ceramics (new) Dance, Life Skills and Design. No books are required for these modules.

legal studies Legal Studies Trip


Class Projects

Each class undertakes a year-long class project such as Film Studies, Local History, Green Schools, SciFest, Community Links and Young Social Innovators.


Thursday Morning Module

On a Thursday morning, the students choose to partake in one of a number of year-long modules. These modules are Drama, GAA Future Leaders, Junk Kouture, and School link. The Transition Year production this year is The Addams Family. The show is running from Tuesday 31st March – Friday 3rd April.


Work Experience

Transition Year involves three weeks work experience. Students are encouraged to find work experience in areas that are of interest to them as a possible future career. If possible the student should try to acquire three different work placements. It is very important that students start looking for their work experience during the summer holidays and not leave it until September. Work Experience will take place during the three weeks prior to the February midterm break. The dates for next year are: Monday 27th January to Friday 14th February 2020.


Optional Programmes

We provide a number of optional programmes to the students in Transition Year. These may include a trip to an adventure centre, a photography workshop, a driving course, Gael Linn course and the Public Access to Law course. Sports coaching courses may also be available.



There is also many opportunities for students to get involved with specific TY events and committees throughout the year The following committees will be set up this year: Fundraising Committee, Community Links Committee, Sports Committee, TY Communications Committee,  Justice Committee and Compass Ambassators Committee.
Application for committee membership was completed online.

Committee Contact Teacher
Fundraising Ms. Kearns
Community Links Ms. O’Loughlen and Ms. Mc Cabe
Sports Ms. O’Reilly
TY Communications Ms. Conneely and Mr. Daly
Justice Ms. Ferris
Compass Ambassators Ms. Gallen and Ms. Mc Kenna

If you wish to have your photos and accounts of experiences from TY included in the TY Blog & end of year booklet please email them to tycommunications@loretobalbriggan.ie


Assignment Record Sheet

An Assignment Record Sheet is required to be completed by each student when submitting thier work for subjects and modules.
Click here for an Assignment Record Sheet.