Transition Year

Roscommon Community College challenges Transition Year students to start the climb of opportunity, set and reach new goals and ambitions, reach heights that they never knew possible and experience diversity and enjoyment. We encourage and help our students to embrace change and opportunity while developing cognitive, social and emotional skills in a way that compliments the transition to senior cycle. Students are exposed to a vast array of subjects, modules and adventures which allows them to put into practice the new skills and methods of learning that they are introduced to during the year.

Courses & Subjects – Multimedia and Web Development, Business & Enterprise, French, German, Metal Work, Engineering Science, Science, Environmental Studies, English, Irish, Debating, Geography, Home Economics, Music, Maths, Outdoor Pursuits, Law Education, Development Education, Art, Craft & Design, Career Guidance, Work Experience and Preparation for the World of Work.

Programmes and Awards – Work Experience, Community Work Experience, Career Guidance, Fundraising, The Gaisce president’s Award, John Paul II Award, GAA Coaching Course, First Aid, Microsoft Certificate, BT Young Scientist, SciFest, First Lego League Competition, Driver Education, Roddy Doyle Writing Workshop, Adopt a Grandparent Initiative, Junior Mini-Sumo Robotics, Worldwise Global Schools Project, Production of School Magazine, Leadership for Life Programme, SPHE and Mental Health Initiatives

Promoting Personal Development – Over the past number of years students from Roscommon Community College have participated and excelled in the Gaisce President’s Award Programme with TY students completing the Bronze award and a number of students continuing on to complete the Silver Award. This is a highly prestigious award that affords students the opportunity to learn new skills and develop an understanding of the importance of good citizenship and health and wellbeing.

Our students are also given the opportunity to take part in the Leadership for Life Programme. This is an exciting programme that enables young people to develop the skills and qualities necessary to be effective leaders, as well as challenging them to use these skills for the betterment of society.

The Leadership for Life programme sets out to empower young people to make a positive difference to their community through practical actions and projects. Throughout the course of the programme, young people learn the core concepts of leadership and gain skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness etc. The programme sets about developing the leadership capabilities and potential of young people and gives them an opportunity to harness their skills and attributes to contribute to their society in a fun and encouraging environment.

The programme aims to enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders and to empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.

Our TYP is highly structured and delivered in a similar style to the Senior Cycle Programme.  It allows for independent, self-directed learning where critical thinking and innovation is encouraged and developed.

The programme in our school focuses on four distinct areas:

  • Continuation of the core subjects (assessed as normal each term)
  • Subject sampling for the Leaving Certificate Programme
  • Transition Year specific modules and subjects
  • Once off calendar events

It is important that students take on a mature and responsible attitude to their TY Programme together with an awareness that “you will only get out of the programme that you put in”.