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Transition Year

The Transition Year programme is an integral part of our secondary school.

We see this programme as an opportunity for our students to build on the academic achievements and the character development attained in Junior Cert Cycle in order to prepare them for the Leaving Cert and for their future role in society.

The Transition Year Programme benefits from continuous reviewing and updating.

Aims of Transition Year in Rosemont

  • To help students achieve their personal goals through the activities and opportunities for self-reflection provided.
  • To facilitate academic, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, moral, aesthetic and physical development.
  • To prepare the students for the world of work, nurturing the skills required as an integral part of a wide variety of subjects and modules.
  • To give them interpersonal skills, especially a respect and empathy for the full cross section of society.
  • To increase their independent learning with a view to each one becoming a participative and responsible citizen.
  • To raise their academic standards by challenging the students. This will include a wide variety of subjects, research and presentation skills.
  • To empower them for decision-making processes, especially through creative problem solving.
  • To simulate life situations in order to increase their social competence.
  • To maximise opportunities for students to gain confidence and to learn respect and a willingness to serve family, friends and their wider community.

Work Experience

Students will engage in a two week block of work experience during the year. The objective of this is to open up horizons for students in area of career choice and equip them with information and experience to improve their eventual career choice.

Social Work

In Rosemont we have a long history of all students participating in aspects of social work in the local community. Students help in the local community centres and with St Vincent de Paul. They also help fundraising for the LauraLynn Children's Hospice Foundation and the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.

Transition Year Syllabus


  • Irish
  • Maths
  • English
  • Religion
  • P.E.
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Home Economics
  • Art, Craft & Design
  • World Studies
  • History
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • French


  • Sailing
  • Self Defence
  • Adventure Centre
  • Mini Company
  • Dance
  • Heritage


  • Gaisce
  • Fainne Nua
  • Work Experience
  • Heritage Visits
  • Career Guidance & DATS
  • Social Work
  • Exchange to Spain/France
  • Dance Module
  • Drama Module
  • First Aid
  • Hospice Day
  • Road Safety
  • Self Defence
  • Carlingford
  • Mini Company
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Sailing
  • Maths Week
  • Science Week
  • World Studies

Transition Year programme objectives are fulfilled. Student maturity and confidence are promoted and consolidated through many aspects of a well-designed curriculum.

Department of Education

Whole School Evaluation

The school’s self-evaluation process in relation to Transition Year is exemplary. (…) Active learning, group and team work are promoted. The school endeavours to incorporate personal, vocational, recreational, social and academic programmes into the curriculum.

Department of Education

Whole School Evaluation