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 Cycle in order to prepare them for the Leaving Certificate and for their future role in society.

The Transition Year Programme benefits from continuous reviewing and updating.

Rosemont’s Coaching system continues in TY, supporting your daughter in maximising her potential through Rosemont’s Core Programme and Powerful Opportunities

Rosemont Transition Year: a year of EXTRA opportunities

Rosemont TY Programme outline 2022-2023
Rosemont’s Coaching system continues in TY, supporting your daughter in maximising her potential through Rosemont’s Core Programme and Powerful Opportunities. We encourage you to ‘personalise’ your TY, so jump in and start to discover new interests, skills, talents and passions!

CORE programme includes – for everyone

TY Carlingford Adventure Centre Trip
Sailing – 6-week sailing module in Dun Laoghaire
TY Banking programme
Law Module (Public Access to Law – King’s Inn)
First Aid
Active Dance
Self Defence
Enterprise Week
History and cultural module – Know your Dublin
Leaders on our level – TY leadership Conference
Concert/theatre/ballet visit
TY trip to Belfast
TY retreat day – learning to reflect
Work Experience – Week 1: 10th -14th October; Week 2: 30th January – 5th February
House Exams – late January / early February 2023
Research and presentation skills module
Media module
Current Affairs
Public Speaking
CATs – update
Rosemont TY Programme Outline © iWish Conference – Women in STEM careers
TY Parent-teacher meeting
TY presentation to parents – Term 1, November
TY presentation to parents & TY Graduation Ceremony – Term 3, May
Chinese module
Gaisce Programme, including Gaisce Adventure Hike
Photography Course
Creative Writing

Core subjects studied in TY:

English,  Maths,  Irish,  Careers, Chemistry,  Biology,  Business,  Accounting, RE, PE, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Business, Spanish, Home Economics, Physics Applied Maths, RSE, Wellbeing programme
Throughout TY, all academic subjects are designed and delivered to form a strong foundation for Leaving Certificate success.
Please note: students who took a particular option at Junior Cycle may switch to the opposite option for TY, should they wish to do so.

Sampling 5th years Subjects
Students will all have the opportunity in TY to take part in ‘Sampling 5th years Subjects’.
Careers – mock interviews; guest speakers; career research.
Our TY students are enrolled into the REACH+ programme on The Reach+ Career and College Preparation Programme is a blended Career Guidance Programme for Senior Cycle Students from TY to 6th Year. The programme encourages independent research and can help support your daughter in making informed career decisions through understanding themselves, the world of education and the world of work. They will create a Career Portfolio which will contain all their career and course research and this can be assessed anytime from any wi-fi enabled device. This programme is followed through a weekly Career Guidance class.

TY students also complete monthly tests throughout the year, through a variety of forms of assessment, and parents receive regular updates through the monthly reports.

Volunteering & community outreach opportunities:
Hospice Coffee Morning Fundraiser – TY organising Team
Senior Citizens Lunch – TY organising Team
TY baking for Grandparents Mass and coffee morning
Sports Day – TY organising Team
BBQ – TY Home Economics students host their own baking
Christmas Shoebox appeal – TY organising Team


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 areas of career choice and equip them with information and experience to improve their eventual career choice.



Volunteering & community outreach opportunities:

In Rosemont we have a long history of all students participating in various aspects of social work in the local community. Students help in local community centres and with St Vincent de Paul and fundraise for the LauraLynn Children's Hospice Foundation, Spinal Injuries Ireland, Darkness into light and the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation.

TY's take responsibility for hosting local senior citizens in schools for one-on-one Tech help, Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch, BBQ/family fun day, Christmas Shoebox appeal, baking for Grandparent's Mass and coffee morning, Sports Day, Hospice Coffee Morning, & fundraising in conjunction with Kianda, our sister school in Nairobi, Kenya






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
  • International Exchange Programme to Spain/France/Boston.  A reciprocal school exchange between Rosemont sister schools. 
  • 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

Optional Activities

  • Gaisce Programme
  • Debating
  • European Youth Parliament (EYP)
  • DELE – Spanish Language Exams (Certified by Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • DELF – French Language Exams (Certified by Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • School Musical
  • Sports – After school training opportunities – hockey, basketball, netball, tennis, athletics

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