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

CORE programme – for everyone


  • TY Carlingford Adventure Centre Trip: celebrate with your classmates by heading to Carlingford on the day of the Junior Cycle examination results
  • Sailing – 6-week sailing module in Dun Laoghaire
  • Mini-companies 
  • Build-a-bank
  • Law Module (Public Access to Law – King’s Inn) & visit to the Criminal Courts
  • Technology module
  • First Aid
  • Active Dance
  • Self Defence
  • History and cultural module
  • Theatre visit – details to follow
  • Leaders on our level – TY leadership Conference
  • Concert visit – details to follow
  • TY trip to Belfast
  • Careers – mock interviews; guest speakers; career research
  • TY retreat day – learning to reflect
  • Work Experience – Week 1: 15th -19th  October;  Week 2: 28th January – 1st February
  • Research and presentation skills
  • TY DATs – Differentiated Aptitude Tests
  • iWish Conference – Women in STEM careers
  • Physics Module
  • Zoology and ecology – trips to Dublin Zoo and Airfield Farm
  • TY Parent-teacher meeting – Wed 7th November 4.15 – 6.45pm
  • TY presentation to parents – Term 1 Wednesday 28th November 8pm
  • TY presentation to parents – Term 3 Thursday 2nd May 8pm
  • Chess module
  • Sparking Creativity in Microsoft’s DreamSpace
  • Chinese module
  • More to follow!


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