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Transition Year

In Newbridge College, Transition Year is an optional one year programme taken between Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate.  In recent years approximately half of 3rd year students have taken this programme.

While the primary aim of the programme is the social and personal development of the students, a great emphasis is also placed on the development of independent learning and study skills.

All students currently take each of the following subjects:

Irish    English    Maths    Biology    Physics/Chemistry    Computers (ECDL)   Home Economics    Religion    Art    PE    Business    History    Geography    Media Studies   Law   Kinaesthetics   Music   French/German

Students undergo work experience one day each week, either Monday or Friday.  They also take part in a Mini-Company programme which has been very successful.  Throughout the year students take part in many activities, including:

Hiking - Ice Skating - Film making - Visits to Museums - Adventure sports - Music workshops - First Aid - Prison Visit - Attending Conferences - Workshop in Dublin Zoo.

There are four assessments throughout the year.  Two are internal subject assessments and two are more formal assessments at the end of first term and at the end of the year. Each student will have an interview at the end of the year.

Newbridge College Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland Tel: +353 45 487200 Fax: +353 45 487234 Email: info@newbridge-college.ie