St Vincent's Secondary School

Transition Year


Transition Year offers our students a broad range of educational experiences. Students undertake learning in core subjects including Irish, English, Maths and French which develop knowledge, understanding and skills to support their learning in senior cycle. In addition to modules in Science, Business, History and Geography they also experience new subjects and modules such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, Coding, Careers, Enterprise, Mini Company, Drama and Film Studies.

Students are facilitated to undertake the Gaisce programme throughout TY. An important element of TY is the work experience programme which helps students prepare for future careers. Transition Year students organise and manage the annual musical, the school talent show known as Fashionably Talented and the school mini company trade fair. These whole school events enable them to develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving and organisational skills. These are essential skills for the successful participation in the world of work and in further and higher education.

They also have the opportunity to undertake an extensive extra curricular programme which includes banking challenges, first aid courses, school digital champions initiative, film school, debating, public speaking, coding, maths competitions and driving school. Students progress to Leaving Certificate after completing Transition Year or Junior Cycle.

They have three options to choose from Leaving Certificate Established, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (beginning September 2019) and Leaving Certificate Applied.

St Vincent's Secondary School
Seatown Place
Co. Louth

042 933 2790

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