Transition Year Admissions Policy The Transition Year Programme Rationale and Mission The aims of the Transition Year Programme in St Conleth’s Community College are:
To provide students with the opportunity to find the skills and supports necessary to discover their aptitudes, abilities and strengths.
To allow students to experience a year where the emphasis will be on individual responsibility, maturity and personal development.
It is objective of the Transition Year Programme to:
Promote a mature attitude towards study by encouraging self-directed learning.
Provide the opportunity to develop skills related to the world of work.
Encourage communication skills by providing opportunities for teamwork.
Allow students to take time to explore their awareness of issues and concerns in the world at large.
Admission Policy to the Transition Year Programme The Transition Year Programme in St Conleth’s Community College is open to all students that have completed the Junior Certificate State examinations at the end of 3rd Year. A completed Transition Year application form must be submitted by a specific date to the school. Each applicant will then be invited to attend a formal interview. Those who have not previously studied at St Conleth’s Community College may be considered for Transition Year upon admission to St Conleth’s Community College subject to a place/places being available. Students will be admitted to the programme subject to resources. The School Management has an implied right and duty to, if necessary, limit the intake to Transition Year. It would be irresponsible of the School Management to admit an excessive number of students as to do so would involve a decline in educational standards and an erosion of the ethos of the Transition Year Programme.
Selection Criteria Students must complete an application form for entry to the programme. Recommendations will be made by the 3rd Year Tutors and the Year Head to the Transition Year Committee, the Deputy Principal and the Principal. Students will be accepted on general consensus of the above parties. Any student who does not meet the necessary criteria will not be offered a place on the Transition Year Programme.
Suitability of the applicant to the programme
Suitability of the programme for individual applicants
The student is willing to accept the place for the full school year
Completion of a Transition Year application form
The student is willing to sign a contract
A student who fails to secure a place on the programme may appeal the decision to the Principal
Interview of applicants
All applicants will be notified in writing
Successful applicants must confirm their acceptance and their deposit before the closing date specified on the acceptance letter
Transition Year Admission Marking Scheme Attendance (10 Marks) 100% - 90% 10 Marks 89% - 80% 8 Marks 79% - 70% 6 Marks Less than 70% 0 Marks
Behaviour (20 Marks) Deduct 5 marks for each suspension Deduct 2 marks for each detention
Application Form (10 Marks) Content 5 Marks Received on time 3 Marks Neatness 2 Marks
Interview (30 Marks) Punctuality 5 Marks Appearance 5 Marks Understanding of what TY is about 5 Marks Reasons for applying 5 Marks Clear aims of what they want from TY 5 Marks Ability to work independently / as part of a group / meet deadlines 5 Marks
Participation (20 Marks) Teachers’ opinion of suitability (Curricular)
Participation (10 Marks) In school 5 Marks (Extra-Curricular) External 5 Marks