Students will get to explore the Irish language without the perameters of a state exam.
There will be a focus on the spoken language and exploring topics relevant to students interests.
TY Gaeilge will expend the students knowledge of the language as well as allowing the students to explore Irish in a creative medium.
English is a core subject which means that students take this subject for the full school year . The year has been divided into five modules worth two credits each. This subject will be evaluated by means of continuous assessment , which will hopefully keep our students focused , motivated and remain on task throughout the duration of the academic year.
TY students will embark on an exciting journey filled with colour, drama, reading , writing and plenty of creativity.
Our hopes for our TY English pupils this year is that they ;
-Gain a deeper confidence in themselves
-Develop their communication skills
- Hone their social skills and
-Become more self directed learners
TY Maths will be a combination of practical and portfolio work. TY Students will coordinate the Maths Week programme in October for junior cycle students and will have the opportunity to teach a first year Maths class during Maths Week.
Maths modules throughout the year will highlight the importance and relevance of mathematics in the real world such as Business Analytics, Cryptography
TY Maths will also build students confidence and appreciation of Maths for Senior Cycle in developing problem solving skills, especially in relation to applications of Maths - the Maths for Life Module!
TY Maths students will also coordinate Maths Problem of the Week, and Maths Joke for the Week.
TY Physical Education focuses on inclusion and leadership where students will learn through participation in a much wider range of areas of the PE curriculum. Personal development and active participation is a key element of the PE programme.
The programme is designed for the group to develop their subject knowledge of physical education through a broad and exciting programme. Students will experience a variety of physical and recreational activities both on and off-site, have opportunities to achieving a number of sports leadership awards, learn First Aid/CPR and modules on Health & Fitness and adapted PE.
Students will also have the opportunity to research PE related topics and enter the annual PE Expo competition at DCU.
Spikeball Leaders Award
Rowing Ireland Coaching Award
Sports Leadership Awards
Outdoor Adventure Activities
Personal Fitness & Health
5km Park Run
Games for Understanding
Religious Education will seek to challenge and develop students with a varied and exciting programme.
Students will partake in an analysis of the CSO Census with particular focus on religious affiliation & practice in Ireland today. Student will look for changes and ascertain links with demographic shifts. This will culminate in an interfaith conference.
Development Education & Mindfulness
Students will complete modules on development education, mindfulness, morality, media studies and Alpha to name but a few. For more information on Alpha see the video featuring Bear Grylls here:
TY French students will learn about and experience the Francophonie countries of the world in three main ways:
1. Using French as a living language: We will prepare for and celebrate European Day of Languages, follow the news and keep up to date with current events in France, create and play games through the medium of French, and hopefully correspond with students in a school in France. Ooh la la!
2. Exploring different aspects of Francophonie culture: We will compare and contrast the cuisines, music, fashion, school life and much more of France and French speaking countries around the world. Très bien!
3. Preparing students for some of the oral aspects of French in senior cycle: Using the language skills learned while studying French at Junior Cycle, we will learn to chat at ease about ourselves, our lives and our interests. Magnifique!
Transition Year Spanish pupils will explore the world of Spain and Latin America through language, culture, music, dance, projects, guest speakers, radio, film and television.
The Transition year course will draw on the experiences and expertise of Le Chéile's Spanish department and a comprehensive knowledge of the Spanish speaking world will be achieved by the end of the course.
TY Spanish will be visual, kinaesthetic and practical, in nature, but will also adequately challenge and motivate pupils intellectually in learning the language. ¡Bienvenidos a todos!