Animal Care is an interactive and thought-provoking TY module for all students. Students will learn, debate, and create content in this exciting module. Topics include, but are not limited to:
This year we will study the physical growth and psychological development of young children and gain an insight into how best to care for their needs.
We will learn about nutrition, play and emotional development in infants through a mixture of practical and classroom learning. This module will be assessed by a practical means whereby each pupil will get the chance to care for a simulation baby for a number of days throughout the module.
Food glorious food!
Safefood for life aims to help students develop important food safety skills and allows students to sit an online food hygiene examination at the end of the course.
On completion of the online examination successful students will meet the minimum training requirements to work in the food industry. This will be useful for students who wish to pursue part-time work in cafés, restaurants, hotels & deli's etc. It may also spark an interest in a future career in the food industry.
Super Size Me
Students will carry out indepth research into large multinational fast food chains such as McDonalds. They will discover how their multi million marketing campaigns are used to target us to buy their products and retain us as life long customers. They will study the adverse health impacts of consuming fast food products on a regular basis.
Students will learn how to cook healthy and nutritious dishes, with a focus on equipping themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to make wise decisions about their food choices as they gain independence as young adults. Students will be given autonomy to choose what they wish to cook and will carry out cookery practicals on their own, building on their planning, preparation and culinary skills. Students will be challenged to cook "fakeaway" meals- healthy versions of traditionally unhealthy takeaway meals!
Students will learn the key skills involved in radio production.
Areas of study will include:
Hierarchy of a radio station,
creating engaging content for the audience,
interview skills, vox pops,
cues and links, advertising, and
formatting and editing shows.
Students will also conduct case studies on real life radio stations and analyse their criteria for success.
Politics & Society
“You’re not apart from society, you’re part of society.”
What is politics? What is society? Is our world fair and equal? Who makes our laws? What is the media, and what is “fake news”? What are culture and identity? Is corruption always bad? Should we really pay taxes? Why does conflict happen? What are the UN, NATO and the EU?
These are just some of the big questions that students of Politics and Society care about. Through deep discussion and debate, this course will help us understand the complex patterns of human social life, and find our place within them. This Transition Year course should be of particular interest to students considering studying the new Politics and Society Leaving Certificate program.