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 & Crafts
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.
Student will try different craft techniques such as cross stitching, crochet, knitting, applique.
Learning to market, package and sell their own hand made cards, invitations and favour boxes.
Students will learn how to cook healthy and nutritious dishes and bake delicious cakes.
Students will learn basic techniques of cake decorating.
Learning to market, package and sell their own hand made bakery items.
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.