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Portmarnock Community School: Transition-year 2013 / 2014


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Updated slides (June 2013) for Transition-year in Portmarnock Community School. There will be further updates throughout the year - Constantly check the school website...

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Portmarnock Community School: Transition-year 2013 / 2014

  1. 1. TRANSITION YEAR2013 - 2014Portmarnock Community School
  2. 2. PLEASE NOTE! The 2013 /2014 Transition-year is still indevelopment. There will be an online aspect to the yearthat is yet to be finalised You will be informed once decisions aremade!Portmarnock Community School
  3. 3. TRANSITION-YEARTeacher says! “The opportunity of a lifetime tobe used with the lifetime of the opportunity”Student says! “…get involved in as manythings as you can, the year will be so muchbetter…”Portmarnock Community School
  4. 4. WHAT IS TRANSITION YEAR? Optional first year of a three-year LeavingCertificate Programme Strongly subscribed to by students, staffand parents of Portmarnock CommunitySchool Programme varies from school to schoolPortmarnock Community School
  5. 5. WHAT IS TRANSITION YEAR?…a unique one year programme thatpromotes the personal, social, vocational andeducational development of students andprepares them for their role as autonomous,participative and responsible members ofsociety.Portmarnock Community School
  6. 6. WHAT IS TRANSITION YEAR?…a bridge to enable students to make thetransition from the more dependent type oflearning associated with Junior Cycle to themore independent learning environmentassociated with Senior Cycle.…encourages the development of a widerange of transferable critical thinking andcreative problem solving skills.Portmarnock Community School
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  8. 8.  T.Y. Year Head - Mr. Maynes Tutors: Ms. Dixon, Ms. Clynes, Ms.Richardson, Ms. Bolger, Ms. D. O‟ Brien T.Y. Co-ordinator Mr. O‟ MahonyPortmarnock Community School
  9. 9. SOME KEY DATES Exams – 2nd and 3rd December 2103 Exams – 15th and 16th May 2014 Work-experience 9th Dec. „13 (two weeks) Community-care 3rd Feb. „14 (two weeks) TY Night Monday May 26th ‟14Portmarnock Community School
  10. 10.  Work-experience Diary due date: Monday13th January 2014. Community-care Diary due date: Monday 3rdMarch 2014 3% less per day – after one week (zero i.e.loss of 45% of marks)Portmarnock Community School
  11. 11.  Planned week for Play- Week of November 18th 2013 Planned week for Musical- Week of March 24th 2014Portmarnock Community School
  12. 12. WORK EXPERIENCE - AIMS To experience the nature and realities ofworking life… To identify skills and abilities required forparticular jobs… To achieve a realistic knowledge of theirown interests, abilities and social skills… To achieve a knowledge andunderstanding of job application andselection...Portmarnock Community School
  13. 13. THE WORK PLACEMENT• Students are advised to begin their searchfor a placement as soon as possible…• During the work experience students keepa diary of each days work...• They are monitored by teachers throughtelephone calls to their employers…Portmarnock Community School
  15. 15. EVALUATION Initiative in finding a placement 10% Full completion of diary 25% Presentation of diary on due date 15% Report from employer 30% Oral presentation to class 20%Your Tutor is responsible for this evaluationPortmarnock Community School
  16. 16. WEDNESDAY MODULES1. Animation – Ms. Tynan2. Digital photography – Mr. Higgins3. Heritage - Mr. Dempsey / Mr. Curran4. Film-studies – Mr. Clarke5. Life-skills – Ms. Clynes First-aid – CivilDefencePortmarnock Community School
  17. 17. TY REPORTS Irish / English / Maths / ContinentalEuropean Language You will sit two formal examinations(Christmas and Summer) and receive tworeports with a percentage grade in eachsubjectPortmarnock Community School
  18. 18. MAY TY REPORTDivided into three parts: The Modules (except life-skills / First-aid) =400 marks Academic options (six subjects plus I.T. andP.E.) = 800 marks Participation= 300 marks (Work-experience, Community,Care, Portfolio)Portmarnock Community School
  19. 19.  1050 - 1,500 - Distinction 825 – 1049 - Merit 600 – 824 - Pass 1 – 599 - FailYou teacher will clarify with you the nature ofthis assessment and its due date - this maybe online or as a verbal presentation or aposter, etcPortmarnock Community School
  20. 20.  TY Reports – as usual in January and June.This will include your absences. May TY Report – on the TY “Celebration”nightPortmarnock Community School
  21. 21. GAISCEThere are 4 different challenge areas. To earn an award, you will need toparticipate in each of the 4 challenge areas. You might decide to build onan activity you‟ve tried in the past.Each participant must participate in at least one new activity to earn anaward.The 4 challenge areas are:1. Community Involvement2. Personal Skill3. Physical Recreation4. Adventure JourneyPortmarnock Community School
  22. 22. GAISCE Presidents Award Leader: Mr. Dempsey Face to Face and Online requirements withboth Mr. Dempsey and Gaisce Deadlines are deadlinesPortmarnock Community School
  23. 23. INTERNAL PROGRAMMES Various Talks e.g. Garda road-safety Aptitude Tests Thinking Outside the Box Law DayPortmarnock Community School
  24. 24. CHANGE THIS YEARStudents undertaking Gaisce will be availablefor their overnight at GlendaloughonThursday and FridayApril 10th and 11th 2014Portmarnock Community School
  25. 25. OTHER ACTIVITIES Mini-companies, mentored by FingalEnterprise Board AIB Build a Bank An Gaisce Award (€10 extra) The Play “Twelfth Night” The Musical “Guys and Dolls” Fundraising – Walk in my Shoes (St. Patrick‟sUniversity Hospital) / Oesophageal cancer /RNLIPortmarnock Community School
  26. 26. OTHER ACTIVITIES Song-school (Up to twenty students - Smallfee) GAA coaching with local Primary-school Pupil participation in the Arch Club Rotary Club – youth leadership Variety showPortmarnock Community School
  27. 27. LINKS WITH THIRD-LEVEL DCU Compute TY (thirty places 2013) UCD – Physics workshop (one place) RCSI – Mini-Med (one place) RCSI – Innovations exhibition (thirty places) St. Patrick University Hospital (Two places) Physics Department TCD – nanotechnology / Astrophysics (1 placeeach) DIT Computing academy (five places)Portmarnock Community School
  28. 28. THE WAY STUDENTS (YOU) ARE GOINGTO COLLEGE IS CHANGING DCU: Degree in Problem Solving & SoftwareDevelopment (2013) General DCU entry requirements plus Maths – not anaccumulation of points We still encourage students to do well in their LeavingCertificate exams, but we will select students based ontheir passion, experience and ability Subjects + Portfolio + InterviewPortmarnock Community School
  29. 29. DCU PORTFOLIO IDEASHad appropriate computer-based experienceduring transition year inside schoolDeveloped a web siteProgramming, participated in initiativesoutside school e.g. ComputeTY, DITComputing Academy etcPortmarnock Community School
  30. 30. DCU PORTFOLIO IDEASBuilt their own computer (e.g. the Rasberrypi)Been involved extracurricular activity usingcomputers CoderDojoDoing own work and opening badges incodecademyPortmarnock Community School
  31. 31. TCD & THE CAO – TRIAL FROM 2014 ...a new system will take into account LeavingCertificate results, a students performanceranking in their own class, and a personalstatement written by the student. ...want to get a raw honest enthusiasticassessment or account of why the person wantsto study these particular things, who they areand the context in which the results wereachievedPortmarnock Community School
  32. 32. TRINITY & THE CAO – TRIAL FROM 2014 History (TR003), Law (TR004), and Ancientand Medieval History and Culture (TR028) Full detailsPortmarnock Community School
  33. 33. Consider the Centre for Talented YouthIreland, correspondence courses (2012/13link – will be updated in Autumn ‟13)Portmarnock Community School
  34. 34. SPORTS PROGRAMMES …emphasis on Coaching …emphasis on skills development …Dance / Frisbee …possibility of Diving (extra cost)Portmarnock Community School
  35. 35. P.E. ASSESSMENTStudents will use….technology to present ordisplay information on the skill component,psychology, or nutritional aspects ofPhysical Education. There will also be aunit on Sports Science.Deadlines are deadlines for submittingprojects…Portmarnock Community School
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  37. 37. EXTRAS Ski-trip to Switzerland (participantsselected in Third-year) Lesotho experience (participants selectedin Third-year) Surfing in Mayo (with an marineawareness module) - Sailing with Malahide Yacht Club –certification – excellent value for moneyPortmarnock Community School
  38. 38. OPPORTUNITIES WILL ARISE... Film Student Council FundraisingPortmarnock Community School
  39. 39. MOTIVATIONPortmarnock Community School
  40. 40. PORTFOLIO The Portfolio is the purposeful collection ofyour work To show your effort, progress andachievement in ten areas of learning You will select the pieces of your work thatbest show learning, not necessarily thebest piecesPortmarnock Community School
  41. 41. CONTENT OF PORTFOLIO One exemplar piece of work from Fivesubjects you studied (5) Photographs and accounts of two school-organised activities that took place outsidePortmarnock Community School (2) Reflection on one outside school activitythat you undertook yourself (1)Portmarnock Community School
  42. 42.  One reflection on an activity you volunteeredfor in school (1) One reflection on your experience of TY – aWritten Report, a song, a poem, be inventive!(1)Portmarnock Community School
  43. 43. PRESENTATION OF PORTFOLIO A folder With a table of contents Use dividers for the ten pieces of work Individualise it – but don‟t make it“dazzling” – you may need to show thisfolder elsewherePortmarnock Community School
  44. 44. PORTFOLIO INTERVIEWPortfolios submitted Friday May 2nd 2014Interviews:Wednesday – Wed14th and Wed 21st MayPortmarnock Community School
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  46. 46. MOTIVATION Make Transition-year – your year!Portmarnock Community School