The Transition Year is an academic year that works as a link between the Junior and Senior Cycle. It has a lower academic load focusing on more practical aspects of education. Its main objective is to promote students’ personal, social, educational and vocational development, as well as to prepare them for their role as autonomous, responsible and active members of society. This year is very unique compared with other educational systems and we are proud to being able to offer it to our students and to our exchange students.
During this year, students learn to work as a team through group and research projects, they attend various seminars and conferences, they do community services, etc. Moreover, during the second quarter of the Transition Year, students will take spend approximately 2-4 weeks dedicated to internships.
The subjects taught vary, ranging from the traditional main subjects such as Mathematics, History and English, to other optional and newly incorporated subjects such as Cooking, Domestic Economics, Photography, Self Defense, Drawing, Speech, Choir, International Relations, and a very long etcetera.
The evaluation of learning is not carried out done through final exams but, in most cases, is usually based on the group or individual project presentations, a positive attitude, and a good work ethic throughout the year.
Students attending Transition Year must be prepared to pay for some extras, e.g. for excursions or.