St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush

Key Skills & Assessment

Key Skills & Assessment

Transition Year Key Skills & Assessment

St Joseph's holds great pride in the quality and range of experiences that are afforded our TY students. The day to day class modules that our students participate in are key to this experience. Considerable time has been invested in developing an experience for our students that is unlike anything they've encountered in their junior cycle education to date and yet prepares them with transferable skills to tackle their senior cycle years and beyond.

Transition year is module based with students experiencing 4 timetables throughout the year. This gives all students exposure to the wide range of subjects and modules that are available to them in TY.

A major component of all TY modules in St Joseph's is a focus on 4 core areas. Under the umbrella of each core area each TY teacher decides on specific skills that the students will engage with, experience, learn and excel in over the duration of that teacher's module. Student reports will be reflective of how well they engaged with these skills.

The 4 Core Areas:

  • Creativity
  • Managing Myself
  • Working with Others
  • Communication

Teachers are encouraged to share they key skills that will be worked on/towards in their module to be shared at the very beginning of the subject along with the module learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

All subjects will contain a digital and oral assessment component and will be reflected on accordingly by class teachers in the end of module report for each student.

For each subject a student can earn a maximum of 3 credits. The credit breakdown is as follows:

0 = Yet to Meet expectations
1 = In Line with Expectations
2 = Above Expectations
3 = Exceptional

Awarding credits will cover the digital & oral assessment, participation, effort, engagement and completion of all other tasks/activities to agreed deadlines as set out by the class teacher.

The structure and detail of our subject planning in TY lends to a more meaningful learning experience for our students in transition year. The TY student is empowered with the clarity of knowing what is expected of them from the outset of a class and supported to achieve above their own expectations throughout the module.

Skill

Jan 20
2020
CAO Reduced Application Fee Closing
Feb 01
2020
CAO Closing Date
Feb 03
2020
Mock Exams 3rd & 6th years
Feb 10
2020
TY Work Experience
17-Jan-2020
St Joseph's Secondary School is very strongly represented in the 2020 BT Young Scientist competition.
17-Jan-2020
The weekly roundup for St Joseph's from Monday 13th of January 2020 - Friday 17th January 2020. #WR5
11-Jan-2020
The weekly roundup for St Joseph's from Monday 6th of January 2020 - Friday 10th January 2020. #WR4
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