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Transition Year

A Transition Year offers pupils a broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity, before proceeding to further study.

It provides a bridge to help pupils make the transition from a highly-structured environment to one where they will take greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making. Pupils will participate in learning strategies which are active and experiential and which help them to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

The Transition Year should also provide an opportunity for pupils to reflect on and develop an awareness of the value of education and training in preparing them for the ever-changing demands of the adult world of work and relationships.

The Transition Year is compulsory for all form 4 students at The King’s Hospital.

Download the 2018/19 TY Booklet here.


TY Programme Coordinator

Noel Cunningham

Work Experience

Orla Cummins

  • King's Hospital Transition Year