This optional year provides a transition from Junior Certificate to Leaving Certificate and allows students to mature.
It enables students to develop a wide range of personal and social skills, provides opportunities for personal growth and lays the foundation for further study.
The programme includes Gaeilge, English, Maths, French, German, Arts & Crafts, Science, Spirituality, Social Studies, Drama, Music, Physical & Health Education, Social Environmental Economic & Political Studies, ICT, Design and Communications Graphics (DCG) and Career Guidance.
Students take the E.C.D.L. Start programme and undertake two work experience programmes – one based in the community, the second based in business / industry.
There are modular courses in Home Economics, Mini Company and Work Experience.