Our TY Curriculum

Our unique and innovative TY programme aims to teach students how to reason, to be creative, to negotiate, and to put plans into action. New subjects are introduced for short modules that can stimulate self-directed learning and build confidence to achieve academic goals in senior cycle.


The core subjects are as follows:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Maths
  • Irish
  • French
  • German
  • Physical Education
  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Health Education
  • Computer studies
  • Communications.

The subjects taught in module form (short courses) have included:

  • Development and Geography Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Tourism Studies
  • Architectural Studies
  • Science
  • Chemistry / Physics / Agricultural Science / Biology
  • Enterprise
  • Personal Development
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Public Speaking and Media Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Careers
  • Personal Development
  • Women in History

Project time is built in to the timetable

Note: As this is a school-based programme, the subjects offered can vary from year to year.

Assessment and Certification

Each student receives a school and a Department of Education certificate upon finishing the year’s programme.
School reports, including student self-assessments, are sent home twice a year.
Assessment varies according to the subject taught, but includes detailed records of attendance, participation and completion of specific assignments. This forms a record of the student’s efforts in all classes.
Please note: Grades are not used in many of the subject reports in TY

Some activities also carry a certificate. Examples include Communications exams.