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Irish Transition Year: Practical Studies

Whether teachers and pupils are interested in trying out new subjects, seeking to broaden the scope of a project, or to inject something new into the mini-company element of their Transition Year, Alison’s Practical Studies section may have the perfect fit.

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Fashion, Home and Garden

Practical studies often encompass home economics, agricultural science and arts and crafts. Explore topics like gardening, interior design, cookery and even make-up and dog grooming. With key elements of TY including an emphasis on helping pupils consider future careers and become independent learners before beginning their Leaving Cert, these courses could prove invaluable.

Some key concepts:

  • Furniture restoration plus interior design and home furnishings.
  • Crafts.
  • Home and garden maintenance.
  • Food studies and practical cookery.

Hands-on Trades

These subjects are all about getting hands-on experience of everything from technology and routine car maintenance to traditional trades such as carpentry, electrical work and plumbing. They may be useful to anyone thinking of going into engineering or taking a vocational route through training.

Some key concepts:

  • Technology, applied science and subjects such as engineering, construction studies, technical graphics and agricultural science.
  • Furniture-making and carpentry.
  • Know your car and routine maintenance.

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