St. Joseph’s we design our own Transition Year programme, within set guidelines, to suit the needs and interests of our students. There is no state examination at the end of Transition Year. Assessment is carried out on an ongoing basis and includes a mix of school-based assessment of projects and portfolios, oral, aural, practical and written activities. Evaluation of activities such as work experience or community service includes reports from the providers or hosts of such activities. Some subject modules have their own assessment arrangements. In TY there is a high level of self-directed learning in the context of co- and cross-curricular interaction. At the end of each year the programme is evaluated with an input from TY students, staff and parents.