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Bush Post Primary School

Assessment Policy in Transition Year 

Methods of assessment in Transition Year vary for subjects & modules. Individual subject and module teachers plan their assessment methods annually to best complement the learning experience encountered by students in respective subject areas.  

An overview of the assessment methodologies practiced in Transition Year includes the following: 

  • Written assessment in December and May.
  • Oral assessment
  • Report Writing
  • Practical assessment
  • Transition Year Portfolio
  • Work Experience Diary
  • Homework assessed regularly by subject teachers
  • Project based assessment – written and I.C.T. based.


Parents are informed of individual student progress at Christmas and Summer with formal reports sent home from school. These reports include details of marks and grades achieved in each subject/ module as well as a personalized comment from each teacher. Attendance details are also included on these reports.