About these courses

Due to demand, we are running 5-Hour Crash Courses at the end of May and the beginning of June. These courses give students the best possible advantage as they prepare for the all-important Leaving Certificate. One last ounce of effort could make all the difference.

Here is how these courses will benefit students:

  • They will give students an exam strategy plan to help them maximise their grade on the day.
  • They will provide students with a final boost of confidence before exam day.
  • They will offer students one last opportunity to avail of expert teaching before the Leaving Certificate.

 

Rónán Murdock, Business, Economics & Irish teacher explaining how these courses are structured:

 SubjectLevelDayTime
AccountingHSaturday 25th May9:00am-2:00pm
Biology

Biology

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Friday 31st May

Saturday 1st June

9:00am-2:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

BusinessHFriday 31st May9:00am-2:00pm
ChemistryHSaturday 1st June9:00am-2:00pm
EconomicsHSaturday 25th May9:00am-2:00pm
English

English

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Sunday 26th May

Sunday 2nd June

9:00am-2:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

FrenchHFriday 31st May9:00am-2:00pm
GeographyHSaturday 25th May9:00am-2:00pm
IrishHSunday 26th May9:00am-2:00pm
Maths Paper 1

Maths Paper 1

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Saturday 25th May

Saturday 1st June

9:00am-2:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Maths Paper 2

Maths Paper 2

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Sunday 26th May

Sunday 2nd June

9:00am-2:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

Maths

Maths

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Saturday 25th May

Friday 31st May

9:00am-2:00pm

9:00am-2:00pm

PhysicsHFriday 31st May9:00am-2:00pm
ReligionHSaturday 1st June9:00am-2:00pm
SpanishHThursday 30th May9:00am-2:00pm
Accounting

This course gives students an insight into what they can expect in the Leaving Certificate Exam. A key element will be to focus on the previous exam questions and also on how to pick up easy marks. Students should bring their book of exam papers to this course. The following topics will be covered:

  • Company Final Accounts including Manufacturing.
  • Published Accounts.
  • Club Accounts.
  • Correction of Errors and Suspense Accounts.
  • Incomplete Records.
  • Cash Budgeting including Production Budget.
  • Service Firm Accounts.
  • Interpretation of Accounts.
Biology

Students will benefit from a set of notes containing all the mandatory experiments on the Biology syllabus. They will also receive comprehensive, exam-focused notes on the following topics:

  • Ecology
  • Enzymes, Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Excretion
  • Food and Human Nutrition
  • Microorganisms (Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses)
  • Human Reproduction
  • Structure and Transport in Plants

 

Business

The following topics will be covered in detail:

Enterprise
Management Skills and Activities
Human Resource Management
Communications
Accounting Ratios
Marketing
Business Expansion
Types of Business Organisation
Government and Business

Students will receive a Time Management Plan, which tells them what topics they must focus on. This course will also show students the common mistakes that are made on exam day and they will be taught to prevent these from happening.While notes will be given on the entire course (Units 1-7). This revision course will only focus on Units 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

In the previous years , (2014, 2009 & 2004) , that the ABQ question was based on Units 1, 2 & 3. Units 1-5 alone would have covered candidates for approximately 98% of the paper.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head of the Business Department at The Dublin Academy of Education. He is the author of the Leaving Certificate Business Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

Chemistry

Firstly, mandatory experiments will be covered. These experiments can account for between 25% and 37.5% of the exam paper. Past Leaving Cert and possible Leaving Cert questions and solutions will be provided for all topics. Strategies to maximise grades will be provided, with particular emphasis on the marking scheme. The following topics, specifically chosen to ensure maximum choice for the exam, will be covered:

  • Fuels & Heats of Reaction
  • Equilibrium
  • pH & Indicators
  • Acids and Bases
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Water

About the Teacher : Lynn Anderson engages with and instils confidence in students, due to her mastery of the Chemistry syllabus. Her experience working as an examiner for the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students.

Economics

The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Supply, Demand and Elasticity
  • Costs of Production
  • Market Structures
  • Factors of Production
  • International Trade
  • Inflation and Banking
  • National Income
  • Government Finances

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head Economics teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. In 2012, just 3% of students nationwide got an A1 in Leaving Certificate Economics; however, 32% of Rónán's students achieved A1s. Rónán is the author of the Leaving Certificate Economics Revision textbook, and is a popular  teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

English

This English course focuses on building the techniques that the examiner expects you to be able to both use and analyse. You will be confident that you have our formula, with which to successfully manage the probable exam questions.

This course focuses on, firstly, building an awareness of what the examiner wants and then providing the confidence to be able to supply it. As our teachers have said over the years: “It is a myth that English can’t be trained for.”

 

Michael Ruaidhri Deasy 6th Year English Grinds in DublinAbout the Teacher: Michael Ruaidhrí Deasy is the Head English teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. He has been an advisor to some of Ireland's leading textbook publishers regarding the new English Syllabus, and has worked for The State Examinations Commission. In recent Leaving Certificate results, 36% of Michael Ruaidhrí's students achieved an A1. Nationwide, this figure was just 4%. This can be explained by his ability to teach English as a formula that every student can follow, eliminating the air of mystery, and sometimes confusion, around the subject and its marking scheme.

 

French

There will be a heavy emphasis on your game plan for the exam and a focus on learning how to “minimise mistakes and maximise marks”. Students will also receive Lisa’s predictions for Leaving Cert 2019. The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Aural Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Written Section Marking Scheme
  • Essay Tasks
  • Journal Intime/Diary Entry

 

About the Teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin Academy of Education. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks, and is a member of the French Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.

Geography

By the end of this course, students will be extremely well-equipped to excel in the leaving cert exam. They will receive comprehensive, exam-focused handouts on the topics below, as well as expert advice on the best techniques for tackling the exam on the day. The following areas will be covered in detail:

  • Short questions 
  • Physical geography
  • Regional geography
  • Geoecology (Soils and Biomes)
Irish
Ceapadóireacht
Saol an déagóra
Fadhbanna sa tsochaí
An Ghaeilge
An Léamhthuiscint
Ceist 6b
Prós
Gnáthrud, Dís & Cáca Milis
An Fhilíocht
Mo ghrá-sa, Spailpín Fánach & Colscaradh
Litríocht Bhreise
An Triail – Fulaingt Mháíre sa dráma

Note: Approximately 20 mins will be spent on “An Triail” – For students who aren’t doing An Triail notes will also be given on Gafa & A thig ná tit orm.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the author of several Irish textbooks, is an experienced Irish speaker and has taught at a Gaelscoil. He is a popular teacher amongst students because of his ability for instilling confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. 

Maths Paper 1

You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called ‘How to beat the Examiner’, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme. You receive a set of notes called the ‘Bankers Bible’, which includes all the items that can be learned off by heart (This set alone is worth 5% of the exam). The following topics will be covered:

  • Integration/Functions/Differentiation
  • Sequences and Series and Patterns
  • Financial Maths
  • Complex Numbers
  • Induction
  • Algebra
  • Injective/Surjective/Bijective

Note: Students will also receive Robert’s predictions for Leaving Certificate 2019.

 

Rob Browne, Head Maths Teacher and The Dublin Academy of EducationAbout the teacher: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students' interest and is renowned for giving students confidence they thought wasn't there. He is a vastly experienced teacher, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin. His experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths syllabus. He has appeared in the media leading discussions on Maths, syllabus content, teaching methods and exams. Robert teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students.

Maths Paper 2

You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called ‘How to beat the Examiner’, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme. You receive a set of notes called the ‘Bankers Bible’, which includes all the items that can be learned off by heart (This set alone is worth 5% of the exam). The following topics will be covered:

  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Co-ordinate geometry of the line
  • Co-ordinate geometry of the circle

Note: Students will also receive Robert’s predictions for Leaving Certificate 2019.

 

Rob Browne, Head Maths Teacher and The Dublin Academy of EducationAbout the teacher: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students' interest and is renowned for giving students confidence they thought wasn't there. He is a vastly experienced teacher, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin. His experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths syllabus. He has appeared in the media leading discussions on Maths, syllabus content, teaching methods and exams. Robert teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students.

Maths (O)

With Project Maths beginning to settle, predictable trends are now being identified. We will show you the shortcuts to take full advantage of this. The following topics will be covered:

Paper 1

  • Algebra
  • Sequences, Series and Patterns
  • Functions and Calculus
  • Complex Numbers

Paper 2

  • The Line
  • The Circle
  • Trigonometry
  • Area and Volume
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Geometry

Note: Students will also receive Carl’s predictions for Leaving Cert 2019.

About the Teacher: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in Maths.

Physics

Students will receive summaries for the entire course. These summaries contain the critical information required for the exam. Students will also receive our teacher’s predictions for Leaving Cert 2019. The following topics will be covered:

  • Light: Diffraction and Interference
  • Sound: Standing Waves
  • Electricity: Circuits
  • Modern Physics: Nucleus

About the Teacher: Kieran Mills has 25 years' experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. He is also the co-author of the Physics Experiment Book, which is given free of charge to all Physics students at The Dublin Academy of Education. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

Religion

The Exam Paper:  Exam technique, planning and timing.  Structure and content of exam answers.

The Search for Meaning and Values.  This will include the search for meaning and values in Ancient Societies, the origins and development of philosophy in the Classical world including Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.  The Religious philosophers, proofs of God, Humanism, and the search for meaning and values in contemporary society.

Christianity: Origins and Contemporary Expression.  The impact of Rome, early Christian communities, return to origins movement, Christ in contemporary society.

World Religions and Plenary session:  Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Chinese religions.  Plenary: advice on how to answer the optional sections of the Exam.

Spanish

This course focuses on manipulating the exam to your advantage. Firstly, the course focuses on building an awareness of what the examiner wants and then on providing the confidence to be able to supply it.  The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Aural Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Opinion Piece/Essay
  • Dialogue Construction
  • Diary Entry

About the teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin Academy of Education. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks and is a member of the Spanish Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.

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PriceTotalSavings
1st Course€160€160
2nd Course€130€290€30
3rd Course€100€390€90
4th Course€70€460€180
5th Course€50€510€290
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