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At the Dublin Academy of Education, we believe that in every student is the potential for increased achievement. Every student deserves to have the best teachers and teaching approach, as well as the best academic and personal development environment to unlock this potential. The Academy is not just about helping our students get great grades and overcome the challenges of the Leaving Certificate. It is also to equip them with the confidence, mind-set and skills to overcome challenges throughout their lives, realising their true potential, and getting the most from life.

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Gavin Cowzer Speaks To RTÉ Radio 1
Dublin Academy | January 20, 2021

Yesterday, Tuesday 19th of January, our Head English Teacher Gavin Cowzer was invited to speak on RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Drivetime’ about the English paper in this year’s Leaving Certificate. Speaking to Evelyn O’Rourke during the Study Hub segment, Gavin gave an excellent account of how to tackle English for Leaving Cert including: A breakdown of […]

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New: The Academy Podcast – Navigating the CAO
Dublin Academy | January 20, 2021

With the CAO deadline of February 1st looming, we took to our Academy Podcast to have a chat with Guidance Counsellor for The Academy, Aoife. Covering everything from how the CAO works and alternative routes to popular courses to the ‘M’ word, Aoife alongside our Podcast host David Lewis give an in-depth account of how […]

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Ciaran Hartigan Principal at The Academy
Day School Update – January 8th
Dublin Academy | January 8, 2021

Dear Parents / Guardians,  As you are no doubt aware, the government’s decision to allow 6th Year students come in to school for three days a week has now been reversed, so I am writing to you in response to this announcement.  I have written to the students themselves to reassure them and outline our […]

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Weekly Grinds Update
Dublin Academy | January 5, 2021

We have contingency plans in place should the Government extend the closure of schools past Monday 11th January. Our full Weekly Grinds timetable will be live-streamed via our Moodle platform, ensuring that students receive 100% of tuition. Students can log in to our Moodle at the following link – We are sending out text […]

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Update on our Classroom-Based Christmas Revision Courses
Dublin Academy | December 30, 2020

Following the announcement of the school closures by the Government this evening, we are no longer able to hold the last two days of our classroom-based Christmas Revision Courses in Stillorgan, which were scheduled to take place tomorrow and Friday. To ensure all our students receive the remaining tuition from these courses, the last two days will be […]

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Merry Christmas from The Academy
Dublin Academy | December 22, 2020

From all of us at The Dublin Academy of Education, we’d like to wish all of our students and their families Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2020 wasn’t the year we thought it might be however, hopefully you were able to find the silver lining and make the most of the year – […]

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Christmas Jumper Day
Dublin Academy | December 15, 2020

Last Friday, 11th December, we wrapped up our first term here at The Academy with some festive fun. Our students, along with some help from year heads Tracy, Rob and Lorraine, organised some fun events to mark the Christmas holidays and help out a very important charity. The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, provides specialised hospice care […]

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Covid-19 Safety measures at The Dublin Academy of Education
Christmas Offer – Extended!
Dublin Academy | December 7, 2020

We are delighted to announce that due to phenomenal demand we have extended our Buy One Get One Free offer on Christmas Revision Courses until Friday, 18th December. This means you can get two Christmas Revision Courses for just €295! Our 3rd, 5th and 6th Year Christmas Revision Courses are running On-site from 28th December […]

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Success – Our First Live Class!
Dublin Academy | November 27, 2020

Last night, 26th November, we hosted our first 1 Hour Live Class on Instagram to an audience of over 500 people. David Lewis, our Biology teacher brought students through his method of ‘How to Beat the Biology Examiner’ from the comfort of their homes. With some changes to the 2021 Leaving Certificate course, this class […]

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How to Beat the Biology Examiner
Dublin Academy | November 16, 2020

We are delighted to announce the first instalment in our Instagram Live series, ‘How to Beat the Biology Examiner’. In this one hour live video, 5th & 6th year students can watch as our Biology teacher David goes through:  What can actually be asked on the Biology paper, Exam tips – the best path to […]

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Virtual Open Day – 14th November
Dublin Academy | November 16, 2020

On Saturday, 14th November we held our first Virtual Open Day for 5th and 6th year Full-Time School students. We were absolutely delighted to have had a great number of students and their families in attendance to hear from a group of our staff and students about their experience here in The Dublin Academy of […]

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100km November Challenge
Dublin Academy | November 9, 2020

  To support our continued focus on fostering positive mental health, as a school we have decided to organise a 100km Challenge for the month of November. Students and staff can take part by walking/ running/ swimming/ cycling a total of 100km. We are delighted to be raising money as part of this challenge for the charity Jigsaw. The […]

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Announcing our New Partnership with Zest Life
Dublin Academy | November 6, 2020

Due to the continuing uncertainty and disruption to other aspects of our lives, mental health is an issue which is very much to the fore at present.  With this in mind, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Zest Life Family and Youth Therapeutic Services.  Should any of our 5th and 6th Year […]

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Leaving Cert Summer Grinds at The Dublin Academy of Education
Christmas Revision Courses
Dublin Academy | November 5, 2020

We are running Christmas Revision Courses for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year students from 28th December – 1st January in both Stillorgan and Online. Students are able to mix-and-match and book any combination of classroom-based and pre-recorded Online Christmas Revision Courses. Students who attend these courses will receive: On average, 250 pages of our H1 study notes per subject. Over […]

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Happy Halloween!
Dublin Academy | October 23, 2020

Happy Halloween from all the Academy team! We know this mid-term break will be very different to normal, but we hope that all our students have a nice break and well-deserved rest after a busy term. Today, we had a little Halloween celebration for our students and were very impressed by some of the Halloween costumes! […]

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Covid-19 Safety measures at The Dublin Academy of Education
Weekly Grinds Running as Normal
Dublin Academy | October 21, 2020

Dear Parents/Students, In light of the recent government announcement this week, we wanted to let you know we will be running our Weekly Classroom-based Grinds in Stillorgan and Killester as normal. Education is deemed an essential service so classes are continuing to operate over the coming weeks. To share a quote from Minister for Education […]

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Study Skills Course with David Lewis at The Dublin Academy of Education
Study Skills Course
Dublin Academy | October 8, 2020

We are excited to be running a Study Skills Course on Sunday 18th October, from 9.30am – 1.30pm, in our school in Stillorgan! This Study Skills Course will arm students with the skills to effectively revise and retain all the content that they have learned. Students will receive comprehensive, focused notes to support the class content. Developing […]

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The Dublin Academy of Education Reviews
Feedback from the Class of 2020
Dublin Academy | September 29, 2020

As outlined in our Mission Statement, here at The Academy, we strive to provide all of our students with an exemplary educational experience in an environment where they feel cared for, listened to and respected.  Our students are at the centre of everything we do and their emotional and academic wellbeing are our foremost consideration. […]

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Ciaran Hartigan Principal at The Academy
Live-Streaming at our Full-Time School
Dublin Academy | September 24, 2020

Our live-streaming service is now fully operational for all of our students.  This means that students, who are unable to attend school for any reason, can log in to our online platform and view their classes live, as per their regular timetable. We are very excited about this significant development in our school’s infrastructure. Of course, […]

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How to study for the Irish Oral
Irish Oral Exam Study Tips
Dublin Academy | March 2, 2020

The Irish Oral is worth 40% of the total overall grade for the Leaving Cert so it is crucial that students give it the attention that it deserves. The Oral takes place in March and is one of the first components of the Leaving Cert that students will complete. How do you study for the […]

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New Principal Announcement
Dublin Academy | June 5, 2020

Michael Ruaidhri Deasy has been an invaluable part of the Dublin Academy of Education for the last six years and in particular the last two as Our Principal. In order to support his wife in her career in Cancer Research he has made the difficult decision to step down from his role and make the […]

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Leaving Cert Summer Grinds at The Dublin Academy of Education
Leaving Cert Online Summer Bootcamps
Dublin Academy | June 17, 2020

We are delighted to be running Leaving Cert Online Summer Bootcamps in Biology, English, French, Irish, Maths and Spanish this summer! These bootcamps are designed for students who are entering either 5th Year or 6th Year in the 2020/21 academic year. They will equip students with the right mindset and arm them with the tools […]

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Free Back to School Online Courses at The Dublin Academy of Education
Free Online Back to School Courses
Dublin Academy | June 30, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Free Online Back to School Courses! At The Academy we understand that the return to school will be a stressful time for all second level students. With this in mind, we have designed Free Back to School Courses across a vast array of subjects. There are courses suitable […]

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New Online Grinds Programme
Dublin Academy | July 24, 2020

We are delighted to announce our Online Grinds programmes launching September 7th 2020! Our Online Grinds programmes offer students the opportunity to be taught by our incredible teachers every single week from the comfort of their own homes. We have designed these online programmes based on extensive student feedback regarding how to best deliver online […]

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Gavin Cowzer teaches English in our Full-Time School, Weekly Grinds and Online Grinds at The Academy
5th Year at the Academy
Dublin Academy | August 6, 2020

We recently caught up with some of our 5th year students, Aryana, David & Orla, to have a socially-distant chat about how they have found their first year in our Full-Time School here at the Academy! It has been a challenging year for students all around the country. So we wanted to sit down for a ‘socially-distant […]

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Dawn McCarron, Admissions Director at The Dublin Academy of Education
School Tours
Dublin Academy | August 12, 2020

We are now offering socially-distant and safe School Tours at the Dublin Academy of Education. These tours are perfect for students and parents, considering making a move to our Full-Time School, and are interested in taking a closer look around our school in Stillorgan. These School Tours are a great chance for students and parents […]

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Return to School Plan
Dublin Academy | August 28, 2020

We would like to share an update on some of the changes we have made here at The Academy in order to ensure that all staff and students are kept safe and feel comfortable upon their return to school for the coming academic year. We are planning for a full return to school on Monday, […]

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Weekly Grinds New Safety Measures
Dublin Academy | September 1, 2020

We are looking forward to starting a new academic year of Weekly Grinds here at the Academy next Monday 7th September. It has been a busy few months preparing for our students to return and we have made a number of changes over the summer months. We would like to share a short video which […]

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5th & 6th Year Orientation
Dublin Academy | September 4, 2020

Dear Parents/ Guardians, As the first week back to school draws to a close, we thought it would be nice to share some of the highlights with you.  It was an unusual week in some respects, but we are thrilled to be getting back to business and we were delighted to welcome all of our […]

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