3rd Year Crash Courses

3rd Year Crash Courses
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Due to demand, we are running 4.5-Hour Crash Courses at the end of May. These courses give students the best possible advantage as they prepare for the Junior 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 Junior Certificate.

Students can attend our Junior Cycle Crash Courses either in-person, which take place at our school in Stillorgan, or via Live-Stream if they’d prefer to watch them from home. These courses are live and fully interactive, and include comprehensive study notes. If you are attending via Live-Stream, we will post study notes to your home free of charge.

Timetable
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subjects
English keyboard_arrow_down

This English Crash Course is built on the fact that almost half of all the questions students will be answering on is material that they have never seen before. Students will receive fully worked notes and past paper examples of the most popular questions. All notes place a heavy emphasis on the value of understanding the marking scheme, and on using that knowledge to write a well-structured answer for the examiner.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Drama – Seen & Unseen
  • Poetry – Seen & Unseen
  • Fiction – Seen & Unseen
  • Comprehension
  • Media Studies
  • Functional Writing

JP Sweetman English teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your English Teacher – JP Sweetman: JP Sweetman has 15 years experience teaching English at the highest level. He also works as an Examiner for the State Exams Commission (SEC) specialising in Leaving Certificate English. His continued work with the SEC means he can provide the most relevant notes and guidance to students on current exam trends, exam management, tips and preparation. JP has written and published work with The Educational Company of Ireland. His passion for Leaving Cert English is evident through classes that are enjoyable and rewarding.

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Students will be given an insight into the DOs and DON’Ts for exam day, focusing on simple shortcuts to raise their grade and avoid common mistakes. The course will focus on all aspects of the written exam. The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Aural Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Written Section (Letters and Postcard/Note)

Amy Weddell French Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your French Teacher – Amy Weddell: Amy Weddell has an International Degree in French and German and has spent time living in both countries. This, coupled with the Professional Masters in Education providing training on up to date teaching methodologies, ensures that she holds the skills to successfully aid students at any level to access language curricula, at both an academic and cultural level. An integration of language-learning skills based on the acquisition of language, such as phonics, provides all students with a strong foundation ensuring that they achieve the best possible grade in their Leaving Cert French exams.

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This Irish Crash Course is designed with the key objective of making this exam more approachable for students through developing universal answers which will cover them for any question which may appear in June. Students will receive an exam day plan highlighting the DOs and DON’Ts for exam day, focusing on simple techniques that they can use to raise their grade. The following topics will be covered:

     Paper 1 

  • Cluastuiscint (Aural)
  • Léamhthuiscint (Reading Comprehension)
  • Trialacha Teanga (Grammar)
  • Ceapadóireacht (Essay)

     Paper 2

  • Prós (Prose)
  • Filíocht (Poetry)
  • An Litir (Letter)

Seadhan De Poire, Leaving Cert Irish Grinds Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Irish Teacher – Séadhan de Poire: Séadhan de Poire is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. His teaching style is focused on covering the curriculum in a concise way so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions.

Séadhan is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject.

Maths keyboard_arrow_down

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

  • Sets
  • Taxation
  • Algebra
  • Patterns & Sequences
  • Functions & Graphs

Paper 2

  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Area & Volume
  • The Line
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry

Meet your Maths teacher – Carl Brien: 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.

Science keyboard_arrow_down

This Science Crash Course will ensure students get the most marks possible in a tricky, no-choice exam where all questions must be answered. Students will study topics from all three sciences, with an emphasis on the following:

Biology

  • Plant Structure, Sensitivity & Transport
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Food

Chemistry

  • Ionic & Covalent Bonding
  • Atoms, Elements & Compounds

Physics

  • Electricity
  • Calculations
  • Force, Work & Power
  • Mass, Density & Flotation

Anita Leen Science Crash Course Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Science Teacher – Anita Leen: Anita Leen is a Biology & Physics teacher, graduated from the University of Limerick with an Honours degree. She has taught in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin. She is a member of the Irish Science Teachers Association. She has a passion for both biology and physics and has extensive knowledge of exam content, this helps students to reach their full potential in their exams.

Spanish keyboard_arrow_down

At this Spanish Crash Course, students will get notes covering all topics on the course, with a specific set of notes highlighting the most frequent questions. Students will be guided through the exam layout, focusing on what topics must be prioritised. There will be a focus on how answers must be structured.

Meet your Spanish Teacher – Rebekah Butler: Rebekah Butler holds a degree in Spanish and Economics, and a Professional Masters in Education. Through her studies, she has learned and developed various teaching methodologies which can assist students of all abilities achieve their full potential, consequently, obtaining the best possible grades in their exams. She is passionate and enthusiastic in ensuring her classroom is a positive place, which not only promotes learning and growth, but also helps to instil a love for the subjects into students.

Fees
Subject
Price
Total
Savings
Subject
1 Subject
Price
€120.00
Total
€120.00
Savings
€0.00
Subject
2 Subjects
Price
€90.00
Total
€215.00
Savings
€25.00
Subject
3 Subjects
Price
€80.00
Total
€295.00
Savings
€65.00
Subject
4 Subjects
Price
€70.00
Total
€365.00
Savings
€115.00
Subject
5 Subjects
Price
€50.00
Total
€415.00
Savings
€185.00