Leaving Cert Crash Courses

Leaving Cert Crash Courses
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Our 5-Hour Leaving Cert Crash Courses are designed to give students a final boost in confidence before the State Exams commence in June.

Our teachers will cover the most important topics in each course, including past and probable exam questions that are likely to appear in this year’s State Examinations. Students will also receive guidance on time management to ensure they don’t run out of time in the exams.

Students can attend our Leaving Cert 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.

If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

Timetable
Subject
Accounting
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Accounting
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Ag Science
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Ag Science
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Chemistry
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Chemistry
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Home Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Home Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 28th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 4th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Sunday 5th June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Religious Education
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Religious Education
Level
Higher
Day
Friday 3rd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Politics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Politics
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 2nd June
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Sunday 29th May
Time
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subjects
Accounting keyboard_arrow_down

This Accounting Crash Course gives students an insight into what they can expect in the Leaving Certificate Accounting 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.

Meet your Accounting Teacher – Don Tierney: Don Tierney has 20 years of experience in teaching Leaving Cert Accounting. Prior to that, he spent two years working as an Accountant. He has a wide range of teaching experience in the subject. Confidence is instilled in his students as the students receive constant guidance and encouragement on how to earn top marks in their exams. He shares with the student’s exam techniques and equally as important, the most frequent and highly avoidable mistakes and over the years a high percentage of his students go on to study Accounting at Third level.

Ag Science keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in this Ag Science Crash Course:

  • Animals
  • Soils
  • Crops
  • Experiments

Megan Mulvihill Ag Science Crash Course teacher at the Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Agricultural Science Teacher – Megan Mulvihill: Megan Mulvihill holds a first class honours Degree and Professional Masters in Education.

Megan achieved an Academic Excellence award in the area of Science while in college and she now wants to pass her passion and experience to her students.

She instils confidence in her students by providing a clear understanding of exam content and structure while immersed in an interesting, thought provoking environment.

Her knowledge in the areas of Science and her use of up to date methodologies, will help equip students for the Leaving Certificate exams in order to support each individual obtain their best possible result.

Applied Maths keyboard_arrow_down

 

Kieran Mills Applied Maths Crash Course Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Applied Maths teacher – Kieran Mills: Kieran Mills has 25 years’ experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

Biology keyboard_arrow_down

Students at this Biology Crash Course will benefit from a set of notes containing all the mandatory experiments on the Leaving Cert 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

David Lewis Maths Biology Teacher Dublin Academy of Education 'kinglewytg'Meet your Biology Teacher – David Lewis: David’s ability to relate to students has resulted in him becoming a popular teacher at The Academy. His teaching methods are unique and are tailored to the Biology Syllabus. As an examination corrector in Biology, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.

Business keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in detail in our Leaving Cert Business Crash Course:

  • 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 Business Crash 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 4, 5, 6 & 7. In previous years, (2013, 2008 & 2003) , that the ABQ question was based on Units 5, 6 & 7  Units 4-7 alone would have covered candidates for approximately 95% of the paper.

Meet your Business Teacher – Gavin Duffy: With 19 years of teaching experience in both Leaving Certificate Business and Economics, Gavin has become an expert in his subjects, releasing first his ‘Exam Solutions’ book and recently the leading Business textbook for the Leaving Cert ‘Down To Business’. Gavin has always been focused on how students can maximise marks. He brings a great passion to his classrooms for both subjects and combined with an in-depth knowledge of how to excel in the state exams, he provides the opportunity for his students to achieve their potential.

Chemistry keyboard_arrow_down

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 in our Chemistry Crash Course:

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

Nichola Walsh Chemistry Teacher Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Chemistry Teacher – Dr. Nichola Walsh: Nichola Walsh has a first-class honours degree in chemistry and Ph.D. from U.C.D. and she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Oxford.  She is an experienced teacher who has taught G.C.S.E, A-level, and Leaving Certificate chemistry and was an undergraduate chemistry tutor and lab demonstrator in U.C.D.  She is a passionate teacher who loves teaching science and this comes across in her classes.  Nichola is also an examiner for higher-level Leaving Cert Chemistry, which has given her an invaluable insight into grading the chemistry paper.  She regularly incorporates this knowledge into her classes to ensure students maximise their marks.

Economics keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in detail in our Economics Crash Course:

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

Rob Quinlan Economics Crash Course Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Economics Teacher – Rob Quinlan: With a master’s degree in economics along with correcting the Leaving Cert at state level for the past 6 years, Rob instils passion, interest and competence in students to obtain results of which they are capable. A methodical approach in making the subject relevant to students by understanding the economic climate around them is merged with the tools to navigate through all possible questions as proficiently as possible in exams. Rob has also 5 years’ experience as an Irish oral examiner as well as teaching and tutoring in UCD and Irish summer courses.

English keyboard_arrow_down

The English Crash 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 navigate the probable exam questions. This course focuses firstly on gaining an awareness of what the examiner wants and then providing the confidence to be able to supply it. It is a myth that English can’t be trained for. The following topics will be covered in our English Crash Course:

  • Essay writing 
  • Othello
  • Comparative
  • Poetry (Seen and Unseen)

Gavin Cowzer English Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your English Teacher – Gavin Cowzer: Gavin Cowzer is regarded as a leading English teacher in this country. Having developed a passion for this subject, including obtaining a Master’s degree, Gavin’s teaching style is focused on covering the syllabus in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions. His experience correcting exams gives his students an edge in a subject which is often assumed to be an art. However, it is clear that there is a strict science behind doing well in the Leaving Cert English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact. He has also been an expert contributor on Leaving Cert English for RTÉ Radio.

French keyboard_arrow_down

In this French Crash Course, 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”. The following topics will be covered in detail:

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

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.

Geography keyboard_arrow_down

By the end of this Geography Crash Course, students will be extremely well-equipped to excel in the Leaving Cert Geography 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 in our Geography Crash Course:

  • Short questions 
  • Physical geography
  • Regional geography
  • Geoecology (Biomes)

Tracy Gannon Geography Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Geography Teacher – Tracy Gannon: Tracy holds a Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Geography, a Professional Diploma in Education & Master of Education. Her passion for her subjects has been shown in her ambition to further educate herself whilst also being a full-time post-primary teacher & part-time lecturer in University College Dublin.

Tracy’s style of teaching instils confidence in her students by providing them with a well-defined understanding of the syllabus. Her teaching experience and work as a state examiner have afforded her the opportunity to have a key insight into preparing her students to achieve top marks in their final exams.

Home Economics keyboard_arrow_down

anna mcallister home economics teacher at the dublin academy of educationMeet your Home Economics Teacher – Anna McAllister: Anna McAllister is a dedicated and passionate teacher with over 30 years experience at both 2nd & 3rd level. With her vast experience she brings a organised and structured approach to teaching, ensuring the very best Leaving Certificate preparation for her students. Extensive experience correcting the Leaving Certificate provides her students with a technical and accurate approach to their preparation for answering Leaving Certificate questions.

Irish keyboard_arrow_down

Topics Covered in this Irish Crash Course:

Ceapadóireacht
Saol an déagóra
Fadhbanna sa tsochaí
An Ghaeilge

An Léamhthuiscint
Ceist 6b

Prós
Gnáthrud, Dís agus Cáca Milis

An Fhilíocht
Mo ghrá-sa, Spailpín Fánach agus Colscaradh

Litríocht 
An Triail
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.

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 Paper 1 keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in our Maths Paper 1 Crash Course:

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

Note: Students will also receive our teacher’s predictions for the Leaving Certificate.

 

Robert Browne Maths Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Maths teacher – Robert Browne: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students’ interest and is renowned for giving students the confidence they thought wasn’t there. Robert has vast experience, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin.  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.

David Lewis Maths Biology Teacher Dublin Academy of Education 'kinglewytg'Meet your Maths Teacher – David Lewis: David’s ability to relate to students has resulted in him becoming a popular teacher at The Academy. David Lewis has more than 7 years experience teaching at the highest level. He is fascinated with innovating new ways of creating effective, personalised exam strategies that are extraordinarily useful and proven to achieve results. David is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association. He specialises in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus. As an examination corrector in Biology and Leaving Cert Maths, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks. David has also authored a Junior Certificate Science textbook in 2020 “Less Stress more success”.

Maths Paper 2 keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in our Maths Paper 2 Crash Course:

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

Note: Students will also receive our teacher’s predictions for the Leaving Certificate.

 

Robert Browne Maths Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Maths teacher – Robert Browne: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students’ interest and is renowned for giving students confidence they thought wasn’t there. Robert has vast experience, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin.  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.

David Lewis Maths Biology Teacher Dublin Academy of Education 'kinglewytg'Meet your Maths Teacher – David Lewis: David’s ability to relate to students has resulted in him becoming a popular teacher at The Academy. David Lewis has more than 7 years experience teaching at the highest level. He is fascinated with innovating new ways of creating effective, personalised exam strategies that are extraordinarily useful and proven to achieve results. David is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association. He specialises in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus. As an examination corrector in Biology and Leaving Cert Maths, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks. David has also authored a Junior Certificate Science textbook in 2020 “Less Stress more success”.

Maths (O) keyboard_arrow_down

The following topics will be covered in our Ordinary Level Maths Crash Course:

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 Tracy’s predictions for the Leaving Cert.

Tracy Gannon Geography Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Maths Teacher – Tracy Gannon: Tracy Gannon holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Geography, a Professional Diploma in Education & Master of Education. Her passion for her subjects has been shown in her ambition to further educate herself whilst also being a full-time post-primary teacher & part-time lecturer in University College Dublin.

Tracy’s style of teaching instils confidence in her students by providing them with a well-defined understanding of the syllabus. Her teaching experience and work as a Leaving Cert Geography state examiner have afforded her the opportunity to have a key insight into preparing her students to achieve top marks in their final exams.

Physics keyboard_arrow_down

Students in our Physics Crash Course 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 the Leaving Cert. The following topics will be covered in our Physics Crash Course:

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

Kieran Mills Physics Crash Course Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Physics teacher – Kieran Mills: Kieran Mills has 25 years’ experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

Religious Education keyboard_arrow_down

Topics Covered in our Religion Crash Course:

  • Search for meaning and value
  • Christianity Origins and Contemporary Expression
  • World Religions
  • Religion and Gender
  • Exam technique and coursework

John Kilroy Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Religion Teacher – John Kilroy: John has 25 years experience of teaching and management in secondary schools. He has been assistant examiner for the Leaving Certificate in both History and Classical studies, which gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is also the publisher author of the Leaving Cert exam strategy articles in education supplements in the national express. 

Politics keyboard_arrow_down

 

John Kilroy Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Politics teacher – John Kilroy: John has 25 years experience of teaching and management in secondary schools. He has been assistant examiner for the Leaving Certificate in both History and Classical studies, which gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is also the publisher author of the Leaving Cert exam strategy articles in education supplements in the national express. 

Spanish keyboard_arrow_down

This Spanish Crash Course focuses on manipulating the exam to your advantage. Firstly, the Spanish Crash 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

Katie Lenehan Spanish and French teacher The Dublin Academy of Education 'mslenslanguages'Meet your Spanish teacher – Katie Lenehan: Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Katie’s training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies. Her knowledge of languages and linguistics, as well as teaching in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin, will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their exams.

Fees
Subject
Price
Total
Savings
Subject
1 Subject
Price
€165.00
Total
€165.00
Savings
€0.00
Subject
2 Subjects
Price
€130.00
Total
€295.00
Savings
€35.00
Subject
3 Subjects
Price
€100.00
Total
€395.00
Savings
€100.00
Subject
4 Subjects
Price
€100.00
Total
€495.00
Savings
€165.00
Subject
5 Subjects
Price
€100.00
Total
€595.00
Savings
€230.00
Subject
6 Subjects
Price
€100.00
Total
€695.00
Savings
€295.00