Free 4th Year Back to School Courses
FREE BACK TO SCHOOL COURSES
Online… On Demand… Free of Charge…
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.
These courses take place fully online and are completely free of charge. The aim of these Back to School Courses is to ensure that students are ready to hit the ground running in the new academic year.
- Each Free Course is 1.25 hours in duration and students can register for up to 6 courses in total. This gives students up to 7.5 hours of free tuition with some of Ireland’s most passionate and dedicated teachers.
- Each Free Course covers a key area of the course providing valuable insights for students. For more information on specific course content see the ‘Subjects’ tab.
- Access to our ‘on-demand’ learning platform will be granted to students for an entire month where they can watch, pause, rewind each course as many times as they wish.
- All courses come with our renowned study notes which students can download free of charge.
Back to School Course dates:
Booking is now open. The 4th Year Back to School courses will be available to access online from Friday 14th of August onwards and will remain open until Tuesday 8th September.
Topics Covered in this Back to School Course:
- Introduction to Leaving Cert English
- The Marking Scheme
- Key Terms for exam success
- Topic: Poetry – The Unseen Poem
- Sample Answers
Transition Year students will be introduced to the Leaving Cert syllabus for Higher Level English. We will look at the marking scheme for English and highlight the key terms every student needs to be successful in this subject. Finally, we will examine the Poetry Section and look at some exam answers. This course will provide all students with some valuable information giving them a head-start for 5th Year.
Meet your 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 English is evident through classes that are enjoyable and rewarding.
Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Complex Numbers
Students will be introduced to a brand new topic for them, Complex Numbers which is traditionally worth 4% of their Leaving cert paper. David will explain the well known Dublin Academy of Education’s methods to learning Maths and show them how any student can achieve fantastic results in exams with the correct strategic preparation.
Meet your teacher – David Lewis: David’s ability to relate to students has resulted in him becoming a popular teacher at The Academy. He is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association. David specialises in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus. As an examination corrector in Maths, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.
Will the courses be taking place at the school in person?
No, all Free Back to School Courses take place fully online.
Can you do these courses if you don’t live in Dublin?
Yes, you can watch the classes from the comfort and safety of your own home as they are online.
How do I get my notes?
Students will be able to access soft copies of our renowned notes through our secure Moodle learning platform. Students can save these notes and refer to them throughout the courses.
How will I view the Free Back to School Courses?
Our Free Back to School Courses will be hosted on our Moodle Platform. Prior to your online course commencement date, we will email you with your login details and passwords for this platform.
Can you only view the videos once?
No, you can pause, rewind and rewatch all of the videos.
Can I be logged on to the Free Back to School Courses on more than one device at a time?
No, you will only be able to log on to theFree Back to School Courses on one device at a time. If you try to log in on a second device, you will be automatically logged out on the first device.
Will there be timetable clashes?
With our Free Back to School Courses, there will be no timetable clashes at all, allowing unrestricted course choice and giving students the freedom to work through each course at their own pace and at a time that suits them.