Free 4th Year Back to School Courses
4th Year FREE Back to School Courses
We understand that students have missed a lot of school time over the last two academic years, and with this in mind, we have designed Free Back to School Courses to help students in all years get back on track.
Students can experience these live and interactive FREE Back to School Courses by attending either:
- On-site: We offer on-site classroom-based courses from our Stillorgan and Killester venues.
- Online via Live-stream: We also offer students the option of attending these courses via live-stream meaning they can participate from anywhere in Ireland.
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 two courses. This gives students up to 2.5 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.
- All courses come with our renowned study notes which students can download free of charge.
Back to School Course dates:
Booking is now open. Our Free Back to School Courses run from Monday 23rd August to Thursday 2nd 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.
Meet 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.
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?chevron_right
Yes, all of our Back to School courses will be taking place in our Stillorgan and Killester locations, we will also have a large number of courses available via live-stream.
Can you do these courses if you can't make it to the Dublin locations?chevron_right
Yes, you can watch the classes via live-stream from the comfort of your own home.
If I am attending via live-stream, how do I get my notes?chevron_right
Students will be able to access soft copies of our renowned notes through our secure Dublin Academy Study Hub learning platform. Students can save these notes and refer to them throughout the courses.
How will I view the live-stream of the Free Back to School Courses?chevron_right
Our Free Back to School Courses will be hosted on our Dublin Academy Study Hub Platform. Prior to your online course commencement date, we will email you with your login details and passwords for this platform.