Free 5th Year Back to School Courses

Free 5th Year Back to School Courses
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5th 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.

Key information:

  • 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.

Timetable
Subject
Ag Science
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Ag Science
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Killester
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 31st August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 31st August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Chemistry
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Chemistry
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 26th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Killester
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
German
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
German
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 25th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 31st August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 30th August
Time
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 31st August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 31st August
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Killester
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 24th August
Time
9:30am - 10:45am
Location
Killester
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 1st September
Time
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subjects
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Topic Covered in this Free 5th Year Applied Maths Online Course: Uniform Accelerated Motion

This course will solve problems from the first question on the Applied Maths paper involving the motion of particles. No previous knowledge of this subject is required. This seminar will give you a great indication as to whether this subject is suited to your talents.

Meet 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.

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Topics Covered in this Back to School Course: Cell structure & cell division

In this online session, Anita will be going through a breakdown of the biology course and give students an insight into the biology leaving cert exam, giving students confidence in approaching new examination questions on new topics. She will go through cell division and cell structure, going into thorough detail on the content needed for exams. Anita will focus precisely on examinable points of these topics so students can leave the course having an effective and concise understanding of cell division and how it appears in the exam.

View a sample of this Course

 

Anita Leen, Biology & Chemistry Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your teacher – Anita Leen: Anita Leen is a Biology & Physics teacher who 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 Leaving Cert exams.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course:

  • Unit 1
  • People in Business
  • Contract Law
  • Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980
  • Marking scheme advice

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Meet your Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the Head of the Business Department at The Dublin Academy of Education. He is the author of the Leaving Certificate Business Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Bonding

This session will cover covalent and ionic bonding, writing chemical formulas, and electronegativity.

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 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.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course:

  • Microeconomics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Excess Demand / Excess Supply

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Ronan Murdock, Business Irish Economics Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Economics Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the Head Economics teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. In 2012, just 3% of students nationwide got an A1 in Leaving Certificate Economics; however, 32% of Rónán’s students achieved A1s. Rónán is the author of the Leaving Certificate Economics Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

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Topic Covered in this Free 5th Year English Online Course: Poetry – Emily Dickinson

Students will be given an overview of the poet’s work. They will also be introduced to the correct manner of poetry dissection and how to tackle past paper questions

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 Certificate 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.

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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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Le Journal Intime – The diary entry

This course will take an in-depth look at the 30 mark diary entry question with tips and strategies to achieve the best marks possible, including how to approach the question and correcting your own mistakes, as well as a break down of the French Leaving Cert paper.”

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 grades in exams.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: The Rock Cycle

This course will include:

  • An in-depth look at paper layout and timing.
  • An overview of The Rock Cycle for short questions, part A’s and essay-style questions
  • A comprehensive examination of Igneous Rocks and Human Interaction for essay style questions.

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.

 

 

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Topics Covered in this Back to School Course: German Oral and Vocabulary

Development of basic and higher-level vocabulary skills are a key component of the course. In this course, students will gain skills to help them speak and write German effectively and with confidence and tackle tricky comprehension questions with ease.

Amy Weddell French Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your German 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 grades in exams.

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Topic Covered in this Free 5th Year Irish Online Course:

  • Course layout
  • An Aiste
  • Saol an Déagóra
  • Colscaradh

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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.

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Topic Covered in this Free 5th Year Back to School Maths Course: Cubic equations & functions

The course will cover a number of topics from Paper 1, including quadratic and cubic equations, Factor theorem, and shapes of cubic curves. These tools will be used to solve some real-world problems typical of those encountered on the Leaving Cert Project Maths course.

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

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course:

Carl will be looking at paper 1 and in particular Complex Numbers. Exam advice and technique will be offered and strategies to approach any complex number questions will be discussed.

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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.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Quantity of heat

In this lesson, Anita will give students an insight into the layout of the physics course and the exam paper. Using the notes, Anita will guide students through the topic of heat incorporating theoretical and numerical content. Using a logical and step-by-step process numerical problems are broken down to enable students to calculate specific heat capacity and specific latent heat. The same method is applied throughout all numerical problems in physics allowing students to leave the course with one foot forward into mastering the physics paper.

Anita Leen, Biology & Chemistry Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Physics 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 Leaving Cert exams.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: The opinion piece & the diary entry

This course will offer students the chance to gain more insight into two of the most important parts of the written exam – the opinion piece and the diary entry. Students will learn how these questions are marked, as well as go through sample answers and ways to optimize their own marks in their final exams.

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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.

FAQ
Will the courses be taking place at the school in person?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.

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