Free 6th Year Back to School Courses

Free 6th Year Back to School Courses
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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.

Key information:

  • 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 6th Year Back to School courses will be available to access online from Monday 10th of August onwards and will remain open until Friday 4th September.

Timetable
Subject
Accounting
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Biology
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Business
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Chemistry
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
German
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Home Economics
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Maths (H)
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Maths (O)
Level
Ordinary
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Physics
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 10th August Onwards
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online
Subjects
Accounting keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Club Accounts

Meet your teacher – Don Tierney: Don Tierney has 20 years of experience in teaching 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.

Applied Maths keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Projectiles

This course examines the flight of missiles through the air. Two types of situation are examined: launching missiles from horizontal planes and from inclined planes (hills). One technique will be demonstrated that allows both types of problems to be solved with ease.

Meet your teacher – Kieran Mills: Kieran Mills’ experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject. Kieran has 25 years’ experience teaching. He has co-written several books, including The Power of Maths series of Junior and Leaving Certificate Textbooks, trusted by thousands of students around the country. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Maths for RTÉ Radio.

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Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Photosynthesis

In this 75 minute online course, David will reveal how to approach studying the long biology course for maximum exam efficiency. He will show his unique techniques for tackling each topic from scratch to uncover exactly what the leaving cert examiner is looking for as well as his renowned methods for mastering Photosynthesis. Students will leave this course with a deep confidence in how to begin their biology study as well as mastery in a topic worth up to 15% of their final grade.

Meet your 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

Topics 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

View a sample of this Course

 

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.

Chemistry keyboard_arrow_down

Course information coming soon

Meet your teacher – Nichola Walsh: Nichola 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.

Economics keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course:

  • Microeconomics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Excess Demand / Excess Supply (this has appeared 5 out of the last 5 years)

View a sample of this Course

 

Ronan Murdock - Economics Grinds TeacherMeet your 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.

English keyboard_arrow_down

 

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Poetry – Sylvia Plath

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

Meet your 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.

French keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: The opinion piece and le journal intime.

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.

View a sample of this Course

 

Meet your 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.

Geography keyboard_arrow_down

 

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 question

Meet your 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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Course information coming soon

View a sample of this Course

 

Genevieve Farrell Leaving Cert German Grinds TeacherMeet your Teacher – Genevieve Farrell: Genevieve Farrell is the head German teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. She has 14 years experience teaching German and is the author of “Complete German Grammar” textbook. Her unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the German syllabus.

Home Economics keyboard_arrow_down

Course information coming soon

View a sample of this Course

 

Anna McAllister Leaving Cert Home Economics Grinds TeacherMeet your 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 an organised and structured approach to teaching, ensuring the very best Leaving Certificate preparation for her students. Extensive experience correcting the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exams provides her students with a technical and accurate approach to their preparation for answering Leaving Certificate questions.

Irish keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course:

  • How to master the essay
  • Avoiding common mistakes (Aiste)
  • An Córas Oideachais in Éirinn – (Essay) The Education System in Ireland
  • The essay is worth 16.6% of the overall grade

Ronan Murdock Leaving Cert Irish Grinds TeacherMeet your Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the author of several Irish textbooks, is an experienced Irish speaker and has taught at a Gaelscoil. He is a popular teacher amongst students because of his ability for instilling confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

Maths (H) keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Exponential function

The course will cover a topic which has frequently appeared as a long question on Paper 1. After briefly reviewing the basics, Rob will work up to some tricky exam-style questions in a ‘from the ground up’ approach that will help students get on top of the material.

Meet your 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.

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.

Meet your 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.

Physics keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: Electromagnetism

This course explores the connection between electricity and magnetism. Motors are based on the concept that electricity produces magnetism. Faraday discovered that magnetism also produces electricity giving rise to a technological revolution delivering electricity to people’s homes over a century ago.

Kieran Mills Leaving Cert Physics Grinds TeacherMeet your 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.

Spanish keyboard_arrow_down

Topic Covered in this Back to School Course: The opinion piece and 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.

View a sample of this Course

 

Meet your 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? 

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. 

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