3rd Year Easter

3rd Year Easter
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Easter is well known as the time for students to vastly improve on the points that they received in their mocks. To help students take advantage of this valuable time, The Dublin Academy of Education (formerly The Dublin School of Grinds) runs intensive exam-focused Easter Revision Courses every year.

The sole purpose of these courses is to maximise students’ CAO points. To help students achieve this, our teachers have specially designed these comprehensive courses to cover all the key areas of their subjects, as well as their predictions for this year’s State Examinations. Mastering these aspects will give students the grounding and knowledge they need to achieve top marks.

Students who attend these courses will receive:

» 75 minutes of intensive tuition per day for five days with Ireland’s leading teachers.
» Comprehensive study notes.
» A focus on simple shortcuts to raise students’ grades.
» Strategies to exploit the critically important marking scheme.
To avail of our ‘Buy 1 Subject, Get 1 Free’ offer, early booking is required as courses were fully booked last year.

Course Dates:

» Monday 6th April – Friday 10th April
» Tuesday 14th April – Saturday 18th April

Each course runs for five days (75 minutes per day). An extensive range of course options are available over a two-week period to cater for students’ timetable needs.

Free Daily Bus Service:

A free bus service will depart Connolly Station in Dublin city centre before each course starts and will return after each course ends.

For full details and to book this service, call our office on 01 442 4442 or click here.

Timetable
Subject
Business Studies
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
9:00am - 10:15am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
10:45am - 12:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
French
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
German
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Geography
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
History
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
9:00am - 10:15am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 1
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
9:00am - 10:15am
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
10:45am - 12:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths Paper 2
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
10:45am - 12:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
2:15pm - 3:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Tues 14th April - Sat 18th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Spanish
Level
Higher
Day
Mon 6th April - Fri 10th April
Time
10:45am - 12:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subjects
Business Studies keyboard_arrow_down

Students will cover the following topics:

  • Economic Awareness.
  • Household & Business Budgeting.
  • Final Accounts & Balance Sheets.
  • Marketing & Distribution/Consumer.
  • Double-Entry Accounting, Cash Books & Trial Balance.
  • People at Work/Information Technology.
  • Banking & Financial Service/Insurance.

Carl Brien Business Maths teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationAbout the Teacher : Carl Brien brings his reputation as an authority on the Business Studies Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. He is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the marking scheme, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Business Studies. Carl teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students, with an ability to motivate his students that is unique.

English keyboard_arrow_down

This course is built on the fact that almost half of all the questions students will be answering on is material that they have never seen before. Students will receive fully worked notes and past paper examples of the most popular questions. All notes place a heavy emphasis on the value of understanding the marking scheme, and on using that knowledge to write a well-structured answer for the examiner.

ciaran hartigan english teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the Teacher: Ciarán Hartigan has been teaching English to the highest level for over 10 years and brings an organised and methodical approach to his teaching.  Holding a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies, he provides original insights into works of literature and couples this with practical advice on structuring responses and arguments.  Drawing on years of experience as a Leaving Certificate examiner with the State Exams Commission, he provides students with dependable techniques and strategies for success.

French keyboard_arrow_down

Topics covered:

  • Focus on all four competencies of language acquisition; reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Grammar.
  • Examination skills & technique.
  • Focus on the note, the postcard, the internal letter, reading comprehensions, listening comprehensions, oral french.
  • Students attending this course also have access to comprehensive online study and revision packs to help further their progress in the language.
German keyboard_arrow_down

Topics are specifically chosen to ensure maximum choice during the Junior Certificate exam. Past Junior Cert and possible Junior Cert questions and solutions will be provided for all topics. Strategies to maximise grades will be discussed with particular emphasis on the marking scheme.

genevieve farrell german teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the Teacher : 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” text book. Her unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the German syllabus.

Geography keyboard_arrow_down

Topics Covered:

  • Plate tectonics
  • Rocks and weathering
  • River processes and landforms
  • Coastal/Glacial processes and landforms
  • Oils
  • Weather and climate
  • Population
  • Settlement
  • Urbanisation
  • Primary economic activity
  • Secondary economics activity
  • Tertiary economic activities
  • Economic inequality

tracy gannon geography teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the teacher: 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.

History keyboard_arrow_down

This course will bring the students through all the key topics in the first, second and third year courses of the History syllabus. A detailed revision pack will be provided to each student highlighting essential course detail. Sample answers will also be provided. The layout of the State Exam paper will be explained, as will the marking scheme and the students will be coached in time-management techniques and how to claim higher marks from the examiner.

john kilroy history, religion, politics teacher at the academyAbout the Teacher: 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. 

Irish keyboard_arrow_down

This course is designed with the key objective of making this exam more approachable for students through developing clever answering techniques which will cover them for any question which may appear in June. Students will receive an exam day plan highlighting the DOs and DON’Ts for exam day, focusing on simple methods that they can use to raise their grade.

seadhan de poire irish teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the teacher: Séadhan Perry 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. He has worked with the state examinations commission correcting exam papers and last year was an Oral examiner for the leaving certificate. He has also taught in the Gaeltacht in Coláiste Ciarán and Coláise Ó Direáin.

Maths Paper 1 keyboard_arrow_down

By the time you leave this course you will have 285 past and likely exam questions, including fully worked solutions. Students also receive five booklets (one for each of the five sections of the syllabus). You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called ‘The Holy Grail’, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme. Note: Students will also receive Carl’s predictions for Junior Certificate.

Topics:
  • Algebra
  • Functions and graphs
  • Patterns and sequences
  • number systems
  • Interest
  • Inequalities

Carl Brien Business Maths teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationAbout the Teacher : Carl Brien brings his reputation as an authority on the Business Studies Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. He is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the marking scheme, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Business Studies. Carl teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students, with an ability to motivate his students that is unique.

tracy gannon geography teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the teacher: 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.

Maths Paper 2 keyboard_arrow_down

By the time you leave this course you will have 285 past and likely exam questions, including fully worked solutions. Students also receive five booklets (one for each of the five sections of the syllabus). You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called ‘The Holy Grail’, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme. Note: Students will also receive Carl’s predictions for Junior Certificate.

Topics:
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • The line
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Area and volume

Carl Brien Business Maths teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationAbout the Teacher : Carl Brien brings his reputation as an authority on the Business Studies Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. He is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the marking scheme, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Business Studies. Carl teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students, with an ability to motivate his students that is unique.

tracy gannon geography teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the teacher: 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.

Science keyboard_arrow_down

This course will ensure students get the most marks possible in a tricky, no choice exam where all questions must be answered. Students will study topics from all three sciences over the five days receiving The Academy comprehensive revision pack (a set of nine handouts of need to know material which condenses the wide course into a manageable amount). All notes are complete with every past paper question, a necessity before tackling this exam.

sean mcmahon chemistry teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the Teacher: Sean has worked for the State Exam Commission as an Exam Co-ordinator. He has an in-depth knowledge of the exams and marking schemes, having taught students who have achieved 100% (400/400) in the their Leaving Certificate Chemistry exam. He aims to promote his courses with enthusiasm and relevance, using exam based material to allow for the best possible opportunities.

Spanish keyboard_arrow_down

At this course students will get notes covering all topics on the course, with a specific set of notes highlighting the most frequent questions. Students will be guided through the exam layout, focusing on what topics must be prioritised. There will be a focus on how answers must be structured.

katie lenehan spanish french teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the teacher: Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Her training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies and is designed to ensure all students are catered for and can reach their goals in the most efficient way possible. 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.

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Fees

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 1 subject and get 1 subject FREE if you book before Friday 27th March.

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Price
Total
Savings
Subject
1 Subject
Price
€245.00
Total
€245.00
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€0.00
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2 Subjects
Price
€0.00
Total
€245.00
Savings
€245.00
Subject
3 Subjects
Price
€120.00
Total
€365.00
Savings
€370.00
Subject
4 Subjects
Price
€70.00
Total
€435.00
Savings
€545.00
Subject
5 Subjects
Price
€50.00
Total
€485.00
Savings
€740.00
Subject
6 Subjects
Price
€50.00
Total
€535.00
Savings
€935.00