5th Year Easter
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.
» 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.
This course, students will receive notes and practice on all three sections of the accounting examination with a priority focus on the following specific topics:<
Section 1: Cash Flow Statements, Tabular Statements and Revaluation
Section 2: Interpretation of Accounts, Club Accounts and Incomplete Records
Section 3: Absorption/Product Costing; Production Budgeting
Students will also receive a comprehensive set of notes covering the theory section of the entire course. Time will also be spent ensuring students fully understand the layout and structure of the exam paper and the importance of strategy and timing.
About the teacher: John Taylor has over 30 years’ experience teaching accounting at leaving certificate higher level which has given him an in-depth knowledge of the syllabus and what is required from students to gain top marks. He is the author of a number of school textbooks including the best-selling Eurobusiness, Rapid Revision Business, Accounting – A Study Aid for Final Accounts and Smart Business, a text book for the new Junior Cycle. John has been involved in the Business Teachers Association for many years and has held the positions of chairperson of the Dublin branch as well as National Vice President.
About the teacher : Lynn Anderson engages with and instils confidence in students, due to her mastery of the Biology syllabus. Her experience working as an examiner for the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students.
Students receive notes covering all seven units on the course. A.B.Q. notes will outline how it must be answered along with predictions on what questions students can expect in next years Leaving Certificate exam. There will also be a handout covering the short questions on Section A that accounts for 20% of the paper.
Finally, students will receive a Time Management Plan, which tells them what topics they must focus on. This course will also show students the common mistakes that are made on exam day and they will be taught how to prevent this from happening.
About the Teacher : Carl Brien brings his reputation as an authority on the Business 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. Carl teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students, with an ability to motivate his students that is unique.
About the Teacher : Lynn Anderson engages with and instils confidence in students, due to her mastery of the Chemistry syllabus. Her experience working as an examiner for the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students.
The 5th Year English course preparing students for Paper 2 covers three sections: The Single Text, The Comparative and Poetry- seen and unseen.
With the single text, the focus is on Shakespeare (All higher level students must answer on Shakespeare) and on King Lear. We look at the single text question types and work on our students’ essay writing. By being strategic in our approach our students maximise their existing knowledge. Notes are also provided for all single texts.
Teaching the comparative is an area we pride ourselves in. Students are provided with a structured approach to answering this question. Students rarely have difficulty with the content of the texts. We have found that when our students are given a framework that allows them to define the various modes of comparison this resolves a lot of the difficulties surrounding the comparative. We equip our students with the sentencing they need to excel in this section.
With unseen poetry, we focus on what the examiner expects from strong answers. This allows us to concentrate on the material that students will answer on. We equip our students with the language they need to differentiate their answers. The technical understanding developed for the unseen poetry section is then made relevant to studied poetry. Notes are provided for all eight poets. We aim to cover the 4 poets that we deem most likely to be on the exam.
About the Teacher: 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 English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact.
About 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.
The crucial topics will be covered focusing on Lipids, Cereals and Vitamins. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to master Section A (short questions), along with compulsory Q1. Exam structure, model answering techniques, layout and timing of the paper will be fundamental to the course, and improving exam grades.
About the teacher: 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 provides her students with a technical and accurate approach to their preparation for answering Leaving Certificate questions.
This course will cover all aspects of paper 1 & 2. Students will receive notes on the composition, focusing on likely essay titles that could appear in Paper 1. Exam-focused notes on all parts of Paper 2 will be provided. Finally, students will be given a plan for both papers in the exam. It will focus on simple shortcuts to get a higher grade and also how to avoid the common mistakes that are made on exam day.
About 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. Séadhan 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.
The Dublin Academy of Education’ Mathematics Department has designed the 5th Year Course to cover the key topics of this large syllabus, as recommended by the Department of Education and Skills. It provides a comprehensive and solid basis for the further progression of grades in 6th Year. Our tailored course follows the objectives of the Project Maths Syllabus where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance. This course gives students a head start before heading towards Leaving Certificate 2021 by studying topics from Algebra and Trigonometry, providing the foundation material for further study.
All attendees of this course will take away a complete and compact 100-page set of notes covering the entire course. The course will follow a proven point-grabbing path through topic selection. The Formulae and Tables booklet and your calculator to class. This course has an emphasis on streamlining study and exam-readiness.
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