6th Year Extra Subjects
The Dublin Academy of Education provides the opportunity for Leaving Cert students to do classes as an extra subject outside of school. These subjects can be taught in 1 academic year so are suitable for 6th Year students looking to sit an additional subject in the Leaving Cert.
The foundation of our extra subjects is ‘exam focus’. Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing students’ exam performance.
All students who attend these courses receive comprehensive, exam-focused notes, as well as past State Examination questions and solutions. Our teachers identify probable exam questions and also show students how to master the marking scheme, which instils confidence.
Our extra subjects also include a special one-on-one service to all students, for a period of time before or after every class. This is a specialised, individual service, which we encourage all our students to take advantage of.
If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.
Classes commence week beginning Monday 5th September 2022. Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:
Monday 31st October- classes resume Monday 7th November 2022
Monday 13th February – classes resume Monday 20th February 2023
Saturday 10th December 2022 – classes resume on Monday 9th January 2023
Monday 27th March – Monday 9th April 2023
Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 18th May 2023
Please note weekly grinds take place as normal on bank holidays
Over the course of the Accounting grinds, students will cover all topics of the Leaving Cert course. Initially, the focus will be on Final Accounts, a question that comes up every year and is worth 30%. The concepts and strategies of Final accounts will assist the students understanding of the following topics; Incomplete records, Tabular Statements, Published accounts, Club accounts and Service firm accounts. Interpretation of Accounts is a question that has come up every single year and is worth 25%. This topic will be covered in great detail early on in the year. The teacher with close to 20 years experience will focus on strategies for students to obtain the maximum amount of marks. There will be a big focus on time management and highlighting common mistakes made by students. In each Topic covered, students will get exam-focused notes outlining methods to aid understanding and help improve time management. These notes will also include numerous past exam questions and solutions. Revision on topics likely to appear on the exam according to past trends will cover the majority of the second half of the year. This will ensure that students feel well prepared for their Leaving Cert Accounting exam.
About the teacher – Brendan Kelly:
The Dublin Academy of Education will provide students with everything they need to maximise their marks in the practical and written aspects of this course.
Practical Portfolios will be worked on within class time and as part of the course, students will undertake laboratory experiments.
Students will sit a mock exam paper in February.
The following topics are covered:
- Animal Diseases
- Animal Physiology
- Animal Production (Cattle, Sheep, Pigs)
- Classification of Organisms
- Crop Production
- Fertilisers, Pollution & the Environment
- Plant Physiology
- Soil Science
Meet your Agricultural Science Teacher – Megan Mulvihill: Megan Mulvihill holds a first class honours Degree and Professional Masters in Education.
Megan achieved an Academic Excellence award in the area of Science while in college and she now wants to pass her passion and experience to her students.
She instils confidence in her students by providing a clear understanding of exam content and structure while immersed in an interesting, thought provoking environment.
Her knowledge in the areas of Science and her use of up to date methodologies, will help equip students for the Leaving Certificate exams in order to support each individual obtain their best possible result.