The Dublin Academy of Education provides the opportunity for Leaving Cert students to do classes as an extra subject outside of school. These subjects are taught over two years, so students must sign up from 5th Year in order to cover the course.
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 on Monday 2nd September 2019. Please note, classes and supervised study will NOT be held on the following dates:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2019
Monday 17th February – classes resume Monday 24th February 2020
Monday 16th December 2019 – classes resume on Monday 13th January 2020
Monday 6th April- Monday 20th April 2020
Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Sunday 17th May 2020
Students will receive exam focused notes covering all Leaving Cert Accounting topics covered in 5th Year. Students will also begin practising past Leaving Certificate questions and continue to do so over the duration of the course . The following topics will be covered:
- Suspense Accounts
- Final Accounts of a Sole Trader
- Final Accounts of a Company
- Service Firms
- Club Accounts
- Interpretation of Accounts
About the teacher: Naomi Keenan’s experience of correcting Leaving Cert Higher Level Accounting with the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of the subject’s syllabus and marking scheme. Confidence is instilled in her students as her students receive constant guidance and encouragement on how to earn top marks in their exams. Naomi shares with her student’s both successful exam techniques and equally as important, the most frequent and highly avoidable mistakes.
Leaving Cert Agricultural Science, or “Ag Science”, looks at the science and technology of farming. The subject has grown in popularity in recent years as Agriculture has become one of the major growth sectors in our economy, providing many jobs.
Many students are now taking Ag Science up as an extra subject outside of school because:
- There is excellent overlap for students already studying Biology and/or Geography
- Continuous assessment of the practical elements of the course accounts for 25% of the overall mark
- It is recognised as a Laboratory Science subject for almost all 3rd Level courses, including Nursing
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, from detailed and comprehensive study notes to dedicated field trips.
Practical Portfolios will be worked on within class time and as part of the course, students will undertake laboratory experiments and two farm visits.
75% of the marks go for the written paper examining the topics above.
The other 25% is based on an assessment of your work. Your teacher is required to grade you. An external assessor will then validate your teacher’s grades.
About the Teacher: Iain Wallace has spent 15 years teaching Agricultural Science. In this time he has built up considerable experience in the subject working as a local facilitator for the Professional Development Service for Teachers and editing study notes for the Irish Farmers Journal weekly study guides. He utilises this experience to enable his students to master the course content, key answering skills and techniques needed in order to maximise grades.
Each Design and Communication Graphics class will be divided to accommodate both the technical drawing and design aspects of the subject. Every week, topics from the graphics portion of the course will be broken down into easy to follow methods which students will put into practice through exam questions. Students will also be shown the best option questions to choose to maximise their time and marks in the Leaving Cert exam. Darran will lead students through the Student Assignment, outlining what is expected for in a H1 project from initial analysis to final presentation techniques.
About the Teacher: Darran Sheils is the Design and Communication Graphics teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. Darran has been teaching DCG since the subject’s inception in 2008. His background in graphics, art and design makes him uniquely qualified to nurture both the technical and the creative aspects of the subject. In recent Leaving Certificate results, one third of Darran’s students achieved an A grade. 3 times the national average. The passion, understanding and attention to detail he instils in his students has led many of them into careers in architecture, engineering and product design.
The Religious Education syllabus offers students an opportunity to join the tradition of inquiry and critical thinking that has engaged philosophers and thinkers for millennia. From Aristotle and Aquinas to modern day issues of social justice and the intersection of faith and gender, the Religious Education course develops students into informed thinkers with strong analytical skills.
About the teacher: John Kilroy
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.
Leaving Cert Extra Subjects Fee: €595