5th Year Extra Subjects

5th Year Extra Subjects
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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.

Timetable
Subject
5th Year Accounting
Level
Higher
Day
Thursdays
Time
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
5th Year Agricultural Science
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesdays
Time
5:15pm - 6:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Applied Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Thursdays
Time
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Subject
5th Year DCG
Level
Higher
Day
Thursdays
Time
4:45pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
5th Year Music
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesdays
Time
4:00pm - 6:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subjects
5th Year Accounting keyboard_arrow_down

Leaving Cert Accounting topics covered in 5th Year:

  • Depreciation
  • Revaluation
  • Control accounts
  • Suspense
  • Incomplete Records
  • Club Accounts
  • Service Firms
  • Product costing

Students will also begin practising past Leaving Certificate questions and continue to do so over the duration of the course.

5th Year Agricultural Science keyboard_arrow_down

Leaving Cert Agricultural 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.

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.

Applied Maths keyboard_arrow_down

What will be covered in these 5th Year Applied Maths Grinds?

With the Leaving Cert Applied Maths syllabus not having changed in decades, this is a subject that can be rigorously trained for. By attending these grinds, students will have an intimate knowledge of what to expect in the exam in 2022, with a particular emphasis on the marking scheme and question appearance this year. You will receive comprehensive notes including probable exam questions, as devised and selected by our teacher. The following topics will be covered:

  • Uniform Accelerated Motion
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Projectiles
  • Collisions
  • Relative Velocity

Meet your Applied Maths 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.

5th Year DCG keyboard_arrow_down

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.

Meet your Teacher – Darran Sheils: 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.

5th Year Music keyboard_arrow_down

5th Year Music sets the foundation of skills needed for all three components of the Leaving Cert exam.

Topics covered:

  • Composing: Major Harmony/Major Melody
  • Listening: Aural Skills/Irish Music/2 Set Works
  • Practical: Unprepared test/planning programme

Lorraine Lee Music Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your teacher – Lorraine Lee: With over 12 years post-primary teaching experience, Lorraine brings a passion for music education to her role here at Dublin Academy of Education. With a Master’s Degree in Music Performance, experience in preparing students for exams in the Royal Irish Academy of Music along with being a practical examiner for the State Exams Commission, Lorraine is well equipped in preparing students for the exam.

Fees
Subject
Price
Total
Savings
Subject
1 Subject
Price
€1,006.00
Total
€1,006.00
Savings
€0.00