4th Year Grinds
The Dublin Academy of Education provides weekly 4th Year grinds in Maths. Grinds are 75 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment. Our grinds give students a head-start before they move to the Leaving Certificate cycle in 5th and 6th Year.
Transition Year is often specified as “a year of broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity”. However, these grinds offer students a head-start on Project Maths, with the main focus being on the building blocks of the syllabus.
With no major school examinations or homework during Transition Year in school, these grinds offer students the chance to get in the correct frame of mind for the Leaving Certificate Curriculum – without being too demanding – since grinds are provided just once per week.
Note: A bonus of 25 CAO points is offered to any student achieving 38% or more in their Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Examination.
Weekly grinds 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.
The foundation of our weekly grinds 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.
Note: As well as the 4th Year Maths class, which is a specifically designed course for Transition Year students, the 5th Year subjects are also suitable for 4th Years to attend. These subjects are: Accounting, Applied Maths, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Irish, Physics and Spanish.
If you wish to discuss this further or have any queries, please 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
Note: An administration charge of €20 will apply if a student decides to change their choice of subject during the year.
The Mathematics Department of The Dublin Academy of Education has designed the 4th Year grinds to cover the foundations of the Higher Level syllabus. This course provides a comprehensive and solid basis for further study in the year ahead. Our tailored classes follow the objectives of the Project Maths Syllabus, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance. Our grinds give students a head-start before their classes get streamed in school.
About Project Maths: Project Maths involves the introduction of a revised syllabus for Mathematics. It involves changes to what students must learn, how they learn it and how they will be assessed. Our Maths Department is at the forefront in teaching the changes to the syllabus and has become renowned for their expertise in this area.
About the Teacher: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Maths.
About the Teacher: David Lewis’ ability to relate to students, engaging with them in ways that put students at ease, results in his students gaining a greater understanding of Project Maths. His teaching methods are unique and are tailored to the Project Maths Syllabus, meaning he is a specialised Project Maths teacher. David is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, and is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus.
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