FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I apply to attend The Dublin Academy of Education?chevron_right
You can apply by downloading an application form here. Or if you would like more information about our application process call us on 01 442 4442. Applications should be sent to:
The Dublin Academy of Education,
Lower Kilmacud Road,
Do you have an admissions policy?chevron_right
Yes, our Admissions Policy can be found here.
Is the cost of the Leaving Certificate included in the full-time school fees?chevron_right
No, this is not included in our school fees.
Can I sit my Leaving Certificate at The Dublin Academy of Education?chevron_right
Are science practicals available?chevron_right
Yes, practicals are available in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Home Economics and Physics.
Is there continuous assessment?chevron_right
Yes, continuous assessment takes place in all of our classes. There is also written homework and students take regular tests. Parents will be able to access these scores on Vsware – our online platform.
Will absenteeism be reported?chevron_right
Yes, we do a roll call every morning in the school, and after lunch. If a student is absent a parent will be notified immediately.
What are the options in relation to lunch facilities?chevron_right
There is a lunchroom for students who bring in a packed lunch and a common area for students also. There are microwaves and hot water for students looking to make a hot snack.
What supervised study facilities do you have?chevron_right
A fee is payable for supervised study in the evenings and weekends in our school between the following hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
- Friday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
- Saturday: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
What are the class sizes?chevron_right
It all depends on the subject but classes are similar in size to current day schools, if not smaller.
Are there Scholarships available?chevron_right
No. We do not offer scholarships at The Dublin Academy of Education.
Are there extra-curricular activities available?chevron_right
The primary focus of our school is academics, however, we offer students the opportunity to take part in physical exercise groups, debating clubs, personal development, music, outdoor team building events and many more planned activities. We also host a Graduation pre Leaving Certificate and a Debs for 6th Year students post Leaving Certificate.
Will there be Mock Exams?chevron_right
Are lockers provided?chevron_right
Yes. Each student will have their own locker.
Is there is a uniform?chevron_right
No, Students can wear whatever clothes they are most comfortable in.
Is Agricultural Science regarded as a laboratory Science subject?chevron_right
Do you provide accommodation?chevron_right
No, students must organise their own accommodation if they need it.
Can I sample the weekly grinds classes before signing up for the full-time school?chevron_right
Yes, we recommend you do so as it will give you a chance to see exactly what our teachers are like.
How many subjects can you take at the school?chevron_right
Students can take as many subjects as they wish. We’d recommend no more than eight.
How long are the classes?chevron_right
Classes are 1-hour in duration.
How is the school day structured?chevron_right
- School opens at 8:00am (study room open also)
- All students must be in school by 9:00am
- Lunch 1:00pm to 1:30pm
- School finishes 4:30pm (note: depending on subject choice, some students may have evening classes)
Is there Career Guidance at The Academy?chevron_right
Yes. All students have a mandatory session with our Career Guidance expert at the beginning of 5th and 6th Year. This is to ensure that all students are fully aware of all course options available to them and are making an informed decision about their CAO.
Who should go to the full-time school Open Evening?chevron_right
We suggest both parents and students who are interested in our full-time school attend one of the Open Evenings.
Can I transfer my fees across from the Weekly Grinds to the Full-Time School?chevron_right
Yes, any unused credit can be transferred across from the Weekly Grinds to the Full-Time School. A small administrative fee of €50 will be charged.