Leaving Cert Christmas Revision Course

Christmas holidays are the perfect time for Leaving Cert students to focus on improvement


Tuesday, 2nd January to Friday, 5th January 2018.

Ashfield College’s intensive, exam-focused Leaving Cert Christmas Revision Course.

Our innovative approach to Christmas revision means that students enjoy minimal disruption to holiday time but make maximum impact on exam preparation.

Christmas Revision Course Leaving Cert

Subject Blocks

Our Christmas revision block classes allow participants to cover subject revision in a single-intensive session – a gift for your Christmas plans!

Each subject is presented as a complete half-day session meaning you don’t waste valuable time travelling to daily classes.

Take advantage of our incredibly convenient location at Dundrum Town Centre, only two minutes from Balally Luas Stop

Our class sizes are restricted so book soon to avoid disappointment.

You can secure your place by calling us at 01 490-4050 or enrol online now.

Get Free Classes

With our Christmas revision course, if you book one subject for €199 you get a second subject totally free and each subsequent subject is less than €100.  That means you can select four subjects for the great value price €395 and a fifth subject is also free! – that’s an incredible 20 hours of classroom time with Ireland’s most inspirational teachers.

Fees


Subjects: €199 each


 


2nd Subject Free 


 


3rd & 4th Under €100


 


5th Subject Free


 

Irish For Primary Teaching

Fees Include

Study notes written by our own teachers –
subject textbook authors and leaving certificate state examiners.

Leaving Certificate School

Course Content & Teachers’ Profiles

Leaving Cert Accounting Higher Revision Course

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Friday 5th January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.

Leaving Cert Business Revision CourseTEACHER PROFILE
Philip Curry 
B. Comm. (Honours), Higher Diploma in Education, N.U.I.G.
Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip is our business expert, with twenty years’ experience teaching Accounting, Business Studies and Economics to Leaving Certificate Higher and Ordinary standard. Philip is a published author of a Leaving Certificate textbook and is also a contributor to the publication ‘Business Studies Monthly’.

Leaving Cert Biology Higher Revision Course

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 9am-1pm on Thursday,4th January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.

 

TEACHER PROFILE
Peter J Jackson BSc (Hons), HDip Ed(Hons), MIBI, MRSC, MICI

Peter J Jackson has been teaching Higher Level Leaving Certificate Biology and Chemistry for the last 40 years and his students have delivered results well above the national average. He is the author of Leaving Certificate textbooks ‘Exploring Biology’ (C J Fallon) and Chemistry Revision book ‘Essentials Unfolded Chemistry’ (Celtic Press) and an iBook ‘Exam Solutions Plus’ an interactive LC Biology questions and answers book.
Peter is one of the most experienced Examiners of Leaving Certificate Biology Higher Level and has been marking for more than 25 years.
He is also a Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Associate (Chemistry) teaching teachers the latest advances in chemistry teaching. In addition he has delivered practicals and lectures at Chemical Education Conferences as well as for the Department of Education and Science on Laboratory Safety and has lectured on ‘The Biology of the Burren’ at several ISTA conferences.

Leaving Cert Higher Level Business Revision Course

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full grade on exam day.



TEACHER’S PROFILE

Philip Curry B. Comm. (Honours), Higher Diploma in Education, N.U.I.G.
Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip is our business expert, with twenty years’ experience teaching Accounting, Business Studies and Economics to Leaving Certificate Higher and Ordinary standard. Philip is a published author of a Leaving Certificate textbook and is also a contributor to the publication ‘Business Studies Monthly’.

Leaving Cert Chemistry Higher Revision Course

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.

 Topics

  • Organic Chemistry (Theory & Practical)
  • Stoichiometry

TEACHER’S PROFILE
Peter J Jackson BSc (Hons), HDip Ed(Hons), MIBI, MRSC, MICI

Peter J Jackson has been teaching Higher Level Leaving Certificate Biology and Chemistry for the last 40 years and his students have delivered results well above the national average. He is the author of Leaving Certificate textbooks ‘Exploring Biology’ (C J Fallon) and Chemistry Revision book ‘Essentials Unfolded Chemistry’ (Celtic Press) and an iBook ‘Exam Solutions Plus’ an interactive LC Biology questions and answers book.
Peter is one of the most experienced Examiners of Leaving Certificate Biology Higher Level and has been marking for more than 25 years.
He is also a Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Associate (Chemistry) teaching teachers the latest advances in chemistry teaching. In addition he has delivered practicals and lectures at Chemical Education Conferences as well as for the Department of Education and Science on Laboratory Safety and has lectured on ‘The Biology of the Burren’ at several ISTA conferences.

Revision Leaving Certificate English, Higher Level

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 9am-1pm on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.

Topics

  • Exam structure and timing
  • Paper I:
    Comprehending and composing
  • Paper II:
    King Lear by William Shakespeare as a single text
    The poetry of Eavan Boland
    The poetry of Paul Durcan
    The poetry of John Montague


Revision Courses Leaving CertTEACHER PROFILE

Jennifer Skelly BA, PGDE,
Master of Arts (Geography), UCD
Subjects:  English Higher & Geography

Jennifer is an exceptionally popular and effective teacher who has taught both Geography and English at Ashfield College for more than five years.  She is passionate about her subjects and has a gift for inspiring her students. Jennifer recognises the importance of the English language and the skills associated with it, not only as part of the Leaving Certificate syllabus for the subject itself, but across all other subjects also, especially now that such emphasis is placed on literacy in education.

Leaving Cert French Higher Level

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Thursday, 4th January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.


 

Nikki-Dowling

TEACHER PROFILE

Nicky Dowling BA (Hons) French & German UCD, PGCE
Subjects: French & German

Nicky is a dynamic and inspirational teacher of modern languages, who graduated with the highest grade ever achieved for the PGCE from the University of Manchester. Nicky has more than 20 years’ experience teaching both French & German to Leaving Cert level, and has worked at Ashfield College since 1997. During her time at Ashfield College she was Director of TEFL, where she was in charge of curriculum and teaching. Nicky is an extremely exam-focused, practical and enthusiastic teacher who inspires her students to achieve their maximum potential in the State Exams.

Leaving Cert Geography Higher Level

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.

Topics

  • Exam structure and timing
  • Common 30 mark structured and essay questions will be covered from Core Unit I (Patterns and Processes in the Physical Environment) and Core Unit II (Regional Geography), for example:
    The formation of igneous rocks
    The formation of sedimentary rocks
    The formation of metamorphic rocks
    Two types of mechanical/physical weathering
    Two types of chemical weathering
    The karst cycle of erosion
    The formation of one landform of erosion
    The formation of one landform of deposition
    A climatic region
    Administrative regions
    A cultural region/region associated with language
    A region of industrial decline/maladjusted region



Revision Courses Leaving CertTEACHER PROFILE

Jennifer Skelly BA, PGDE,
Master of Arts (Geography), UCD
Subjects:  Geography & English Higher

Jennifer is passionate about her subjects.  Having recently completed a Master of Arts degree in Geography, she aims to promote the subject among students in order for them to recognise its importance in a world plagued by environmental problems and issues of sustainability.

Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 9am-1pm on Friday 5th January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.


mattTEACHER’S PROFILE

Maitiú Ó Faoláin BA (Hons) UCD, PGDEL (Tóraíocht), PGCE
Subjects: Irish & Irish For Primary Teaching

With fourteen years teaching experience, including being a senior member of the teaching staff in Coláiste Árainn Mhóir, Donegal, Matt is a dynamic and talented teacher who makes every effort to make Irish accessible for all of his students. Matt has vast experience of teaching the Irish for Primary Teaching course and has recently worked with Hibernia College in their teacher-training programme. He is very much aware of the challenges students face when learning the language but is confident in his ability to equip students with the tools and confidence they need to excel in the Leaving and Junior Certificate Gaeilge.

Revision Course Leaving Cert Maths Ordinary Level

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 9am-1pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day. 


Maths Teacher Steve Bracken

TEACHER’S PROFILE

Steve Bracken BSc (Honours) Experimental Physics; HDip in Ed (UCD)
Subjects: Maths and Physics

Steve has been teaching for over twenty years and has taught evening and revision courses in Ashfield College for more than five of those and still loves his job! He has held positions as Head of Maths, Head of Physics, IT Coordinator, as well as being an Assistant Principal in Coláiste Eoin. This amount of experience coupled with his enthusiasm for his subjects and for passing it on to students has resulted in high levels of positive feedback from Ashfield students over the years.

Leaving Cert Maths Higher

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 9am-1pm on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.


TEACHER PROFILE

John Winters MSc Mathematics, Higher Diploma in Education U.C.D.
Subjects: Maths, Physics

John Winters has been teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths to Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) since 1993. Over the years his students have achieved exceptional grades in the state examinations. His knowledge of the curriculum and the imagination which he puts into his classes has been a source of huge benefit to students embarking on their studies of the Project Maths Course. He is particularly well known for the excellent revision courses which he has given in Maths and Physics. During his career he has taught over 250 revision courses to students in different areas throughout Ireland.  John holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics which demonstrates his passion for Mathematics

Leaving Cert Physics Higher Level

Each student will receive four hours of expert classroom tuition from 2pm-6pm on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.  Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Study Notes.  As well as revising key course topics, participants will receive valuable exam strategy tips, which can enable a student to increase by a full-grade on exam day.


Maths Teacher Steve Bracken

TEACHER’S PROFILE

Steve Bracken BSc (Honours) Experimental Physics; HDip in Ed (UCD)

Steve has been teaching for over twenty years and has taught evening and revision courses in Ashfield College for more than five of those and still loves his job! He has held positions as Head of Maths, Head of Physics, IT Coordinator, as well as being an Assistant Principal in Coláiste Eoin. This amount of experience coupled with his enthusiasm for his subjects and for passing it on to students has resulted in high levels of positive feedback from Ashfield students over the years.

Christmas Revision Course Timetable

Tuesday 2nd January

9.00 – 13.00 Maths (H)
Maths (O)
14.00 – 18.00 Physics (H)
Business (H)

Wednesday 3rd January

9.00 – 13.00 English (H)
14.00 – 18.00 Chemistry (H)
Geography (H)

Thursday 4th January

9.00 – 13.00 Biology (H)
14.00 – 18.00 French (H)

Friday 5th January

9.00 – 13.00 Irish (H)
14.00 – 18.00 Accounting (H)

Our Results

Ashfield College has a long and proud tradition of preparing students for the daunting challenge posed by the Leaving Certificate. This tradition of excellence continues to the present day with Ashfield College topping the Irish Times School League Tables across all categories;

• No.1 School in Irish Times League tables all categories*

• No.1 Feeder School

• No.1 School for High Points in Ireland

*Refers to 2013 which was the last occasion when Grinds Schools were included in the Irish Times League Tables

Maths Grinds for Leaving Cert
Grinds School Dublin, Ashfield College

Our Teachers

Ashfield College Revision Courses for Leaving Cert are taught by our superb experienced teachers, in Ashfield College at our location in Dundrum.

Many of our teachers are Leaving Certificate State Examiners and have written textbooks and exam papers for their subjects. Our Christmas Revision Course gives students the opportunity to supplement and enhance their studies in subjects they find to be most challenging.

• Our Teachers are without equal, chosen for their wealth of experience in preparing students for the Leaving Certificate exams

• Our Teachers consistently achieve excellent results for their students.

• Our Teachers have unique experience marking your state exam papers

• Our Teachers have written your Leaving Cert text books

• Our Teachers know the trends and how to exploit the marking scheme

Christmas Revision Leaving Cert

Irish For Primary Teaching

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