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About our Leaving Cert Courses

Leaving Cert Courses

We provide exam-focused evening and weekend Leaving Certificate grinds together with intensive Christmas and Easter Revision Courses, and Oral Language Preparation Courses for Leaving Certificate students.

We use small classes, state of the art facilities and a student focused approach to learning to guarantee the best results possible for all our Leaving Cert. students.  


Intensive Revision Courses

Independent offers intensive Christmas and Easter Revision Course in a wide range of subjects for Leaving Cert. students.

Our Christmas Revision Courses 2012/13 commence Wednesday January 2nd –Sunday January 6th 2013.

Why Choose a Revision Course with Independent Academy?

  • Courses are run as intensive 5 ½ hour intensive block sessions, (with the exception of our Irish Oral Preparation which is 4 hours*) allowing students to focus on a particular subject
  • All courses will be taught by our highly experienced Independent Academy teachers, many of whom are State Exam correctors and school text book authors
  • Students will be provided with detailed notes of the topics being covered to take away for further study throughout the year
  • Teachers will cover specified topics in each subject (see below). As well as this, our teachers will provide students with exam advice and guidelines on how to maximise their exam grade in each subject

For more information about our Christmas Revision Course 2012/13, contact Independent Academy now.


Leaving Cert Subjects

Leaving Cert. Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Biology (Biology practicals are NOT included)
  • Business
  • Chemistry (Chemistry practicals are NOT included)
  • Economics
  • English (Shakespeare Play – Macbeth)
  • French
  • Geography (Field work of Geography course is NOT included)
  • History
  • Irish
  • Irish (Ordinary)
  • Maths
  • Maths (Ordinary)


All subjects are taught at Higher level, unless otherwise indicated.

All part time one year courses are designed for students sitting the Leaving Certificate in June 2013.

  • Students may join at any time during the year.
  • Please note: tuition does not include practicals/fieldwork.

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Leaving Cert Course Schedules

Leaving Cert Course Timetable

Please note that this timetable is subject to change. In the event of a change we will do our utmost to inform all students.

Weekly Study Time Table

Monday Classical Studies 5.15-7.15 p.m.
History 5.30-7.00 p.m.
Geography 7.15-8.45 p.m.
Tuesday Chemistry 5.30-7.00p.m.
Biology 5.30-7.00 p.m.
Irish for Primary School Teaching 7.00-9.00 p.m.
Wednesday Irish (Ordinary Level) 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.
Irish (Higher Level) 7.15 – 8.45 p.m.
English (Higher Level) 5.00-6.30 p.m.
Thursday Business 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.
French (Higher Level) 5.30 - 7.00 p.m.
Accounting 7.15 – 8.45 p.m.
Saturday Maths (Higher Level) 9.30-11.00 a.m.
Economics 11.15-12.45 p.m.
Maths (Ordinary Level) 1.00-2.30 p.m.

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Leaving Cert Study Tools

Leaving Cert Study

Maths resources

Please click below to link directly to Kieran Mills' website where he will take you through all Leaving Cert. Maths exam papers from 1996 onwards, providing you with questions, solutions and lessons.


Classical Studies resources

Classics Sample Answer

English Resourses

Important Terms for Papers I and II

Sample Question A – ‘Style’ Question

Sample Answer A

Sample Question B

Timing & Marking

Irish Resources

Nathanna Úsáideacha don Cheapadóireacht

English & Irish Essentials

Sunday Independent English & Irish SupplementSunday Independent English & Irish Supplement

Maths Essentials

Sunday Independent Maths Supplement Sunday Independent Maths Supplement

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Leaving Cert Fees

Fees Calculator

Week Beginning Number of Courses Total Cost

Fees can be paid in one of two ways:

Option 1: In full

With this option, payment must be paid in full when the student starts the course.

Option 2: Two instalments

With this option, payment is paid in two installments. Installment 1, is paid before the student starts the course. Installment 2 is paid in January before the first day back in class i.e. Jan 2013.

What do you get for your fees?

  • Small Classes – our classes are not lectures. Our small classes allow our expert teachers to have maximum student teacher interaction so that you get the most out of every class and get the answers you need.
  • Superb Teachers - many of our teachers are State Exam correctors and school text book writers, renowned for their expertise in their chosen subject. All of our teachers are highly experienced and have been teaching for many years, having a track record of outstanding exam results.
  • Personal Attention - our teachers are generous with their time and the teaching methods we employ make sure that we can address your individual concerns.
  • Excellent Notes – our highly experienced teachers have created a range of concise materials and notes which help you with your preparation for the Leaving Cert.

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