Ashfield College has a long and proud tradition of preparing students for the challenges of the Leaving Certificate, regardless of whether they join us for 5th Year, 6th Year or as a repeat Leaving Certificate student.   Among the secrets of our success is the school’s unique combination of expert teaching and excellent class notes, focused on the skills needed to excel in the Leaving Certificate.

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Now in Dundrum, Dublin 16

In September 2015 we opened the doors of our new, custom-built premises on the Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16. Conveniently located on the LUAS line, the new premises includes a state of the art Science Laboratory, Music Room and Computer Lab.

Unrestricted Subject Choices

Ashfield College’s Leaving Certificate teaching programme offers a choice of 23 subjects at Higher and Ordinary level. Unlike many other secondary schools, timetables are designed to suit each student, which means that subject choices are unrestricted so each student is able to study the ideal combination of subjects to suit their individual needs.

Leaving Certificate Results

For the last 30 years, Ashfield College has been successfully preparing students to achieve exceptional Leaving Certificate results. Our objective is to maximise every student’s full potential in this landmark exam. The tradition of excellence continues today with Ashfield College topping the Irish Times 2013 School League Tables across all categories including No.1 Feeder School and No.1 School for High Points in Ireland.

Whether your goal is to study medicine at The Royal College of Surgeons or whether you are repeating the Leaving Certificate to increase your points score or to help you gain a place on the perfect 3rd Level course for you, Ashfield College provides the teaching expertise and resources to support your exam success.

Supervised Study

Supervised Study is incorporated daily in each student’s timetable. Ashfield College’s study hall is continuously supervised which allows a completely distraction-free environment for our students.

Student Guidance and Well-being

Ashfield College strives to ensure all students are valued as individuals who have their own specific needs and requirements. Our in-house guidance services provide one-on-one career guidance counselling to ensure students make an informed decision regarding their CAO application and our Pastoral Care team provide support and guidance throughout the year with an emphasis on student well-being.

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Continuous Assessment & Examinations

Leaving Certificate students are assigned target grades in each of their subjects at the beginning of the academic year, this helps our students to focus on recognising and achieving their potential. Monthly assessments are carried out in each subject allowing students to review their progress with their mentor. Official school test are carried out in October, Christmas and at Easter. 6th Year students complete a full mock examination in all subjects. 5th Year students sit school exams in October, Christmas, Easter and in May.

5th Year Leaving Certificate Programme

6th Year & Repeat Leaving Certificate Programme

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Expert Teachers & Renowned Study Manuals

Ashfield teachers are highly qualified and vastly experienced in preparing students for the Leaving Certificate. They combine a genuine love of their subjects with a proven track-record of success in second level state examinations. Many are published authors of Leaving Cert text books, while others are Leaving Cert assistant examiners.

They have created superb, bound class-notes covering the entire syllabus, including accurate solutions to exam questions and subject-specific exam technique, all of which is vital for Leaving Certificate Exam success.

Extra Subjects

Ashfield College offers students the opportunity to study an ‘extra’ subject that they may not have studied previously. This option is also available to external students. The extra subject allows students the opportunity to study a subject that holds particular interest for them and, furthermore, offers valuable options when it comes to CAO points. Extra subjects are scheduled from 5 pm – 6.30 pm twice weekly in Spanish, Music, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Applied Maths and Classical Studies. The entire syllabus is completed in one year. Click here to learn more about studying an extra subject…

Our Facilities & Location

Ashfield College is located in Dundrum, Dublin 16, with convenient access from much of Dublin and surrounding counties. The school has comfortable spacious classrooms, a canteen, specialised teaching rooms for music, science, art, design and technology, and a computer laboratory, making Ashfield College the perfect location for your education.

Academic Fees & Application Process

Students who are interested in applying to study 5th or 6th year at Ashfield College or repeat the leaving cert should contact us online or call 01 490 4050. We will arrange for you to meet the Principal. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to discuss your objectives and devise a study plan and choice of subjects, which will maximise your potential in the Leaving Certificate.

Contact Us

To meet with the Principal and academic team and view our purpose-built facilities call 01 490 4050.

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