Additional Subjects

Students take on additional subjects outside of school with Kilmartin Educational Services for a number of reasons. Many students find that two subjects they hoped to take clash on their school timetable, some schools don't offer the full range of Leaving Cert subjects and some students simply wish to maximise their points!

Our experienced and highly qualified teachers will cover all the coursework, plus any additional project/practical work over either one or two years. Usually the classes will be one hour and a half in length per week. Christmas and Pre-Leaving Cert exams will also be set and the results will be posted home so that parents can monitor progress. Be advised that taking on an additional subject is not easy, particularly if you are hoping to cover the course in one year, but our teachers will guide you through the process and focus on how you can achieve the best possible grades!


Accounting can be taken on as a grind or as a subject outside of school. The information included below is for students who wish to take this on as an additional subject outside of school.

Leaving Certificate Accounting is an extension of the accounts which students cover in the Business Studies course in the Junior Cert. However it is possible to take up Accounting for the Leaving Certificate if a student has not done Junior Certificate Business Studies.

The Accounting course concentrates on business accounts and the effects of changes to them. Topics include Final Accounts, Budgeting, Cashflow and Club Accounts.

Difficulty Level:

It is important to note that a lot of effort is required to reach an A standard. Students must also be willing to cover the theory element of Accounting. The theory section has been growing in importance in recent years and is currently worth almost 20% of the exam.

Students who choose Accounting plus any other business topic or Art, can also choose LCVP as a bonus subject.


During the two years, your teacher will take you through the topics during timetabled classes weekly. Classes last 60/90mins including a short break. The format of the class is focused on student/ teacher interaction. Work in class will vary between lecture style format on the board and students working individually under the guidance of the class teacher. There will of also be handouts and other materials given out in class.

Homework/ study:

Homework will be set in each class, which must be submitted in the following class, in most cases. Homework will not be accepted any later, without a valid reason. Due to the intensive effort of tackling Accounting as an extra subject, students are required to do a reasonable amount of study each week, minimum 6 hours.  

Assessments and Examinations:

In house examinations will take place before Christmas, pre-Leaving Cert. examinations (6th yrs only), Easter test (5th yrs only) and Summer (5th yrs only). Reports will be issued to parents with results following each assessment. Assessments are an important part of a student’s development and are important for keeping track of the student’s progress.

The Leaving Cert exam is 3 hours in length. It is divided in to 3 sections and is worth 400 marks.   

Class times / Costs:

Classes take place during school term, contact the office for details.There will be classes during the Autumn and Spring mid-terms breaks. The cost will be €20/€30 per class.


Due to the intensive format of the class it is imperative that attendance in class be very high and that student’s only miss class due to very exceptional circumstances. Kilmartin Educational Services require that all students telephone their teacher well in advance if they are to miss class. Text messaging will not suffice. All absences and reasons will be noted and included in term reports to parents. Parents will be contacted that evening if students do not attend class. If a student is struggling with the subject, please contact the teacher immediately to see what extra assistance can be provided. If students are sitting Accounting as an extra subject outside of school, it is their responsibility to ensure that the Examinations Officer in their school has registered them for the Accounting exam. If a student decides to withdraw from classes, please inform the teacher so that they can remove them from the register.


Revision classes will take place throughout the year with the class teacher. There will be further opportunities to avail of one day intensive revision courses at Christmas, Easter and early June.

Subject Materials:

Students will need a dedicated hardback A4 notebook for class work. Students will also need a second notebook for homework. Students will also require a set of exam papers.

Book – for reference: Accounting for Senior Cycle published by Edco.

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