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HL Leaving Cert Economics Revision Day 2019

Higher Level Leaving Cert Economics  Revision Day 2019

We host two Preparation Days in Leaving Cert Economics in 2019, in DCU Dublin and UCC Cork.  For 2019, we have moved our traditional January dates to March and April. Dates have been put back to the end of March and early April to facilitate Irish as the orals are before Easter.

Our  Leaving Cert Economics Revision package consists of a complete one-day Preparation Day of lectures, along with the book ‘Economics Now’ and access to updates on Edmodo from the lecture day to the exam.

These top lectures in Leaving Cert Economics are presented by Michael Ruane.

Michael Ruane is the author of the popular Folens revision book, Rapid Revision Economics. He has been teaching Leaving Cert Economics for 18 years.
In recent years, there has been an increasing focus in the Leaving Cert Economics Exam on current economic issues. No longer is it enough for the “H1” or “H2” student of economics to simply rely on an economics textbook in preparation for the exam.

In response to this, Michael writes “Economics Now” afresh each year, a brilliant Exam preparation and Economics revision book that you will receive on the Economics lecture day.

Click here to view the Economics HL course 2018


Leaving Certificate Economics, Preparation Day 2019


Cork UCC
Saturday  March 9
Dublin DCU St Pat’s Drumcondra
Saturday March 23

Each student attending Michael’s preparation day will receive a copy of his up-to-date 140 page annual, Economics Now prepared specifically for 2019 Leaving Certificate Economics students.

All students and teachers who attend his course will get full access to Michael’s Edmodo page where he posts video clips, news reports, and statistics that are relevant to students of economics. Michael updates his Edmodo page regularly right up to the week of the exam in June.

Each student and teacher will also receive access to a free downloadable pdf copy of his revision book, Rapid Revision Economics.

8: 40 – 9: 10 Registration and distribution of Lecture Book, “Economics Now, 2018”
9: 10 – 10: 40



10.40 short break

The Government: Budget 2018, DIRT, VAT, USC, PAYE, Property Tax, Privatisation, Public Sector Pay, Social Welfare, National Debt, Bond Yields, Third Level Tuition Fees.


Banking: Bank Nationalisation, Bank Regulation,

Role of the ECB, Deflation, Interest Rates, Quantitative Easing, Exchange Rates.

12:15 – 13:00 The Property Market: Property Prices, The Private Rental Market,
13.00-13.45 Lunch
13:45 –  14:45

14.45 short break

Elasticity [Exam Questions],

Market Structures [one market structure will be covered in detail]

14.55 – 15. 50 Current Economic Issues and statistics:

Employment, Unemployment, Economic Growth and National Income Statistics, Minimum Wage, Brexit, Apple/Corporation Tax.

15:50- 16:15 National Income Microeconomics Exam Question

The Invaluable Book, ‘Economics Now’ 2019.

It is a completely up-to-date Leaving Cert economics book containing all of the facts and figures relating to over 50 current Leaving Cert economic topics – Most of these topics are not covered in textbooks, yet students of economics are expected to answer questions on these for their exam, for example, bond yields on government debt, unemployment figures for 2017/2018, implications of central bank limits on mortgage lending, implications of changes made in Budget 2018 etc.

Each student that attends his course will receive a copy of this up-to-date booklet which is highly sought after by both teachers and students alike and is only available to those who attend the course.

The revision day itself is divided into 4 main parts.

The Government

·       The morning session deals with all the issues relating to the Government  such as USC, VAT, PAYE, National Debt, Privatisation, NAMA, water charges, property tax, public sector pay and minimum wage changes.

The Banks

·       The 2nd part of the day deals with the banks – the central bank, the banking crisis, issues surrounding mortgages such as mortgage arrears and central bank limits on lending, the ECB and interest rates, Quantitative Easing.

Property Market

In the session before lunch, Michael will deal with all the issues that relate to the property market such as rising house prices and rising rents.

Economic Variables

              The first afternoon session covers economic variables including inflation, deflation, economic growth [GDP figures] and Unemployment statistics.


·       The day concludes with microeconomics – elasticity [price, income, cross]  and one market structure.


Online Support in Economics from Michael

All students who attend his course will get full access to Michael’s EDMODO page where he posts video clips, news reports, and statistics that are relevant to students of economics. This edmodo page will be updated regularly between Christmas and the week of the exam in June so that you can be sure that you have the most up-to-date information and are fully prepared on the day of the exam.

This course is also ideal for the many students of Leaving Certificate Economics who teach themselves economics without the guidance of a teacher.

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