5th Year


We are currently accepting applications to 5th Year for the 2018/2019 academic year.

  1. To apply, please download the relevant form:
    Download the 2018/2019 Application Form here>>
  2. For more information on the applications process please visit our Admissions page>>
  3. To contact the 5th year office directly please email 5thyear@instituteofeducation.ie

Yvonne O’Toole: 5th Year Principal

Yvonne O’Toole graduated from UCD with a BA in Irish and English and after completing a Higher Diploma in Education she studied Religious Education and Radio Journalism before graduation from DCU in 2004 with an MSc in Educational Management. Yvonne has been teaching for 32 years and is the co-author of numerous Junior and Leaving Certificate textbooks. Yvonne will take up her position as Principal in September 2018.


With 25 subjects to choose from, 5th year students at The Institute of Education can create their own timetable. Students can also change or take up a new subject at certain times under the supervision of a guidance counsellor.

Students cover 75% of the subject content in their 5th year lessons, with regular testing and continuous assessment in all subjects.

Students have access to a range of extra-curricular activities and are also provided with constant academic mentoring, study skills seminars, and career guidance, providing them with an invaluable foundation for 6th year.

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