6th Year February Midterm Revision Course

Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 February 2023
Prepare with confidence for Leaving Certificate 2023 with our exam-focused February Midterm Revision Course. These 4-hour live-online and classroom based grinds give students the skills they need to succeed, with particular attention given to likely topics and question patterns, as well as exam skills and techniques.
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To learn more about what will be covered in these classes please select from the subject list below:


Biology (H)

This class focuses on key aspects of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Biology exam. Comprehensive notes will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Cell Division
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Human Reproduction
  • Endocrine system
  • Nervous System
  • The Senses
  • Skeleton
  • Human Defence System
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi


English (H)

This class is designed to focus on key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level English exam. Notes and sample answers will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Paper 1 Analysis, including focus on the QB Reading Comprehension Task as well as how to successfully prepare for the Composition task.
  • Analysis of Lady Macbeth’s role in the play with focus on key scenes and important quotation.
  • Sample answers to past Macbeth Questions.
  • Analysis of studied poetry questions and how to prepare for this section with a specific focus on a selection of poems by Derek Mahon.
  • Guidelines on successful Comparative essay writing.
  • Notes will be provided on a selection of Comparative texts prescribed for study in 2023, the Unseen Poetry task, and the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh and Emily Dickinson.


Irish (H)

In this course, we will highlight the key points needed in order to give students the confidence they need to tackle their Leaving Cert. We will approach the remainder of the poetry and prose sections bearing in mind the common pitfalls on the paper. Our students will be provided with excellent material and be given a revision of the literary layouts. We will then focus on the more topical issues for the up-coming oral examinations while fine tuning our pronunciation in the language for top marks. The remainder of the course sees our students tackle the most current essays with excellent notes containing vocab, phrases and full sample material. This course will see our students feeling confident as they approach exam season.


Maths (H)

This class covers the methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Papers 1 & 2.

Paper 1
  • Differentiation: Methods and Applications.
  • Integration: Methods and Applications.
  • Combined Algebra and Calculus Questions.
Paper 2
  • Counting Techniques
  • Probability Theory
  • Probability Questions
  • Expected Value

Please bring Maths tables and calculator


Spanish (H)

The course will begin with an overview of the exam paper and tips to improve in each skill. We will cover the following aspects in class:

  • The present indicative and simple past tenses in detail, with notes provided on other tenses.
Reading Comprehension
  • Approaches for the Journalistic and Section B texts, with a focus on synonyms and translation in context.
  • Diary and note – phrases to use and key themes to practice.
  • Opinion piece (Structure and approach, idiomatic expressions and key topics)
Listening Comprehension
  • Key verbs, recurrent structures, common themes
  • Vocabulary for the weather report
  • Resources for working on Listening skills
  • Overview, marking scheme, filler phrases.
  • Sample answers for 11 key topics in the General Conversation.
  • Roleplays and how to approach them

Students can choose to attend classes either live online or onsite at our Lesson Street campus in Dublin City Centre. Please see the timetable below for details.

Tue 14 Feb 202310am- 2pmIrish (H)Online
10am- 2pmEnglish (H)On Site
Wed 15 Feb 202310am- 2pmEnglish (H)Online
10am- 2pmIrish (H)On Site
Thur 16 Feb 202310am- 2pmMaths (H)On Site
10am- 2pmBiology (H)Online
10am- 2pmSpanish (H)On Site
Fri 17 Feb 202310am- 2pmBiology (H)On Site
10am- 2pmMaths (H)Online
10am- 2pmSpanish (H)Online
1 Class€165
2 Classes€285
3 Classes€370
4 Classes€460

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted.
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable.

On-Site Lesson Street Classes – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available in Leeson Street?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer at Leeson Street.


Q: If I enrol in a class in Leeson Street, can I also avail of classes online?

A: Yes, you can enrol in a combination of online and onsite classes.


Q: Are my onsite classes recorded?

A:  Yes, All classes, whether online or onsite, are recorded and available to students to watch back online for revision. All students will be sent login details for our student platform; Moodle, where they can watch back any of their classes.


Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be provided to each student from the teacher for the subjects they enrol in.


Q: How long is each class?

A: Each class lasts 4 hours.


Q: How much is the fee per subject?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.


Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are run in more lecture style than most students might be used to in school. However they are also interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.

Online Midterm Revision Course – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer online.


Q: How do I access my online grinds classes?

A: Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us containing their unique login details and links to access their chosen subjects. Login credentials will be sent in advance of course start date. Only those details sent to you will enable you to successfully access classes online.


Q: How are the online grinds hosted?

A: All online classes are hosted live on Microsoft Teams. The links to the classes are accessed via Moodle. Students must sign into both Moodle and MS Teams with the @instituteofeducation.ie login credentials sent to the student.


Q: Are the online classes pre-recorded?

A: No, each online class is taught live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid.


Q: Will I have access to recordings of the classes?

A: Yes, recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid. These will be available up until the end of the State exams 2023.


Q: What do I need access the classes?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online classes have the following:

• Access to a reliable wifi service.
• Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, or similar device.
• We would not recommend using a mobile phone.
• Headphones/earphones.


Q: If I'm attending the online classes will I have access to the notes?

A: Yes, students enrolled in online classes will receive a delivery of notes for each chosen subject. Please allow five working days for delivery from the time of booking.


Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be posted out to each student for the subjects they enrol in.


Q: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?

A: Our on-line classes are interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions verbally and using chat function and contributing to the class.