Online Christmas Revision Course
for 3rd Year Students

Monday 28th – Thursday 31st December 2020

This 4-day Online Christmas Revision Course for 3rd Year students provides students with expert tuition, high quality notes and key techniques to enable them to achieve their maximum potential in their exams.

The course provides students with both live online classes, where they can interact and engage directly with the teacher, and pre-recorded tutorials, which will be made available to the students in advance and after the course is finished.  All classes will be supported by The Institute of Education’s legendary class notes, which support tuition. These will be provided free of charge and will be delivered in December, in advance of the course start.

**Book before 1st December to avail of our special 2 for 1 offer**

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Students attending these classes receive the following benefits:

  • Live interactive classes delivered by our expert teachers, during the course week.
  • Pre-recorded tutorials.
  • The opportunity to interact with teachers and ask questions during all online live classes.
  • Comprehensive course notes.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.


To learn more about what will be covered in the 3rd Year Online Christmas Camp, please select from the subject list below:


Business Studies

This course is designed to revise key elements of the Junior Certificate Business Studies syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Consumer /consumer protection/consumer choice.
  • Employment/rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
  • Writing a Business Plan.
  • The Trading Account.
  • The Profit & Loss Account.
  • The Statement of Financial Position.
  • Government Revenue and Expenditure.
  • Economic Indicators.
  • Sustainable Development.
  • The Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) – an overview.

Notes will be given on other topics


English (H)

This course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle English exam.

Topics from:

  • Emphasis is placed on developing key skills as outlined in the curriculum.
  • How to plan and construct effective writing exercises.
  • Special focus on Reading Comprehension, Creative Writing, Poetry, Drama and Fiction.
  • Key notes are provided on a selection of the studied texts from the prescribed material for Drama and Fiction.


French (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle French exam.

Topics from:

  • Listening and Reading Comprehensions.
  • Letter, Postcard, Message.
  • Grammar.


Irish (H)

This intensive Irish course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Irish exam.

Topic from:

  • Exam Layout and Technique, including exam preparation tips
  • Key Sections of the Literature Course
  • Grammar relevant to all sections of the course
  • Personal Response and Article Writing
  • Focus on Written and Aural Comprehension and Composition


History (H)

In this course students cover key elements of the Junior Cycle History syllabus, from both 2nd and 3rd Year.

Topics from 2nd Year Syllabus:

  • Luther and the German Reformation
  • John Calvin.
  • The Tudor Reformation.
  • Plantation of Ulster.
  • American War of Independence.

Topics from 3rd Year Syllabus:

  • 1916 Rising.
  • War of Independence and foundation of Northern Ireland.
  • The Treaty Negotiations.
  • The Changing Role of Women in Ireland.
  • The Rise of Hitler.
  • Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939.
  • Life in Stalin’s Russia.
  • The Causes of World War II.


Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success. Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Section A & Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Algebra
    Factorising, solving quadratic equations, simultaneous equations, long division and related problems.
  • Functions
    Graphs of linear and quadratic functions, solving related problems.
  • Arithmetic
    Profit and loss, income tax, compound interest, currency exchange.
  • Sets
    Understanding set notation, working with Venn diagrams, solving related problems.
  • Pattern
    Identifying type of pattern, working with patterns.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Area and volume
    Application of formulae, related problems.
  • Trigonometry
    Solving right-angled triangles, applying formulae to in-context problems.
  • Coordinate geometry of the line
    Application of formulae, drawing lines, related problems.
  • Probability
    Fundamental principle of counting, probability scale, tree diagrams.
  • Statistics
    Displaying data, mode, mean, median, range and inter-quartile range.


Science (C)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Common Level Science exam. Due to syllabus length, Science is divided into Section A & Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

  • All four sections of the syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth & Space) are covered in detail.
  • Focus is on exam technique, with constant exam question practice an integral part of every class.
  • Students receive clear and concise notes and solutions are provided to examination questions.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Biology
    Human Reproduction.
    Passing on Characteristics.
  • Chemistry
    Rates of Reactions.
  • Physics
  • Earth and Space
    Water and Carbon Cycles.
    Climate Change.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Biology
    The Breathing System.
  • Chemistry
    Energy Transfer in Chemical Reactions.
    Environmental Impact of Materials.
  • Physics
    Electricity (Current Electricity).
    Issues that arise from generation and use of electricity.
  • Earth and Space
    Galaxies, Stars and the Solar System.
    Comets Asteroids and Meteors.

The Assessment Task
As part of the Junior Cycle Science Exam, each student is required to undertake an Assessment Task (AT). The AT is based on the second Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) (the Science in Society Investigation) and is worth 10% of the students’ final grade.

The 2nd CBA is carried out in December of third year and the AT will be carried out in April of 3rd year.

Below are the timetables for each daily session time and the classes that will be run during those sessions.

9am-10amBusiness Studies (Common)
English (Higher)
Maths (Higher) A
Science (Common) A
10.30am-11.30amEnglish (Higher)
Business Studies (Common)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) B
Science (Common) B
12.00pm-1.00pmEnglish (Higher)
French (Higher)
History (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) A
Science (Common) A
1.30pm-2.30pmEnglish (Higher)
French (Higher)
History (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) B
3.00pm-4.00pmEnglish (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher)

Please see below the fees for this course.
*NOTE: We have a special 2 for 1 offer that is available until Tuesday 1st December.

Special Offer Prices (Until 1st December)

No. of SubjectsPriceCost Per Additional Subject

Normal Offer Prices (From 1st December)

No. of SubjectsPriceCost Per Additional Subject

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

Please click on each question below for an answer: 

Q: How long is the course?

A:       This course will be run over 4 days during the Christmas break. It will run from Monday 28th – Thursday 31st Dec.


Q: Is it possible to receive copies of the Institute’s class notes?

A:       Yes. Our online classes are supported by the Institute’s exam-focused class notes which will be delivered to students homes FREE of charge. Please allow five working days for delivery.


Q: How will I access my online courses?

A:       We will email you a link to the live classes for which you are enrolled, along with a unique password. Please allow one working day from time of booking.


Q: Who do I contact if I have difficulty accessing my online classes:

A:       If you experience difficulties accessing your classes please contact