Christmas Revision Course
for 1st Year Students

Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Saturday 1st January 2022

This 5-day Intensive Revision course provides 1st Year students with expert tuition, high quality notes and key skills and techniques to enable them to achieve their academic potential as they start secondary school.

Students enrolling in this course will receive:

  • Daily live and interactive classes.
  • Recordings of classes to enable students to replay, rewind and re-watch all of their classes.
  • These recordings will be available to students until the end of the 2021/22 academic year.
  • The Institute’s legendary class notes.

The Christmas course this year is being taught onsite at our campus in Leeson Street and online. Students can choose to attend onsite or online classes or a combination of onsite and online classes, which ever suits their personal preferences. Our teachers have thousands of hours of experience in delivering highly effective exam focused tuition online and in the classroom. Both classes offer the student the ability to interact directly with the teacher. Every class is recorded, so student can review their classes right up to the end of the state exams.

**Limited Time Offer: Book before 30th November and avail of our Buy One Get One FREE 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.
  • The opportunity to interact with teachers and ask questions during all live classes.
  • Comprehensive course notes.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.

To learn more about what will be covered on this course, please select from the subject list below.



In this course students are encouraged to gain confidence in their problem solving and communication skills through a series of practical exercises and focused assignments.

Topics from:

  • Probability & Counting
  • Number Systems
  • Sets – Set Notation
  • Algebra – Expressions

Please bring a calculator



In this course students are introduced to key elements of the Junior Cycle Common Level Science syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Biology
    Living Things.
    The Microscope.
  • Chemistry
    States of Matter.
  • Physics
    Energy and Work.
  • Earth & Space
    Space and Celestial Objects.
    The Origin of the Universe.



In these classes students are introduced to the key skills they will need to succeed in Junior Cycle English.

Topics from:

  • Structure
    Sentence and paragraph building, with a focus on clear communication.
    How to overcome the ‘I know what I want to say, but don’t know how to say it’ problem.
  • The characteristics of good storytelling
    What makes good narrative writing?
    How to apply these elements to the analysis of a text and to creative writing.
  • Introduction to Poetry
    What to look for in a poem, in terms of style and theme?
    Vocabulary that allows you to express a view of a given poem.
  • Drama and Fiction
    All 2nd and 3rd Years will be required to read a novel and a play in preparation for their Junior Cert. This class shows students what to look for when reading their text, and also highlights the important aspects of a text that should be prepared.



This course will aim to give first year students the essential skills to develop their Irish language at the early stages of their Junior Cert cycle. The course will focus on the composition of the three primary tenses in order to allow students to confidently compose and structure their own sentences. Building on from this we will look at the composition of questions, negatives, the saorbhriathar, prepositional verbs, and the uses of the séimhiú and urú in Irish. To complement our class notes, students will also have access to videos to reinforce course material. By the end of our Christmas course, students will have a better understanding of the building blocks of the Irish language.

Topics from:

  • Scileanna Labhartha
    Phrases to improve spoken skills, boosting confidence ahead of the Classroom Based Assessments.
  • Léamhthuiscint
    Focus on the key question words and phrases, in addition to practising Junior Cycle comprehensions.
  • Gramadach
    Irish grammar forms an integral part of the course and there is particular emphasis put on verbs in all tenses.
  • Cluastuiscint
    The listening exam. Students practice the skill of answering the listening section of the Junior Cycle.

The timetables for each daily session time and the classes that will be run during those sessions can be found below. Each class will run at the same time each day for the 5 days of the course.

Leeson Street Timetable

10:15am - 11:15amScience (C)
11:30am - 12:30pmMaths (H)
1:15pm - 2:15pmIrish (H)
2:30pm - 3:30pmEnglish (H)


Online Timetable

10:15am - 11:15amScience (C)
11:30am - 12:30pmMaths (H)
1:15pm - 2:15pmIrish (H)
2:30pm - 3:30pmEnglish (H)

Please see below the fees for this course.

**Limited Time Offer: Book before 30th November and avail of our Buy One Get One FREE offer.**


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 5 days during the Christmas break. It will run from Tuesday 28th Dec – Saturday 1st Jan.


Q: How long is each class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.


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

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


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

A: Yes, you can enrol in classes both online and at our Leeson Street Campus.


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, either in the class or they will be delivered free of charge for those attending online.


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

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.


Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course. Can we buy the notes?

A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

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 our Helpdesk.