Christmas Revision Course
for 2nd Year Students

Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Saturday 1st January 2022

This 5-day Intensive Revision course provides 2nd year students with expert tuition, high quality notes and key techniques to enable them to achieve their maximum potential in the Junior Certificate exams.

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.



This course focuses on the new Project Maths syllabus for Junior Cycle. Students are encouraged to gain confidence in their problem solving skills through a series of practical, interactive exercises. This course will also include material following on from the Common Introductory Course.

Topics from:

  • Coordinate Geometry – The Line
  • Applied Measure – Volume
  • Algebra – Indices
  • Statistics – Measures of Spread

Please bring a calculator



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

Topics from:

  • Biology
    The Path of Food/ Digestion.
    Respiration and Photosynthesis.
  • Chemistry
    Acids and Bases.
    Metals and Non-Metals.
    Materials Science.
  • Physics
    Motion and force.
  • Earth & Space
    Big Bang Theory.



This course focuses on developing the skills required for the new Junior Cycle English course, in particular the three key strands of oral language, reading and writing:

Topics from:

  • Oral Language
    Active listening skills and tips on oral expression.
    Preparing and delivering oral presentations, a requirement of the new Junior Cycle English course.
  • Reading
    How to interpret the different types of texts in Junior Cycle English, including poetry, drama, fiction and non-literary texts.
    Focus on how to interpret Shakespearean texts, a compulsory requirement of the Higher Level course.
  • Writing
    How to respond to comprehension questions.
    How to expand points into developed paragraphs.
    How to plan, structure and compose short stories, personal essays and discursive pieces.



This course will aim to give second year students the essential skills to develop their Irish language just before they enter their Junior Cert cycle. The course is focused on ironing out any problematic areas of sentence composition therefore allowing the student to confidently compose and structure their own Irish sentences. We will cover the three primary tenses as well as irregular verbs, conjugation of questions and negatives, the saorbhriathar, numbers, the urú and the séimhiú. To complement our class notes, students will also have access to videos to reinforce course material. By the end of our first course, students will have a better understanding of the building blocks of the Irish language.

Topics from:

  • Cluastuiscint
    Skill for answering the listening section of the Junior Cycle.
  • Ceapadóireacht
    Useful phrases for essay and story writing.
  • Scileanna Labhartha
    Phrases to improve students spoken skills, boosting confidence ahead of the CBA.
  • 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.
  • Litríocht
    Notes are provided on a selection of the texts regarding poetry, short stories and drama from the list of recommended texts.

Upon completion of this course it is envisaged that students will have an excellent knowledge of both the layout and the topics for the Junior Cycle Higher Level Irish exam.

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 - 11:15amMaths (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (C)
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (H)
2:30pm - 3:30pmIrish (H)


Online Timetable

10:15am - 11:15amMaths (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (C)
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (H)
2:30pm - 3:30pmIrish (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.