Christmas Revision Course
for 3rd Year Students

Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Saturday 1st January 2022

This 5-day Intensive Revision course provides 3rd 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.


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. As part of the course you will:

Topics from:

  • Focus on how to present your answers and how marks are awarded; looking at key indicators of quality in answers.
  • Some key grammar lessons.
  • Focus on elements of story writing.
  • Exploring and analysis of pictures.
  • Language of poetry and how to approach a poem.
  • Exploring different types of writing and how to create written pieces.
  • What to prepare for studied questions.
  • Overall a focus on key areas to improve your comprehension skills and presentation of answers.


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 Strand 2 (Irish History)

  • The Plantation of Ireland
  • 1798 Ireland
  • Parliamentary Tradition
  • Main Events 1916 – 1923

Topics from Strand 3 (Europe and the Wider World)

  • The Reformation
  • American War of Independence
  • The Rise of Hitler
  • Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939.
  • 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:

  • Day 1: Algebra
    *Soving Linear Equations
    *Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations
    *Factorising Algebraic Expressions (HCF, Grouping, Difference of 2 Squares, Quadratic Trinomials)
  • Day 2: Algebra
    *Solving Quadratic Equations (using factors and -b formula)
    *Algebraic Fractions
  • Day 3: Functions (Unified with Algebra)
  • Day 4: Functions – Exam Question Practice

Section B – Topics from:

  • Day 1: Co-ordinate Geometry of The Line (Unified with Algebra)
    *Points in the Plane and on the axes
    *Distance formula and Midpoint formula
    *Slope of a Line (Multiple Methods)
  • Day 2: Co-ordinate Geometry of The Line (Unified with Algebra)
    *Graphing Lines and finding Point of Intersection)
    *Finding the Equation of a Line (Multiple methods)
  • Day 3: Trigonometry
  • Day 4: Trigonometry (Exam Question Practice)


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.

  • 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:

  • Acids and Bases
  • Atom and Bonding
  • Gas Production and Rates of Reactions
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Patterns, relationships and data plotting


Section B – Topics from:

  • Energy and energy conversion
  • Electrical energy, power and circuits
  • Density
  • Speed/velocity/acceleration
  • Ecology
  • Carbon and Water cycles

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.

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

9:00am - 10:00amBusiness Studies(H)
9:00am - 10:00amEnglish (H)
9:00am - 10:00amMaths (H) - Section A
9:00am - 10:00amScience (C) - Section A
10:15am - 11:15amEnglish (H)
10:15am - 11:15amIrish (H)
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (H) - Section B
10:15am - 11:15amScience - (C) - Section B
11:30am - 12:30pmMaths (H) - Section A


Online Timetable

9:00am - 10:00amMaths (H) - Section A
10:15am - 11:15amBusiness Studies (C)
10:15am - 11:15amGeography (H)
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (H) - Section B
11:30am - 12:30pmEnglish (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmFrench (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmHistory (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmIrish (H)
11:30am - 12:30pmMaths (H) - section A
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (C) -Section A
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (H)
1:15pm - 2:15pmFrench (H)
1:15pm - 2:15pmIrish (H)
1:15pm - 2:15pmMaths (H) -Section B
1:15pm - 2:15pmScience (C) - Section B
2:30pm - 3:30pmEnglish (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.