Christmas Revision Course
for 3rd Year Students

Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Saturday 1st January 2022 inclusive

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

Students enrolling in this course will receive:

  • Daily live and interactive classes delivered by the Institute expert teachers both online and at our Leeson Street Campus*.
  • Recordings of classes to pause, rewind and review as often as they wish up to the end of the 2022 Junior Cycle Exams.
  • The Institute’s legendary class notes which will be delivered to students free of charge in advance of the course.

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Our Intensive Christmas Revision courses for 3rd year will be delivered both online and onsite at our campus in Leeson Street, Dublin*. Students can choose to attend their classes (i) online (ii) onsite or (iii) a combination of both online and onsite depending on their personal preference.

Students enrolling in both our online and onsite classes will have the ability to interact directly with their teacher during class.

*Please Note: Onsite classes will be conducted in line with prevailing public health guidelines. In the event that government guidelines state that schools should close, classes will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams.


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 include:
    • Listening and Reading Comprehensions techniques, and vocabulary
    • Written production: Questions 16, 17 & 18 with sample answers
    • Grammar: 3 core tenses (present, future and past), questions, negative forms



Strand 1 – Exploring the Physical World

  • The Structure of the Earth
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Fold Mountains
  • The Formation of Rocks
  • River Processes and Landforms
  • Coastal Processes and Landforms

Strand 2 – Exploring How We Interact with the Physical World

  • Positive and Negative Impacts of Volcanoes
  • The Impact of Earthquakes on Humans
  • The Consequences of the Exploitation of Rocks
  • Causes and Implications of Climate Change
  • Human Response to a Natural Disaster


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 will revise key parts of Strand Two and Strand Three of the Junior Certificate History Syllabus.


Topics from Strand Two (The Development of Irish History)

  • The Plantations
  • The 1798 Rebellion
  • The Parliamentary Tradition in Irish Politics
  • Main Events from 1911-1923


Topics from Strand Three (The History of Europe and the Wider World)

    • The Reformation
    • The American War of Independence
    • Life in Nazi Germany
    • The Causes of World War Two
    • The Course of World Two
    • The Cold War


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
    • Solving Linear Equations.
    • Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations.
    • Factorising: HCF, Grouping, Difference of 2 Squares and Quadratic Trinomials.
    • Solving Quadratic Equations (using factors and using -b formula).
  • Functions
    • Defining and identifying a function.
    • Functions unified with algebra.
    • Graphing functions and using graphs.
  • Exam Question Practice

Section B – Topics from:

  • Coordinate Geometry of The Line
    • Points and the Cartesian plane.
    • Distance formula.
    • Midpoint formula.
    • Slopes of lines – multiple methods.
    • Equation of a line – multiple methods.
    • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines.
    • Area of a triangle.
  • Trigonometry
    • Labelling a right-angled triangle.
    • Finding values for trig ratios SinA, CosA and TanA.
    • Using our ratios to find sides and angles in a right triangle.
    • Pythagoras Theorem.
  • 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 (C)
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 - 12:30pmScience (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.