1st Year Exam Revision Course

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This 4-day intensive exam-focused course prepares 1st year students for success in their Junior Cycle exams.

Classes are based online and all students enrolled on this course will benefit from:

  • Exceptional tuition from the Institute’s leading teachers
  • Exam focused class notes
  • Examiner insights
  • Recordings of all their classes (available to replay right up to the end of the 2023 State Examinations)
  • Strategies to achieve academic success.

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To learn more about what will be covered in these classes please select from the subject list below:



This course focuses on developing the skills required for the new Junior Cycle English course.

Topics include:

  • Analysing Poetry
  • Poetic Techniques
  • Annotating a Poem
  • Responding to Poetry
  • Writing a personal response
  • Simple grammatical mistakes and how to correct them
  • Vivid descriptive writing



What is a séimhiú or an urú? Why do some verbs not follow the regular rules? When do we put a t- before a vowel? This course will answer these questions and focus on the most important areas of Irish grammar that 1st-year students need to begin tackling all areas of the Irish Junior Cycle syllabus. Focus will be placed on areas of language that will serve students in all areas of the course including tenses, nouns, question phrases, and irregular verbs.

Topics include:

  • Sentence structure
  • The past tense
  • The present tense
  • Indirect speech
  • Irregular verbs
  • Rules for nouns
  • Question phrases



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 include:

  • Basic Linear Equations
  • Basic Algebra
  • Inequalities
  • Sets



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

Topics include:

Biological World

  • Cells and Systems (Human Digestive System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System)

Chemical World

  • Atoms and Bonding (ionic and Covalent)

Physical World

  • Energy and Patterns

Earth and Space

  • Celestial Objects
  • Nature of Science
  • Sample Questions

SubjectFeeCost Per Additional Subject
1 Subject€225
2 Subjects€345€120
3 Subjects€445€100
4 Subjects€545€100
5 Subjects€645€100
6 Subjects€725€80

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.

Online Exam Revision Course – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please refer to the ‘Subjects’ tab to view the schedule of subjects on offer online.


Q: How do I access my online grinds classes?

A: Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us containing their unique login details and links to access their chosen subjects. Login credentials will be sent in advance of course start date. Only those details sent to you will enable you to successfully access classes online.


Q: How are the online grinds hosted?

A: All online classes are hosted live on Microsoft Teams. The links to the classes are accessed via Moodle. Students must sign into both Moodle and MS Teams with the @instituteofeducation.ie login credentials sent to the student.


Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid.


Q: Will I have access to recordings of the classes?

A: Yes, recordings of classes will be available. These can then be replayed as a revision aid. These will be available up until the end of the 2023 academic year


Q: What equipment do I need to access online grinds?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online grinds have the following:

  • Access to a reliable wifi service.
  • Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, or similar device.
  • We would not recommend using a mobile phone.
  • Headphones/earphones.


Q: If I'm attending the online classes will I have access to the notes?

A: Yes, students enrolled in online classes will receive a delivery of notes for each chosen subject. Please allow five working days for delivery from the time of booking.


Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be posted out to each student for the subjects they enrol in.