2nd Year Christmas Revision Course

Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 December 2022

*Special Offer* 2 classes for the price of 1!
Offer extended until Monday, 5th December.

This 4-day intensive course introduces 2nd year students to the academic skills and techniques they need to succeed at Junior Cycle level. Classes are available on-site at our Lesson Street campus and online.

Our Leeson Street classes are also streamed live, so you can attend in person or watch the livestream. We also provide dedicated online classes which allow students engage directly with the teachers.

All students attending this course will benefit from:

  • Exceptional tuition from the Institute’s leading teachers
  • Maximum timetable flexibility
  • FREE live recordings of all their classes (available to replay immediately after the class and right up to the end of the 2023 State Examinations)
  • Exam focused class notes
  • Examiner insights
  • Strategies to achieve academic success

Book the best Christmas Revision course today.

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

 

English

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

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Junior Cycle English.
  • Indicators of quality (what to include in your answers).
  • Structure and timing in tests.
  • Simple grammatical mistakes, common spelling errors and how to correct them.
  • Reading and responding to poetry.
  • Reading and responding to prose (comprehension).
  • Creative writing – How to write vividly, speech writing and short story tips.
  • CBA 1 – Oral Task.

 

Irish

This course will focus on areas of the two main tenses students need to tackle the Junior Cycle Irish curriculum. Students will also be introduced to composition in the form of letter writing (formal and informal) and the literature course in the form of the short story. Students will explore in detail a short story, learn how to tackle texts, and how they should prepare for and study all text types on the syllabus.

Topics include:

  • The past tense
  • The present tense
  • Introduction to literature and the short story
  • Composition: formal and informal letter writing

 

Maths

This course focuses on the Project Maths syllabus for Junior Cycle. Students are encouraged to gain confidence in their problem solving skills through a series of practical, interactive exercises.

Topics include:

  • Factorisation
  • Solving & sketching quadratic equations incl. Quadratic formula
  • Graphing functions
  • Simultaneous equations

Please bring a calculator

 

Science

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

Topics include:

Biological World

  • The Cell, Ecology, Energy Cycle

Chemical World

  • Atoms and Bonding (ionic and Covalent)

Physical World

  • Energy and Patterns

Earth and Space

  • Celestial Objects

Nature of Science

Students can choose to attend classes either live online or onsite at our Lesson Street campus in Dublin City Centre. Please see the timetable below for details.

 

Leeson Street Classes Timetable

TimeSubject
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (Common)
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (Higher)
2:30pm - 3:30pmIrish (Higher)

 

Online Classes Timetable

TimeSubject
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (Common)
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (Higher)
2:30pm - 3:30pmIrish (Higher)

*Special Offer*

2 classes for the price of 1!

SubjectFeeCost Per Additional Subject
1 Subject€225
2 Subjects€225FREE
3 Subjects€325€100
4 Subjects€425€100
5 Subjects€525€100

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.

On-Site Lesson Street Classes – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available in Leeson Street?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer at Leeson Street.

 

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

A: Yes, you can enrol in a combination of online and onsite classes.

 

Q: Are my onsite classes recorded?

A:  Yes, all classes, whether online or onsite, are recorded and available to students to watch back online for revision. All students will be sent login details for our student platform; Moodle, where they can watch back any of their classes.

 

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.

 

Q: How much is the fee per subject?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees tab to see a list of fees.

 

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

A: Our classes are run in more lecture style than most students might be used to in school. However, they are also interactive, and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.

 

Q: Is there a space to attend an dedicated online class, while in Leeson Street?

A: Yes, we will have a dedicated space where students can use their laptop / tablet to join an dedicated online class.  Remember to bring your headphones.

Online Christmas Revision Course – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please refer to the ‘timetable’ 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 after each live class is completed. 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.

 

Q: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?

A: Our classes run in a more lecture style than most students might be used to in school, but they are also interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions and contributing to the class.

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