3rd 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 exam-focused course prepares 3rd year students for success in their Junior Cycle exams. 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:

 

Business Studies (Common)

This course is designed to revise key elements of the Junior Certificate Business Studies syllabus.

Topics include:

  • Economic Growth and Sustainability
  • Government Revenue and Expenditure
  • International Trade
  • The Role of Taxation
  • Income Statements & Statement of Financial Position
  • Past Exam Papers Overview – Key aspects of the 2019 and the 2022 Exam Papers

 

English (Higher)

This course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the Junior Cycle English exam, focussing on key areas to improve comprehension skills and the presentation of answers. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, inputs and extra work.

Topics include:

  • Why am I here?
  • What is Junior Cycle English?
  • Material to cover
  • Junior Cycle grades
  • How to present your answer
  • Assessments
  • General indicators of quality
  • Level of answering
  • Main areas of concern
  • Grammar: Capital letters and full stops, prepositions, interjections.
  • Christmas short story and thoughts
  • Exploring pictures and title
  • Key elements of a good story
  • Bert and Ernie exchange gifts short
  • How to approach a poem
  • Literary devices
  • First Fight poem
  • Creative piece
  • My sister is not a statistic poem
  • Visual representation of a poem
  • Back in the Playground Blues poem
  • Grammar: The apostrophe
  • Types of writing CBA2
  • Assessment task
  • Studied questions
  • Reflection

 

French (Common)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle French exam. It is designed to link with the Easter Revision Course in order to provide students with the most comprehensive route to success.

Topics include:

Listening and Reading Comprehensions

  • Techniques and strategies, including the core vocabulary necessary for success.

Written Production

  • Vocabulary and sample answers designed to help you come to terms with the demands of this section of the examination.

Grammar

  • Three core tenses (present, future and past), questions and negative forms.

 

Geography (Common)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Geography exam.

Topics include:

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

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 (Higher)

When do I add a séimhiú to a verb? When do I use ní instead of níor? What are the most important literature topics at Junior Cycle level? This course will answer these questions and cover core areas of Irish grammar, composition, and the literature course. The past and present tenses will be covered, and students will gain the skills needed for article and presentation writing. Students will also be introduced to poetry and gain skills that will aid them in all areas of the literature course.

Topics include:

  • Course structure and exam layout
  • The past tense
  • The present tense
  • Indirect speech
  • Article and presentation writing
  • Poetry

 

History (Common)

This course focuses on key aspects of Junior Cycle History, preparing students for success in the exam in June.

Topics include:

Exam Skills / Strand One: The Nature of History

  • Working with documents and sources in exam and dealing with evidence-based questions.
  • Writing accounts and short essays: using relevant points, sticking to the question, and focusing on key parts of Learning Outcomes in preparing for exam.
  • Sources and where to find them.

Strand Two: The History of Ireland

  • Plantation.
  • The Parliamentary Tradition and the Home Rule Crisis.
  • 1916 + War of Independence.

Strand Three: The History of Europe and the Wider World

  • Ancient Civilisation (Rome).
  • The Middle Ages.
  • The Reformation.
  • Pattern of Change: Changes in Medicine.

 

Maths (Higher)

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 1 – Topics include:

  • 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 graph
  • Exam Question Practice

Section 2 – Topics include:

  • Co-ordinate 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
    • Labeling 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 (Common)

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.

Section A – Topics include:

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

Section B – Topics include:

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

 

Spanish (Common)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Spanish exam. It is designed to link with the Easter Revision Course in order to provide students with the most comprehensive route to success.

Topics include:

Grammar

  • Present tense, Future tenses and Simple past tense, along with a list of common verbs

Writing:

  • Holidays, Free time and my area. Section C Q16 – Grammar in writing.

Vocab:

  • Numbers and food

Reading and listening:

  • A combination of the writing/vocabulary above

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
9:00am - 10:00amBusiness Studies (Common)
9:00am - 10:00amEnglish (Higher)
9:00am - 10:00amGeography (Common)
9:00am - 10:00amMaths (Higher) Section A
9:00am - 10:00amScience (Common) Section A
10:15am - 11:15amEnglish (Higher)
10:15am - 11:15amIrish (Higher)
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (Higher) Section B
10:15am - 11:15amScience (Common) Section B
11:30am - 12:30pmEnglish (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmFrench (Common)
11:30am - 12:30pmHistory (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmIrish (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmMaths (Higher) Section A
1:15pm - 2:15pmFrench (Common)
1:15pm - 2:15pmScience (Common) Section B
1:15pm - 2:15pmMaths (Higher) Section B
1:15pm - 2:15pmSpanish (Common)

 

Online Classes Timetable

TimeSubject
9:00am - 10:00amMaths (Higher) Section A
10:15am - 11:15amBusiness Studies (Common)
10:15am - 11:15amFrench (Common)
10:15am - 11:15amGeography (Common)
10:15am - 11:15amMaths (Higher) Section B
11:30am - 12:30pmHistory (Higher)
11:30am - 12:30pmScience (Common) Section A
11:30am - 12:30pmSpanish (Common)
1:15pm - 2:15pmEnglish (Higher)
1:15pm - 2:15pmIrish (Higher)
2:30pm - 3:30pmEnglish (Higher)
2:30pm - 3:30pmIrish (Higher)
2:30pm - 3:30pmScience (Common) Section B
2:30pm - 3:30pmMaths (Higher) Section B

*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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