2nd Year Christmas Revision Course

Tuesday 2nd January – Saturday 6th January

Our 2023/24 Christmas Revision Courses are now concluded.

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Make the most of your Christmas break with our 5 day exam-focused Christmas Revision Course. These online and classroom based grinds give students the skills they need to succeed, with particular attention given to the most important topics, as well as exam skills and techniques.
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To learn more about what will be covered on this course please select from the subject list below:



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).
  • Reading and responding to drama.
  • Creative writing – How to write vividly, speech writing and short story tips.
  • CBA 1 – Oral Task.



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



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:

  • Basic Algebra and Equations
  • Factorisation
  • Solving & sketching quadratic equations incl. Quadratic formula
  • Graphing functions
  • Simultaneous equations

Please bring a calculator



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 onsite at our Lesson Street campus in Dublin City Centre or live online. Please see the timetable below for details.

Leeson Street

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



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

SubjectFeeCost Per Additional Subject
1 Subject€235
2 Subjects€365€130
3 Subjects€475€110
4 Subjects€585€110
5 Subjects€695€110

Please note:

  • 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 refer to the ‘Timetable’ tab to view the list 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. Class recordings are available until the end of the State Exams 2024.


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 long is each class?

A: Each class lasts 1 hour each day.


Q: How much is the fee per subject?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table 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.

Online Christmas Revision Course – FAQ

Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please refer to the ‘Timetable’ tab to view the list 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 classes pre-recorded?

A: No, each online class is taught 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 State Exams 2024.


Q: What do I need access the classes?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online classes 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 on-line classes are interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions verbally and using chat function and contributing to the class.