4th Year Christmas Revision Course

Tuesday 2nd January – Saturday 6th January

Our 2023/24 Christmas Revision Courses are now concluded.

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This 5-day intensive exam-focused course prepares 4th year students for success in their Leaving Certificate exams. 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:

English (H)

The Christmas Course is based around advancing the knowledge and skills of the students in order to help bridge the gap between Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate. As the texts for Paper II are not released until 2024, the focus will on Paper I.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the marking scheme (PCLM)
  • Identifying and writing in different types of Language (Information, Argument, Persuasion, Narrative, and Aesthetic)
  • Tackling Reading Comprehensions using the CARPA method
  • Structuring answers to a Leaving Certificate standard
  • A look at different kinds of Functional Writing
  • How to plan answers successfully
  • Practicing writing for the Composition, both in the Personal Essay and Short Story style


Irish (H)

This course has been designed to help students develop their own autonomous writing skills in preparation of entering the Senior Cycle. In this course, we bring our students in a comfortable pace through the conjugation of the past, present and future tenses in Irish. These are the fundamental building blocks which every student will need at senior level in all aspects of their senior cycle. Building on this, we will show how sentences are connected in Irish in order to allow the student to compose their own sentences. We will then progress to the copula in Irish, while introducing prepositional verbs and the eclipsis in Irish. By the end of the course, the student will have a much stronger grasp on the important fundamentals of sentence structure in the Irish language just in time for senior cycle.


Maths (H)

This course provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning from the Junior Cycle and to obtain an introduction to Leaving Certificate Maths topics on papers 1 and 2.

Topics include:

  • AlgebraFactorising, Simplifying Expressions, Solving Equations including Surd Equations.
  • Co-ordinate Geometry of Line
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry

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

9:00am - 10:15amIrish (Higher)
10:30am - 11:45amEnglish (Higher)
12:00pm - 1:15pmMaths (Higher)



9:00am - 10:15amEnglish (Higher)
10:30am - 11:45amIrish (Higher)
12.00pm - 1.15pmMaths (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 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 and 15 minutes 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 the 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.