5th Year Christmas Revision Course

Tuesday 2nd January – Saturday 6th January

Our 2023/24 Christmas Revision Courses are now concluded.

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Prepare with confidence for Leaving Certificate 2025 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:


Biology (H)

This course is designed for 5th year students studying Higher Level Biology. Classes are exam-centered and particular attention is paid to past papers.

Topics include:

  • Scientific Method
  • Food
  • Ecology
  • Cell Structure
  • Cell Division
  • Osmosis and Diffusion
  • The Breathing System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Excretory System
  • Monera
  • Fungi
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis


Chemistry (H)

This course is designed for 5th year students studying Higher Level Chemistry.

Topics include:

History of the atom and periodic table
Stoichiometry -the mole
Acids and bases
Gas laws


English (H)

The 5th Year course will focus on a mixture of both Paper I and Paper II. For Paper I, the focus will be on building the skills necessary to tackle the exam successfully. Whereas with Paper II, there will be an emphasis on both revision of texts that the students have done already and an analysis of poets they will encounter on the course.

Topics include:

Day 1: How to tackle Paper I with a focus on PCLM, Reading Comprehensions, and Functional Writing
Day 2: A revision of King Lear with a focus on key quotes and key scenes in the play
Day 3: The poetry of Sylvia Plath with a heavy focus on a selection of her work and a look at a sample answer
Day 4: The Composition section (Personal Essay and Short Story) will be covered
Day 5: The poetry of Derek Mahon with an in-depth look at some of his poetry and an analysis of a sample answer


French (H)

This comprehensive revision course is designed to help you focus on what you need to succeed in Leaving Cert French exam. The course offers a comprehension treatment of core grammar areas including: The Past Present and Future tenses.

This course will also provide you with everything you need to succeed in the written and listening comprehension exams.

Topics include:

Reading Comprehensions

  • Answering technique and key pitfalls to be avoided on the day of the examination.

Listening Comprehensions

  • Examination Technique and answering strategies.

Written Production

  • Here the focus will be on core vocabulary, answering strategies and sample answers for Diary Entries and Reaction Pieces.

This course is designed to link with the Easter Revision Course in order to provide you with the most comprehensive route to success.


Irish (H)

This course has been designed to comfortably introduce students into the literary and oral aspect of the senior cycle. In this course, our students are provided with excellent material for three poems and prose pieces while also providing an introduction to marking schemes and what these mean for students of higher level Irish. Following on from this, we will provide essay material on the student’s immediate environment (sport and problems in a young people’s lives) and demonstrate how to structure an essay. We will then start the oral topics by again focusing in on the immediate environment of young people (family, area, and school). Finishing off our week, we will demonstrate how best to tackle the aural comprehension and provide some revision on the sentence structure of Irish. By the end of our course, our students will feel comfortable entering the senior cycle.


Maths (H)

In this course students cover key elements of the Senior Cycle Higher Level Maths syllabus.

Paper 1- Topics include:

  • Quadratics
  • Polynomials, Division
  • Simultaneous Equations, Inequalities
  • Powers and Logs
  • Surds and Irrational Equations

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 - 10:15amEnglish (Higher)
9:00am - 10:15amMaths (Higher)
10:30am - 11:45amMaths (Higher)
12:00pm - 1:15pmBiology (Higher)
12:00pm - 1:15pmFrench (Higher)
2:00pm - 3:15pmIrish (Higher)



10.30am - 11.45amEnglish (Higher)
12:00pm - 1:15pmChemistry (Higher)
12:00pm -1:15pmIrish (Higher)
2:00pm - 3:15pmFrench (Higher)
2:00pm - 3:15pmMaths (Higher)
3:30pm - 4:45pmBiology (Higher)

SubjectFeeCost Per Additional Subject
1 Subject€335
2 Subjects€525€190
3 Subjects€665€140
4 Subjects€805€140
5 Subjects€945€140
6 Subjects€1,085€140

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 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. 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 click here to view the timetable 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.