Leaving Certificate Christmas Revision for 6th Year Students

Monday 28th – Thursday 31st December 2020

This 4-day Leaving Certificate Christmas Revision course provides 6th year students with expert tuition, high quality notes and key techniques to enable them to achieve their maximum potential in their exams.

The course provides students with both live online classes, where they can interact and engage directly with the teacher, and pre-recorded tutorials, which will be made available to the students in advance and after the course is finished.  All classes will be supported by The Institute of Education’s legendary class notes, which support tuition. These will be provided free of charge and will be delivered in December, in advance of the course start.

**Book before 1st December to avail of our special 2 for 1 offer**

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  • Live interactive classes delivered by our expert teachers, during the course week.
  • Pre-recorded tutorials.
  • The opportunity to interact with teachers and ask questions during all online live classes.
  • Comprehensive course notes.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.

 

To learn more about what will be covered on the Leaving Certificate Christmas Revision course, please select from the subject list below:

 

6th Year Classes

Accounting (H)

This course covers the most important areas on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Accounting syllabus. It includes comprehensive notes with questions and detailed solutions, which will empower students to answer Leaving Certificate Higher Level questions to a H1 standard.

Topics from:

  • Final Accounts
    The main adjustments will be covered.
  • Ratio Analysis
    Students will be able to determine if a company is financially sound or not.
  • Costing/Budgeting
    Students will be able to calculate the prices of goods for tendering purposes.
  • Club/Service Accounts
    Students will have the ability to complete the accounts of non-trading organisations, doctors, fitness centres etc.
  • Cashflow Statements
    Students will be shown the main differences between cash and profit.
  • Correction of Errors/ Tabular Statements and Incomplete Records
  • Control/ Revaluation/ Depreciation and Farm Accounts

 

Agricultural Science (H)

This course covers key elements of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Covering Soil Science Principles
  • Genetics
    Practice of Genetic Crosses and definitions.
  • The three main Animal Enterprises
    Dairying, beef production and sheep production.
  • Grass
    Grassland management, silage and hay production.
  • Farm crops with emphasis on barley and potatoes

 

Biology (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Leaving Certificate Higher Level Biology exam.

Due to syllabus length, Biology is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Photosynthesis.
  • Respiration.
  • Blood/ Immunity.
  • Food/ Nutrition.
  • Plant material.
  • Cell division/ tissues.
  • Osmosis.
  • Cell organelles.

Section B – Topics from:

  • DNA/Protein synthesis.
  • Genetics.
  • Hormones/ reproduction.
  • Ecology.
  • Bacteria/ fungi/viruses.
  • Excretion
  • Nervous system.
  • Practicals.

 

Business (H)

This course prepares students for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Business exam.

Due to syllabus length, Business is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Preparation for A.B.Q.
  • Ratios and Cash Flow.
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Changing Role of Management.
  • People in Business.
  • Household and Business Finance/ Insurance Taxation.
  • Industrial Relations.
  • Management Skills and Activities.
  • Consumer Conflict.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Detailed Preparation for Short Questions.
  • Identifying Opportunities.
  • Marketing.
  • Getting Started.
  • Expansion.
  • Business Scene.
  • Business Structures.
  • Community Development.
  • Government and the Economy.
  • Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business.
  • European Union.

 

Chemistry (H)

This course covers key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Chemistry paper.

Due to syllabus length, Chemistry is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Topics from:

This section focuses on the stoichiometry skills based component of the Chemistry course. It provides the mathematical skills (moles etc.) needed to solve the stoichiometry questions that may appear on the exam paper.

  • Stoichiometry.
  • Heats of Reaction.
  • Equilibrium.
  • pH.
  • Acids/ Bases/ Salts.

Please bring periodic table and calculator

 

Section B – Topics from:

This section covers some of the main mandatory experiments examined in the compulsory Section A of the exam paper.

  • Volumetric Analysis.
  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Oxidation/ Reduction.
  • Water.

Please bring periodic table and calculator

 

Economics (H)

This course allows students to gain an in-depth knowledge of the important sections on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Economics syllabus and prepares them for answering questions to the highest standard.

Due to syllabus length, Economics is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A (Micro-Economics) – Topics from:

  • Demand and Supply
    Students will have a thorough understanding of the forces that determine market prices.
  • Elasticity
    Students will have full knowledge of how changes in price, income and the prices of other goods will impact on demand and supply.
  • Costs of production
    Students will have a thorough understanding of average costs and marginal costs, of long-run and short-run, of economies and diseconomies of scale and profit maximisation.
  • Competition
    All the forms of competition from perfect competition to monopoly and any form in between.
  • Factors of Production
    Land, Labour, Capital and Enterprise, with special emphasis on Labour.

Section B (Macro-Economics) – Topics from:

  • National Income
    The calculation of national income.
    The circular flow of income.
    The multiplier.
    The uses and weaknesses of national income statistics.
  • The Government
    The Budget.
    National debt.
    The taxation system.
    Privatisation versus nationalisation.
    Direct tax versus indirect tax.
  • International Trade
    The law of comparative advantage.
    Exchange rates.
    The balance of payments.
    The terms of trade and the importance of international trade to a small open economy.
  • Money and Banking
    Credit creation.
    Consumer price index.
    Banking regulation.
    The European central bank.
  • Miscellaneous Section
    Population and emigration.
    The history of economic thought.
    Economic systems.

 

English (H)

This intensive course prepares students for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level English exam.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • The Key elements of
    • The Language of Persuasion
    • The Language of Argument
  • An approach to Reading Comprehension Question A
  • Personal Essay Writing
  • The Key Characters in King Lear
  • The Poetry of Seamus Heaney
  • The General Vision and Viewpoint.

Notes will also be given out on:

  • How to write a Poetry essay
  • Eavan Boland’s Poetry
  • Paul Durcan’s Poetry
  • 24 Comparative Texts

Please Note

This is part one of a two part course. The second part will be delivered during our Easter Revision Course. The Easter Revision Course will cover different material.

Time management in the different sections of the examination papers will also be covered and students are free to discuss any difficulties or problems encountered in English with the teacher.

 

French (H)

This course will focus on preparing students for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level French paper in June.

Topics from:

  • The exam paper – technique and time management.
  • Key questions for the listening comprehension tests and how to answer them.
  • Opinion piece writing.
  • Diary writing.
  • E-mail writing.
  • Revision of key tenses, present of the indicative past tenses and future, conditional.
  • Notes for the ‘’ aural’’.

 

French Oral (H)

This course is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the Leaving Cert French oral examination.

Topics from:

  • Family, Area, School, Hobbies, Weekend, Holidays, and many more.
  • Vocabulary on current affairs topics.
  • The Document.
  • Grammar.

 

Geography (H)

This intensive course prepares students for exam success in Leaving Certificate Higher Level Geography.

Due to syllabus length, Geography is divided into Section A, Section B and Section C. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A (Patterns & Processes in the physical environment) – Topics from:

  • Plate Tectonics.
  • Volcanoes.
  • Earthquakes.
  • Rock types & Human interaction with the Rock Cycle.
  • Karst landscapes.
  • Formation of a landscape feature.
  • Human Interaction with physical processes.

Section B (Regional Geography) – Topics from:

  • Core Ireland.
  • Peripheral Ireland.
  • Core European Region.
  • Peripheral European Region.
  • Complexity of Regions.

Section C (Elective Unit: Patterns & Processes in the Human Environment) – Topics from:

  • Population change.
  • Demographic Transition Model.
  • Population Pyramids.
  • Overpopulation.
  • Maps & Aerial photographs.
  • Migration.
  • Racial, ethnic and religious issues.
  • Central Place Theory.
  • Changing functions and services overtime.
  • 3 Theories of Urban Land use.
  • Urbanisation.
  • Geoecology.

 

German (H)

Classes in this intensive course are exam-focused and students are encouraged to gain confidence in their language skills.

Topics from:

  • Reading comprehension
    Students are introduced to both journalistic/ literary styles of texts, with in-depth concentration on answering skills/techniques.
  • Aural comprehension
    Listening skills required for LC Aural.
  • Written
    How to structure German sentences, with special emphasis on written tasks for the exam.
  • Written themes/ in-depth written technique covered
  • How to get the H1 grade in the exam
  • Grammar
    Cases.
    Tenses.
    Word order.
    Relative pronouns.
    Passive.
    Subjunctive.

 

German Oral (H/O)

This course is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the Leaving Certificate German oral examination.

Topics from:

  • All general questions will be covered in detail.
  • Key grammatical elements.
  • All picture sequences.
  • All role-plays.
  • Option to discuss a German film or novel.
  • Project work with (individual attention) during and after course.

 

History (H)

This course is designed to help student prioritise work that needs to be done in preparation for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level History exam in June in an organised and structured way.

Due to syllabus length, History is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Irish History:

  • Module 1: Northern Ireland 1945-1993.
    • The Brookeborough Administration.
    • The O’Neill Years.
    • The Coleraine University Controversy.
    • The Apprentice Boys.
    • Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movements.
    • The Descent into the Troubles.
  • Module 2: Sovereignty and Partition 1912-1949.
    • Unionist Resistance to Home Rule.
    • 1916 Rising.
    • The Rise of new Sinn Féin.
    • The War of Independence.
    • The Treaty Negotiations.
    • Cumann na nGaedheal, 1923-1932.

 Section B – European & US History:

  • Module 1: Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945.
    • Mussolini’s Italy.
    • Weimar Germany.
    • The Rise of Hitler.
    • Hitler and Totalitarianism.
    • The Nuremberg Rallies.
    • Britain between the Wars.
  • Module 2: United States and the Wider World.
    • The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
    • US Involvement in the Vietnam War.
    • Escalation of US military action in Vietnam.
    • Tips to manage the Documents Section.

 

History of Art (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Art History syllabus.

Section I (Irish Art) – Topics from:

  • Pre Christian Ireland
    Neolithic.
    Bronze Age.
    Iron Age.
  • Christian Ireland
    Metalwork.
    Manuscripts.
    Stone carving.

Section II (European Art) – Topics from:

  • Pre Renaissance
    Cimabue.
    Giotto.
  • Early Renaissance
    Maraccio.
    Uccello.
    Donatello.
  • Renaissance post 1450
    Piero della Francesca.
    Botticelli.
  • High Renaissance
    Leonardo.
    Michelangelo.
    Raphael.

Section III (Appreciation of Art and Design) – Topics from:

  • Exhibition curation , display and interpretation.
  • Public sculpture.
  • Graphic Design.

 

Home Economics (H)

This course covers the theory section using very precise notes. Past exam questions linked to the area being studied are analysed, providing a valuable insight into how the marking scheme is applied.

Topics from:

  • Macro-nutrients
    Protein.
    Lipids.
    Carbohydrates.
  • Micro-nutrients
    Minerals.
    Vitamins.
    Water.
  • Diet and health
    Energy.
    Dietary guidelines.
    The Irish diet.
    Menu planning.
  • Food groups
    Protein foods and energy foods.
  • Microbiology
    Food preservation.

 

Irish (H)

This course aims to  maximise the student’s ability to achieve the highest possible grade in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish exam.

  • Comprehensive questions and answers are covered in all sections, with specific emphasis on how marks are allocated.
  • All grammatical areas required for a H1 grade will be covered, with full and comprehensive notes supplied.
  • In relation to the ’literature’ sections of the exam, in-depth notes are supplied and explained throughout the course.

Topics from:

  • Ceapadóireacht.
  • Léamhthuiscint.
  • Gramadach.
  • Filiocht.
  • Prós.
  • Cluastuiscint.
  • An Triail.
  • Filiocht: Ceist 4F.

 

Irish Oral (H/O)

This course is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the Leaving Certificate Irish oral examination.

Topics from:

  • Fáiltiu.
  • Aithris Filíochta.
  • Sraith Pictiúir.
  • Comhrá.

 

Applied Maths (H)

This course aims to build on students’ knowledge of each of the five topics covered. Each day will focus on the approaches used to solve each question in the marking schemes. Emphasis will also be put on exam strategies.

Topics from:

  • Accelerated Linear Motion.
  • Relative Velocity.
  • Projectiles.
  • Newton’s Laws and Connected Particles.
  • Collisions.

Please bring maths tables and calculator

 

Maths (H)

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Papers 1 & 2.  Comprehensive notes are presented and fully worked solutions, with a huge number of examples, are provided.

Due to syllabus length, the Maths course is divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Please Note

This is part one of a two part course. The second part will be delivered during our Easter Revision Course. The Easter Revision Course will cover different material.

Maths (H) Paper 1:

  • Day 1: Algebra
    • Equations
    • Inequalities
  • Day 2: Graphs
    • Constructing Graphs
    • Different Graphs
    • Solving Equations by Graphs
  • Day 3: Powers and Logs
    • Laws of Indices
    • Use of Logs
    • Exponential Growth and Decay
  • Day 4: Sequences and Series
    • Types of Sequences and Series
    • Questions Involving Patterns

Maths (H) Paper 2:

  • Day 1: Trigonometry
    • Trig Graphs
    • Trig Equations
    • Trig Identities
  • Day 2:  Practical Trigonometry
    • Rules of Trigonometry
    • 2D Problems
  • Day 3: Areas and Volumes
    • Trapezoidal Rule
    • Area Problems
    • Volume Problems
  • Day 4: Co-ordinate Geometry of The Line
    • Bisectors of Angles
    • Angles Between Two Lines
    • Perpendicular Distance

Bring maths tables and calculator

 

Maths (H) Fast Pace

This course is designed for students whose ambition is at least a H3 in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths exam. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the methods and on the application of these methods to practical problems. Also stressed is the ability to recognise appropriate methods when presented with new looking questions. Comprehensive notes are presented and fully worked solutions, with a huge number of examples, are provided.

Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Maths (H) Paper 1 – Topics from:

  • Algenra 1.
  • Algebra 2.
  • Complex Numbers.
  • Differentiation 1.
  • Differentiation 2.

Maths (H) Paper 2 – Topics from:

Topics from:

Day 1 – Linear Motion

Day 2 – Projectiles

Day 3 – Connected Particles

Day 4 – Impacts and Collisions

Please bring maths tables and calculator

 

Maths (O)

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths exam.

Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Maths (O) Paper 1 – Topics from:

  • Arithmetic and Money.
  • Algebra.
  • Sequences and Series.
  • Complex Numbers.
  • Calculus (differentiation).

Maths (O) Paper 2 – Topics from:

  • Coordinate geometry of the line.
  • Coordinate geometry of the circle.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Statistics.
  • Probability.

Please bring maths tables and calculator

 

Physics (H)

This course gives an intensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Physics exam.

Due to syllabus length, Physics is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Mechanics 1
    Linear Motion, Newton’s laws of Motion and conservation of momentum.
  • Mechanics 2
    Pressure, moments of forces, circular motion, planets and simple harmonic motion.
  • Sound and Waves
    Doppler Effect, stretched strings and sound intensity.
  • Light
    Reflection, refraction, diffraction and nature of light.
  • Heat and temperature
    Thermometers, specific heat capacity and specific latent heat.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Electricity 1
    Charge, Coulomb’s law and capacitance.
  • Electricity 2
    Current, resistance, conductivity and semiconductors.
  • Electromagnetism
    Force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field and electromagnetic induction.
  • Modern Physics
    Photoelectric effect, X-rays, radioactivity and nuclear energy.
  • Particle Physics
    Nuclear reactions, mass energy conversions and nuclear particles.

Bring maths tables, past papers and calculator

 

Religious Studies (H)

This course gives an intensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Religious Studies exam.

Due to syllabus length, Religious Studies is divided into Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A  (Written Paper) – Topics from:

  • Search for Meaning & Values.
  • Christianity.
  • World Religions.
  • Moral Decision Making.
  • Religion & Gender.
  • Issues of Justice & Peace.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Coursework.

 

Spanish (H)

This course is designed to prepare students for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Spanish exam.

Topics from:

  • Overview of the exam paper.
  • Key grammar points for each part of the exam
  • Reading Comprehension
    Strategies and key vocabulary.
  • Opinion piece
    Topics, mind maps, structure, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, common errors.
  • Writing techniques
    Dialogue construction.
    Formal letters.
    Diary entries.
    Notes.
  • Aural comprehension
    Strategies, vocabulary for the weather report and practice with past exam papers and mock exams.
    Work on common errors.
  • Advise for the exam
    Time management.
  • Handout given on Oral Examination

 

Spanish Oral (H/O)

This course is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the Leaving Cert Spanish oral examination.

Topics from:

  • Understanding the oral exam.
  • Expanding on common topics.
  • Sample answers.
  • Tips on how to best perform on the day.
  • The use of technology in preparation for the exam will also be discussed.

Below are the timetables for each daily session time and the classes that will be run during those sessions.

Please see below the fees for this course.
*NOTE: We have a special 2 for 1 offer that is available until Tuesday 1st December.

Special Offer Prices (Until 1st December)

No. of SubjectsPriceCost Per Additional Subject
1€275
2€275Free
3€395€120
4€495€100
5€595€100
6€695€100

Normal Offer Prices (From 1st December)

No. of SubjectsPriceCost Per Additional Subject
1€275
2€475€200
3€590€115
4€665€75
5€740€75
6€795€55

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

Please click on each question below for an answer: 

Q: How long is the course?

A:       This course will be run over 4 day during the Christmas break. It will run from Monday 28th – Thursday 31st Dec.

 

Q: Is it possible to receive copies of the Institute’s class notes?

A:       Yes. Our online classes are supported by the Institute’s exam-focused class notes which will be delivered to students homes FREE of charge. Please allow five working days for delivery.

 

Q: How will I access my online courses?

A:       We will email you a link to the live classes for which you are enrolled, along with a unique password. Please allow one working day from time of booking.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have difficulty accessing my online classes:

A:       If you experience difficulties accessing your classes please contact onlinecourses@instituteofeducation.ie

TimeSubject
12.30pm-1.45pmAccounting (Higher)
Biology (Higher) A
Business (Higher) A
Chemistry (Higher) A
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
German (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 1
Physics (Higher) B
Spanish (Higher)
TimeSubject
10.45am-12.00pmAg Science (Higher)
Applied Maths (Higher)
Biology (Higher) B
Business (Higher) B
Chemistry (Higher) B
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
Geography (Higher) C
History (Higher) B
Art History (H)
Home Economics (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Ordinary) Paper 2
Maths (Higher) Fast Pace Paper 2
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Physics (Higher) A
TimeSubject
12.30pm-1.45pmAccounting (Higher)
Biology (Higher) A
Business (Higher) A
Chemistry (Higher) A
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
German (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 1
Physics (Higher) B
Spanish (Higher)
TimeSubject
2.15pm-3.30pmAccounting (Higher)
Biology (Higher) B
Business (Higher) B
Chemistry (Higher) A
Economics (Higher) B
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
Geography (Higher) B
German (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Physics (Higher) A
Religious Studies (Higher) A - Written Paper
Spanish (Higher)
TimeSubject
4.00pm-5.15pmBiology (Higher) A
Chemistry (Higher) B
Economics (Higher) A
English (Higher)
Geography (Higher) B
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Physics (Higher) B
Religion (Higher) B - Coursework