Online Christmas Revision
For 6th Year Students

Monday 28th – Thursday 31st December 2020

**Book by 1st December to avail of our special Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer**

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

Students enrolling in this course will receive:

  • Daily live and interactive online classes.
  • Pre-recorded topic tutorials.
  • Recordings of classes to enable students to replay, rewind and re-watch all of their classes.
  • These recordings will be available to students until the end of the 2021 State Exams.
  • The Institute’s legendary class notes delivered to their home.

This course has been specifically designed with the student and their academic progression in mind. The topics that will be covered have been exclusively chosen by our expert teachers , in order to cover essential elements of the subject syllabus up to this point. All classes will be supported by The Institute of Education’s legendary class notes. These will be provided free of charge and will be delivered in December, in advance of the course start date. The course will also be available to access up until the end of the 2021 State examinations.

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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:

 

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 including all the main adjustments as follows
    • Purchase and sale of fixed assets
    • Suspense
    • Bank reconciliation statements
    • VAT
    • Bad debts provision
    • Sale or return
    • Goods in transit
    • Investment income
    • Debenture interest
    • Patents
    • Revaluation
  • Accounts of non-trading organisations which will include
    • The accumulated fund
    • The bar trading account
    • The income and expenditure account
    • The balance sheet
    • Theory
  • Marginal costing which includes the following
    • Breakeven point
    • Margin of safety
    • Breakeven diagram
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • Theory

 

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:

  • Scientific Method
  • Food
  • Ecology
  • Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Enzymes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Section B – Topics from:

  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Lymphatic System
  • Human Breathing
  • Human Digestion
  • Excretion
  • Nervous System
  • Human Reproduction
  • Endocrine System
  • The Senses

 

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 (moles, concentrations, limiting reactants, % yields)
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Chemical equilibrium

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.

  • Periodic Table.
  • Radioactivity.
  • Bohr.
  • Organic Chemistry (Theory).

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:

  • The Market Economy
    • Economic goods.
    • Consumer behaviour assumptions.
    • The Law of diminishing marginal utility.
    • The Equi-Marginal Principle.
    • Consumer surplus.
    • Movements along and shifts in demand and supply curves.
    • Exceptions to the Law of demand and the law of supply.
    • Equilibrium in the Market place.
    • Technology and the consumer.
  • Elasticity:
    • Price elasticity of demand.
    • Income elasticity of demand.
    • Factors affecting elasticity.
    • Uses of elasticity.
  • Cost of Production:
    • Short-run and long-run.
    • The law of diminishing marginal returns.
    • Diagrams of short-run and long-run cost curves.
    • Economies and diseconomies of scale.
    • Profit maximisation.

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.

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.

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

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’’.

 

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.

 

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 Two (European Art)

  • Introduction to The Italian Renaissance and Raphael
  • Michelangelo: Sculpture

Section One (Art in Ireland)

  • The Bronze Age and The Iron Age

Section Three (Appreciation of Art)

  • 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:

Day 1 – NUTRIENTS (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Minerals, Fat Soluble Vitamins, Water Soluble Vitamins, Water, Protein)

Day 2 – FOOD GROUPS (Meat, Milk, Yoghurt, Cereals, Fruit/Vegetables)

Day 3 – FOOD PRESERVATION (Domestic Preservation, Commercial Preservation, HACCP, Food Laws/Food Safety Agencies)

Day 4 – Special Diets (Coeliac Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, Fibre Deficiency, Vegetarianism), The Irish Food Industry, Sensory Analysis, Food Additives

 

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.

 

Applied Maths (H)

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

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 (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:

  • 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

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:

  • Algebra
    • Equations
      • Quadratic
      • Simultaneous
  • Complex Numbers
    • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
    • Plotting on an Argand Diagram
    • Modulus
    • Solving quadratics and Verify roots
  • Calculus
    • Rules (How to Differentiate)
    • Applications
      • Max and Min turning points of curves
    • Applications
      • Equations of tangents to curves
      • Rates of change

Maths (O) Paper 2 – Topics from:

  • Coordinate geometry
    • The Line
  • Coordinate geometry
    • The Circle
  • Trigonometry
    • Arc Length and Area of a Sector
    • Right Angled Triangle Rules
  • Trigonometry
    • Non-Right Angled Triangle Rules
      • Area
      • Sine Rule
      • Cosine Rule

Please bring maths tables and calculator

 

Music (H)

The Topics that will be covered during this Music Revision Course are:

  • Major melody
  • Major harmony
  • Mozart (This will be covered across 2 days of the course.)

 

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:

  • Vectors, linear motion horizontal and vertical.
  • Pressure, Boyle’s law and equilibrium.
  • Doppler Effect and the Physics of stretched strings.
  • Reflection and refraction of light.

Section B:

  • Electric charge, electric fields and Coulomb’s law.
  • Resistivity, resistance and conduction.
  • Photoelectric effect and x-rays.
  • Nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and mass energy conversion.

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:

  • Marking Scheme.
  • Suggested Order of Questions.
  • Exam Technique.
  • Time Management.
  • Reading Comprehensions.
  • Dialogue Construction.
  • Notes.
  • Opinion Piece Writing.

Grammar:

  • All Tenses.
  • Subjunctive.
  • Key Grammar Points.
  • Common Errors.

Vocabulary:

  • Related to Aural And Reading Comprehensions.

Oral Exam:

  • Handout including Roleplays.

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
9am-10.15amApplied Maths (Higher)
Biology (Higher) Section A
Business (Higher) Section A
English (Higher)
Geography (Higher) Section A
German (Higher)
History (Higher) Section A
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Fast Pace Paper 1
Maths (Higher) Paper 1
Maths (Ordinary) Paper 1
TimeSubject
10.45am-12.00pmAgricultural Science (Higher)
Applied Maths (Higher)
Art History (Higher)
Biology (Higher) Section B
Business (Higher) Section B
Chemistry (Higher) Section B
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
Geography (Higher) Section B
German (Higher)
History (Higher) Section B
Home Economics (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Ordinary) Paper 2
Maths (Higher) Fast Pace Paper 2
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Music (Higher)
Physics (Higher) A
TimeSubject
12.30pm-1.45pmAccounting (Higher)
Biology (Higher) Section A
Business (Higher) Section A
Chemistry (Higher) Section A
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 1
Physics (Higher) Section B
Spanish (Higher)
TimeSubject
2.15pm-3.30pmAccounting (Higher)
Biology (Higher) Section B
Business (Higher) Section B
Chemistry (Higher) Section A
Economics (Higher) Section B
English (Higher)
French (Higher)
Geography (Higher) Course C
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Physics (Higher) Section A
Religious Studies (Higher) Section A - Written Paper
Spanish (Higher)
TimeSubject
4.00pm-5.15pmBiology (Higher) Section A
Chemistry (Higher) Section B
Economics (Higher) Section A
English (Higher)
Irish (Higher)
Maths (Higher) Paper 2
Physics (Higher) Section B