Easter Camp – 1ST YEAR

Course Dates

 Monday 6th to Friday 10th April

The Institute Easter Camp is a 5-day academic course designed to increase knowledge, understanding and confidence in Maths, Science, English and Irish for students entering 1ST year of the Junior Cycle.

 

  EARLY BOOKING OFFER: 2 FOR 1 

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Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to make a plan

It’s important to relax during your two weeks off. However, if you want to make the most of your Easter break, why not enrol in one our renowned Easter Camps for 1st Year students?

The Institute Easter Camp caters for those sitting the Junior Cycle exams in 2022. This 5-day academic course will increase knowledge, understanding and confidence in Maths, Science, English and Irish. Designed to strengthen the basics in these four core subjects, our exceptional teachers will introduce students to the skills and techniques they need to succeed at Junior Cycle level. Students can also avail of free supervised study before and after their classes, creating an ideal daily revision routine over the Easter break.

Lunchroom facilities are available and students can bring a packed lunch.

Please Note: We offer a 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.

JUNIOR CERT/JUNIOR CYCLE 2022 – 1ST YEAR STUDENTS

PLEASE CLICK ON SUBJECTS FOR COURSE DETAILS

 

MATHS

The Institute of Education Mathematics Camps for 1st year students focus on the Junior Cycle Common Introductory Course (CIC).

Students are encouraged to gain confidence in their problem solving and interactive skills through a series of practical exercises. Class participation by the students is also encouraged throughout the course.

This course will comprise of topics from the first section of the Common Introductory Course, in particular:

  • Number I  – Properties and Characteristics of numbers, the Number Line, Natural numbers, Integers, Factors, Squares, Prime Numbers.
  • Number II – Fractions & Decimals: Operations, Rounding, Order of operations (BEMDAS).
  • Probability –  Concepts of probability, sample spaces, two-way tables, word problems.
  • Sets – Elements in a set, set relationships, set operations, intersection & union, Venn diagrams, complement and universal set.
  • Arithmetic – Percentages, Fractions, Financial calculations, Calculations performed with and without a calculator.
  • Algebra I – Introduction to algebra, operations, simplifications, brackets, powers.

Students are required to have a suitable calculator for use during the course.

 

SCIENCE

Biology:
Cells
Transport in the Body
Food

Chemistry:
Atoms
Elements
Compounds
Periodic Table

Physics:
Measurement
Energy

Earth & Space:
Earth
Moon
Sun

 

ENGLISH

During these 1st year grinds students will be introduced to the key skills they will need in Junior Cycle English.

The course will comprise topics from:

– Structure: Sentence and paragraph building, with a focus on clear communication. Students are taught how to overcome the ‘I know what I want to say, but don’t know how to say it’ problem.

– The characteristics of good storytelling: A brief introduction to the elements that make good narrative writing. Students are shown how to apply these elements to the analysis of a text and to their own creative writing.

– Introduction to Poetry: Students are taught what to look for in a poem, both in terms of style and theme. They are also introduced to the vocabulary that will allow them to express their view of a given poem.

– Drama and Fiction: All 2nd and 3rd Years will be required to read a novel and a play in preparation for their Junior Cert. This class shows students what to look for when reading their text, and also highlights the important aspects of a text that should be prepared.

 

IRISH

This Irish camp is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Gaeilge course.

Special emphasis will be placed on the following topics;

– Scileanna Labhartha – students will be encouraged to participate in the class as Gaeilge. They will be provided with phrases to improve their spoken skills, boosting their confidence ahead of the Classroom Based Assessments.

– Léamhthuiscint – students will focus on the key question words and phrases, in addition to practising Junior Cycle comprehensions.

– Gramadach – Irish grammar will form an integral part of the course, there will be a particular emphasis put on verbs in all tenses.

– Cluastuiscint – the listening exam. Students will practice the skill of answering the listening section of the Junior Cycle.

MONDAY 6TH – FRIDAY 10TH APRIL: DAILY TIMETABLE

CLICK ON EACH TIME TO SEE COURSES AVAILABLE

 

10:15 – 11:15

Science

 

11:30 – 12:30

Maths

 

13:15 – 14:15

Irish

 

14:30 – 15:30

English

  EARLY BOOKING OFFER: 2 FOR 1

when you book before Friday the 3rd of April

SubjectsOFFER: Cost Per ClassOFFER: Course Price POST OFFER: Course Price
1 Subject€195 €195 €195€195
2 Subjects FREE€195€120€315
3 Subjects €120 €315€120€435
4 Subjects€120€435 €120€555
5 Subjects €80€515€80€635
6 Subjects€80€595€80€715

OFFER – Cash Saving: € 120

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.
  • NO REFUND OF FEES
  • Fees are non-transferable

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?

A:It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. If you have misplaced or have not received your card please come into our reception and we will issue you with a replacement or temporary card.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?

A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend. Can I have a refund?

A: No, there are no refunds. However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course. Can we buy the notes?

A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.