Easter Camp for 1st Year Students

**Early Booking Offer- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!**

 Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020

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 currently in 1st year of the Junior Cycle. Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, the camp is designed to strengthen the basics in these four core subjects and introduce students to the skills and techniques they need to succeed at Junior Cycle level.

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Students attending this course receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition from highly qualified and experienced educators.
  • Comprehensive, exam focused course notes, which support classroom tuition.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.

 

To learn more about what will be covered on this course, please select from the subject list below:

 

Maths

The Institute of Education Mathematics Easter Camp for 1st year students will 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.

Topics from:

  • Arithmetic
    Conversions: Percentages-Fractions
    Financial calculations
  • Algebra I
    Introduction to algebra
    operations
    simplifications
    brackets
  • Probability
    Concepts of probability
    sample spaces
    two-way tables
    word problems
  • Perimeter, Area & Volume
    The metric system
    calculations involving the various shapes on the course.
  • Scientific Calculations
    The use of the scientific calculator in various topics in the state examinations.
    Calculations performed with and without a calculator

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

 

Science

In this course students are introduced to key elements of the Junior Cycle Common Level Science syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Biology
    Cells.
    Transport in the Body.
    Food.
  • Chemistry
    Atoms.
    Elements.
    Compounds.
    Periodic Table.
  • Physics
    Measurement.
    Energy.
  • Earth & Space
    Earth.
    Moon.
    Sun.

 

English

During these classes students are introduced to the key skills they will need in Junior Cycle English.

Topics from:

  • Structure
    Sentence and paragraph building, with a focus on clear communication.
    How to overcome the ‘I know what I want to say, but don’t know how to say it’ problem.
  • Characteristics of good storytelling
    The elements that make good narrative writing.
    How to apply these elements to the analysis of a text and to your own creative writing.
  • Introduction to Poetry
    What to look for in a poem, both in terms of style and theme.
    Vocabulary to express your view of a given poem.
  • Drama and Fiction
    All 2nd and 3rd year students are required to read a novel and a play in preparation for their Junior Cycle. 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 course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Gaeilge course.

Topics from:

  • Scileanna Labhartha
    Useful phrases to improve spoken skills.
    Students will be encouraged to participate in the class as Gaeilge, boosting their confidence ahead of the Classroom Based Assessment.
  • Léamhthuiscint
    Focus on key question words and phrases.
    Practising Junior Cycle comprehensions.
  • Gramadach
    Focus on verbs in all tenses.
  • Cluastuiscint
    Practicing the skill of answering the listening section of the Junior Cycle exam.

Course Dates: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020

TimeSubject
10.15am- 11.15amScience
11.30am- 12.30pmMaths
1.15pm- 2.15pmIrish
2.30pm- 3.30pmEnglish

Please note:

  • Lunchroom facilities are available and students can bring a packed lunch.
  • All classes take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

**Early Booking Offer – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!**

Book by Friday 13 March 2020 and get two classes for the price of one

Subject*Special Offer*Normal PriceCost Per Additional Class
1 subject€195€195€195
2 subjects€195€315FREE
3 subjects€315€435€120
4 subjects€435€555€120
  • Credit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office at 01 661 3511 to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable
CLICK ON EACH QUESTION FOR ANSWER:

 

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: Are Supervised Study facilities available to students on the Easter Revision Course?

A: Yes, all students attending our Revision Courses can avail of Free Supervised Study.

 

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.