Easter Camp – 2ND 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 2nd 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 2nd Year students?

The Institute Easter Camp caters for those sitting the Junior Cycle exams in 2021. 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 2021 – 2ND YEAR STUDENTS

 

PLEASE CLICK ON SUBJECTS FOR COURSE DETAILS

 

MATHS

The Institute of Education Mathematics Camps for 2nd year students focus on the new
Junior Cycle. 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 also include material following on from the Common Introductory Course.

The 2nd year camp will feature topics from:
– Algebra – Further operations in algebra, simplifications, brackets, powers, long division.
– Factors – Primes, Grouping, Difference of two squares, quadratics.
– Sets – Venn diagrams with 2 and 3 sets, all set operations- intersection; union, Venn
diagrams, set difference, complement and universal set. Word problems
– Arithmetic – Percentages, Fractions, Financial calculations, Calculations performed
with and without a calculator.
– 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 – Sample spaces, Probability scale, Tree diagrams, two-way tables, word
problems.

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

 

SCIENCE

Biology:
The Path of Food/ Digestion
Respiration and Photosynthesis

Chemistry:
Acids and Bases
Metals and Non-Metals
Materials Science

Physics:
Motion and force
Pressure

Earth & Space:
Big Bang Theory

 

ENGLISH

The 2nd year course will focus on developing the skills required for the new Junior Cycle English course, in particular the three key strands of oral language, reading and writing:

– Oral language: students will be taught active listening skills and given tips on how to express themselves orally. In particular, students will receive guidance on how to prepare and deliver oral presentations, a requirement of the new Junior Cycle English course.

– Reading: Students will be shown key skills to help them to interpret the different types of texts they will encounter in Junior Cycle English, including poetry, drama, fiction and non-literary texts. Guidance will also be given on how to interpret Shakespearean texts, a compulsory requirement of the higher level Junior Cycle English course.

– Writing: Students will be provided with a clear structure for responding to comprehension questions. There will be a focus on showing students how to expand their points into developed paragraphs. Students will also be shown how to plan, structure and compose short stories, personal essays and discursive pieces.

 

IRISH

This intensive Irish course is aimed at students who wish to improve their level of Irish and who aim to do Higher Level in the Junior Cycle. Students will be provided with high quality notes and excellent revision handouts.

Speaking Irish will be encouraged throughout the course and focus will be placed on the following aspects of the Higher Level Irish Course:

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

– Ceapadóireacht: – excellent phrases for essay and story writing.

– Scileanna Labhartha – phrases to improve students spoken skills, boosting their confidence ahead of the Classroom Based Assessment.

– Léamhthuiscint – focusing 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.

Litríocht – Key notes will be provided on a selection of the texts regarding poetry,short stories and drama from the list of recommended texts.

Upon completion of this course it is envisaged that students will have an excellent knowledge of both the layout and the topics for the Junior Cycle higher level Irish exam.

MONDAY 6TH – FRIDAY 10TH APRIL: DAILY TIMETABLE

CLICK ON EACH TIME TO SEE COURSES AVAILABLE

 

10:15 – 11:15

Maths

 

11:30 – 12:30

Science

 

13:15 – 14:15

English

 

14:30 – 15:30

Irish

 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.