Easter Camp for 2nd 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 2nd 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 2nd year students, will focus on topics from 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:

  • Algebra
    Factorisation: Linear & quadratic
    Grouping
    Roots
    Graphical representation
  • Geometry II
    Angles in: Triangles, Polygons
    Constructions
  • Arithmetic II
    Conversion
    Currency
    Ratio
    Speed
    Time
    Word problems
  • Patterns
    Number and geometric patterns: linear, quadratic and exponential patterns
  • Measurements in Geometry
    Perimeter, Area, Volume
    Problems in 2D, 3D and real-life settings

As constructions and calculations will be performed, students are required to have a mathematical set and a suitable calculator for use during the course

 

Science

This course focuses on the key skills required for success in Junior Cycle 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 course focuses on developing the skills required for the new Junior Cycle English course, in particular the three key strands of oral language, reading and writing:

Topics from:

  • Oral language
    Active listening skills and on how to express yourself orally.
    How to prepare and deliver oral presentations, a requirement of the new Junior Cycle English course.
  • Reading
    How to interpret the different types of texts in Junior Cycle English, including poetry, drama, fiction and non-literary texts.
    How to interpret Shakespearean texts, a compulsory requirement of the Higher Level Junior Cycle English course.
    CBA2 (collection of texts) advice will also be provided.
  • Writing
    How to respond to comprehension questions using a clear structure.
    How to expand your points into developed paragraphs.
    How to plan, structure and compose short stories, personal essays and discursive pieces.

 

Irish

This intensive 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.

Topics from:

  • Cluastuiscint
    Students will practice the skill of answering the listening section of the Junior Cycle.
  • Ceapadóireacht
    Phrases for essay and story writing.
  • Scileanna Labhartha
    Phrases to improve students spoken skills, boosting their confidence ahead of the Classroom Based Assessment.
  • Léamhthuiscint
    Focus on the key question words and phrases, in addition to practising  Junior Cycle comprehensions.
  • Gramadach
    Irish grammar forms an integral part of the course.
  • Litríocht
    Key notes are provided on a selection of the texts regarding poetry, short stories and drama from the list of recommended texts.

Upon completion of this course students will have an excellent knowledge of both the layout and the topics for the Junior Cycle Higher Level Irish exam.

Course Dates: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020

TimeSubjects
10.15am- 11.15amMaths
11.30am- 12.30pmScience
1.15pm- 2.15pmEnglish
2.30pm- 3.30pmIrish

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.