FREE Leaving Cert Exam Masterclass Series

Want to learn what it takes to achieve a H1 in the Leaving Certificate?
Our FREE Leaving Cert Exam Masterclass Series will help 6th year students maximise their marks and achieve success in a number of subjects.

This FREE Online Masterclass Series will take place January 30th – March 6th and each class will be approximately 1-hour in length. Each Masterclass will be interactive and allow you to ask questions to the teachers.

You will receive a comprehensive step-by-step breakdown of what is required for success, with specific focus on the marking scheme and timing to help you maximise your potential grade in the Leaving Cert exam.

We have more information on the specific subjects and teachers that are part of this FREE Online Masterclass Series below.

To book your place for the masterclasses you would like to attend, please click on the relevant subject below and register for free.

Register for Upcoming Masterclasses

If you would like to register for any of our other Masterclasses in the series, please fill out the subject specific registration forms below.
You can register for more than one subject by completing the forms under each of your chosen subjects.

You will receive a unique access link for each of the classes they have registered to attend. This link will be sent to you shortly after registration. You will also receive reminders on the day that your chosen subject masterclasses are being held.

Please note: If your registration confirmation is not in your inbox, please check in your junk/spam folder.

Wednesday 8th February

Physics (H) Exam Masterclass with Pat Doyle @ 5:30pm

Biology (H) Exam Masterclass with Wesley Hammond @ 7:00pm

Thursday 9th February

Chemistry (H) Exam Masterclass with Tara Lyons @ 5:30pm

Monday 27th February

Irish (H) Oral Prep Masterclass with Dr. Michael Casey @ 5:30pm

Tuesday 28th February

Spanish (H) Oral Prep Masterclass with Begona de la Fuente @ 5:30pm

German (H) Oral Prep Masterclass with Orla Ni Shuilleabhain @ 7:00pm

Monday 6th March

French (H) Oral Prep Masterclass with Cian Hogan @ 5:30pm

As part of this FREE Online Masterclass Series, we offered full Masterclasses in the below subjects completely free of charge.

Each subject’s Masterclass has been specifically designed, by our excellent teachers, to give you a complete and comprehensive step-by-step breakdown of what is required for success, with specific focus on the marking scheme and the methodology to help maximise your potential grade in the Leaving Cert exam.

Masterclass Subjects

Maths (H) with Louise Boylan

Our Maths (H) Masterclass will be taught by Louise Boylan.

Louise has almost 20 years of experience teaching Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. As one of Ireland’s first female post-primary Maths authors, Louise has co-authored 15 books to date, including the “New Concise Project Maths” series of textbooks and “Destination Maths” for Post-Primary classrooms. She has also co-authored the best-selling “Less Stress More Success” series of revision books.

Louise has prepared and presented dozens of online videos for the Eir StudyHub, for students to use as a learning and revision tool. Louise has also taught revision seminars to examination candidates on the Trinity Access Programme.

Louise also consults on the content of Mock Examination papers for students at both Leaving and Junior Certificate Level.

Her experience in textbook writing has established Louise as one of the country’s leading experts on the Post-Primary Mathematics syllabuses and her experience of correcting with the State Examinations Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students to get the best results possible.

Louise’s style of teaching helps to instill confidence in students by giving them the skills required to understand and master the syllabus content. Louise is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association of Ireland.

 

French (H) with Cian Hogan

Our French Masterclass will be taught by Cian Hogan.

Cian has been teaching French at the Institute since 2001. He is the author of Rapid Revision French, Accent Français: A New Approach to the Leaving Cert Oral and Aural Exams. Cian is one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times supplement, published by the Irish Times.

 

English (H) with Paul McCormack

Our English Masterclass will be taught by Paul McCormack.

Paul has taught English and History for the past 18 years. He has been teaching both Leaving and Junior Cert at the Institute since 1999, and has designed and delivered accessible and structured exam preparation courses for the last 14 years. He is the co-author of Uncovering History, a successful Junior Cert History textbook, and has contributed the model answers to the Folens Leaving Cert Shakespeare series. He is also one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times supplement, published by the Irish Times.

 

Chemistry (H) with Tara Lyons

Our Chemistry Masterclass will be taught by Tara Lyons.

Tara has been teaching Higher Level Chemistry at The Institute of Education since 2001. During this time, many of her students have achieved excellent results with one of her students receiving the highest grade in Chemistry in Ireland. Her aim is to make her subject clear, accessible and interesting so that students will want to continue studying Chemistry. Tara is one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times supplement, published by the Irish Times.

 

Irish (H) with Dr. Michael Casey

Our Irish Masterclass will be taught by Dr. Michael Casey.

Dr. Michael Casey is a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded a PhD in 2020 from Ulster University, Derry. He has 15 years of teaching experience, having previously worked as an Irish tutor in both the US and Germany. He is an exam corrector with the State Examinations Commission.

 

Maths (O) with Jean Kelly

Our Maths (O) Masterclass will be taught by Jean Kelly.

Jean has a wide breadth of experience in teaching Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths to students of all abilities and has been teaching in The Institute of Education for over 10 years. Over that time, Jean has developed an unmatched track record in helping students through the Maths syllabus and brings a refreshing approach to the explanation, clarification and tuition of the Maths syllabus.

 

Biology (H) with Wesley Hammond

Our Biology Masterclass will be taught by Wesley Hammond.

Wesley has been teaching Biology for 11 years. He is an exam corrector with the State Examinations Commission and has created a website used by thousands of Biology students in preparation for the Leaving Certificate. In 2018, 35% of his students received a H1 in Higher Level Biology.

This FREE Online Masterclass Series will take place January 30th – March 6th and each class will be approximately 1-hour in length. Once registered for your subject, you will be sent an access link, where you can watch the live the Masterclasses you have chosen. You Will need to registered for each subject you want separately. The Masterclasses will also be recorded live and these recordings will be available to watch on demand until the end of the 2023 State exams.

Please see below the timetable of when each subject Masterclass is on.

DateTimeSubjectTeacher
30th January7:00pmEnglish (H) - MacbethCian Hogan
1st february7:00pmMaths (H)Louise Boylan
7th February5:30pmMaths (O)Jean Kelly
7th February7:00pmEnglish (H)Paul McCormack
8th February5:30pmPhysics (H)Pat Doyle
8th February7:00pmBiology (H)Wesley Hammond
9th February5:30pmChemistry (H)Tara Lyons
27th February5:30pmIrish (H) OralDr. Michael Casey
28th February5:30pmSpanish (H) OralBegona de la Fuente
28th February7:00pmGerman (H) OralOrla Ni Shuilleabhain
6th March5:30pmFrench (H) OralCian Hogan