FREE Sample Grinds Classes for 5th Year Students

We are giving you the opportunity to sample our online weekly grinds for FREE, before you book into one of our courses. You can book up to 3 subjects to sample

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Once you have booked your sample subject, the details required to access your classes will be emailed to you.

Our unique online grinds programme combine our exceptional teachers, live interactive online classroom, and legendary notes, to enable students to further their learning every week.

Taught by our exceptional teachers our online and onsite classes are fully interactive and our students will have the ability to ask questions and interact with their teacher during their classes.

This year we are excited to announce that all of our grinds classes will be recorded live. Our students will be able to re-watch, pause and rewind these class recordings making them an invaluable and essential revision aid. The live recordings will be available to our students until the end of the state exams in 2022. The school data policy is available here.

All of our weekly grinds classes will be supplemented by the Institute’s legendary class notes, which will be distributed to students in class and delivered to online students every month.

Over 4,000 students attended online classes with us in the last 12 months. 97% of students who did so said that they were very satisfied with the class delivery and format. 

Our commitment to you:

Whether you choose to attend our weekly grinds online or onsite the outcome will be exceptional.

*Classroom based classes will be delivered in accordance with prevailing public health guidelines.

5th Year students attending our weekly grinds either online or in Leeson Street will receive the following benefits:

  • Expert Leaving Certificate tuition from the Institute’s highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Access to live recordings of every class – meaning students will never miss a class
  • The Institute’s legendary class notes to support online and in-class tuition
  • A deeper understanding of their chosen subjects
  • Strategies for maximising academic performance and exam success

Subjects available for FREE Grinds Sample Classes:
*Students may do a maximum of 3 free grinds classes.

  • Maths (Higher)
  • Physics (Higher)
  • Biology (Higher)
  • Spanish (Higher)
  • English (Higher)

*Students may do a maximum of 3 free grinds classes.

Online Timetable

Monday17:30English (Higher)
17:30Maths (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Geography (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Chemistry (Higher)
19:00French (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Spanish (Higher)
17:30Irish (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Thursday17:30French (Higher)
17:30Classical Studies (Higher)
19:00German (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Friday19:00English (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Saturday9:00Geography (Higher)
10:30Biology (Higher)
12:00History (Higher)


Leeson Street Timetable

Saturday9:00Applied Maths (Higher)
9:00English (Higher)
9:00Maths (Higher)
Saturday10:30Accounting (Higher)
10:30English (Higher)
10:30French (Higher)
10:30German (Higher)
10:30Maths (Higher)
10:30Spanish (Higher)
Saturday12:00Irish (Higher)
12:00Chemistry (Higher)
12:00Physics (Higher)

This year we look forward to welcoming 5th year students from all over Ireland to our weekly online grinds classes.

Our online classes will be delivered as per the timetable. The class is taught live by the teacher using Microsoft Teams. This technology is reliable, intuitive and allows the teachers and students to concentrate on the teaching and learning.

This method of teaching and learning has many advantages for the student:

  • Communication: Students can interact with their teacher and, likewise, teachers can also interact with students individually or the entire class group before, during, or after class.
  • Progression: This two-way communication enables teachers to accurately gauge students’ progress.
  • Clarification: Students may also message the teachers directly, if they prefer to seek clarification on a point without interrupting the class.

In the thousands of hours of classes that we have already delivered online, we have found this solution to be exceptionally effective, for both students and teachers. Nothing beats the live one-to-one communication between a teacher and student.

We have provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions below, but if you have any other questions, please contact

Online Grinds FAQs

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Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer online.


Q: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum. Click here for details.


Q: How do I access my online grinds classes?

A: Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us containing their unique login details and links to access their chosen subjects.


Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will not be available.


Q: Are there any specific requirements to attending online grinds?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online grinds have the following:
• Access to a reliable wifi service.
• Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, or similar device.
• We would not recommend using a mobile phone.
• Headphones/earphones.


Q: If I'm attending the online grinds will I have access to the notes?

A: Yes, students enrolled in online grinds will receive a monthly delivery of notes for each chosen subject.


Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: You will receive notes from the time you join the classes.


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.


Q: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.


Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 75 minutes.


Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.


Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.


Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.


Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.


Q: Is attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, attendance is monitored for each class attended. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.


Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.


Q: Can a 5th Year part-time student join a 6th Year class if the subject is not available at 5th Year level?

A: Yes, if they join the 6th Year class at the start of the Academic Year. Consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum.


Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year and notify their teacher. Our 6th Year programme covers each subject in full.


Q: What subjects would you recommend to take on as an extra subject?

A: The most popular subjects would be: Applied Maths; Economics; Business; Accountancy; Classical Studies and Agricultural Science.


Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching.


Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.


Q: For weekly grinds, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?

A: No, in the weekly grinds each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter revision courses.


Q: If I want to join weekly grinds during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?

A: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.


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

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.


Q: My son/daughter cannot attend 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.