FREE Sample Grinds Classes for 5th Year Students

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

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

5th Year students attending our Weekly Grinds receive:

  • Access to expert teachers
  • Answers to their questions
  • Exam focused notes
  • Exam strategies & examiner insights
  • Recordings of all live classes to rewatch right up to the end of the 2024 Leaving Certificate exams

The school data policy is available here.

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 formula for success:

Expert Teachers + Exam Focused Notes + Live Class Recordings = Better Leaving Cert Results

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

  • Accounting (H)
  • Applied Maths (H)
  • Biology (H)
  • Chemistry (H)
  • Classical Studies (H)
  • English (H)
  • French (H)
  • Geography(H)
  • German (H)
  • History (H)
  • Irish (H)
  • Maths (H)
  • Maths Through Irish
  • Physics (H)
  • Spanish (H)

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

Online Timetable

Monday17:30Applied Maths (Higher)
17:30Classical Studies (Higher)
17:30English (Higher)
17:30Maths (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00German (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Biology (Higher)
17:30Geography (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Chemistry (Higher)
19:00French (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Spanish (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Irish (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
Thursday17:30English (Higher)
17:30French (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
Friday19:00English (Higher)
Saturday10:30Biology (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)
Saturday12:00Biology (Higher)
12:00Chemistry (Higher)
12:00History (Higher)
12:00Irish (Higher)
12:00Physics (Higher)


Killester Timetable

Tuesday17:30Irish (Higher)
Tuesday19:00Maths (Higher)


Westmanstown Timetable

Thursday19:00Maths (Higher)

Leeson Street Grinds FAQs

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Q: What subjects are available in Leeson Street?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer at Leeson Street.


Q: Are my onsite classes recorded?

A: Yes, All classes, whether online or onsite, are recorded and available to students to watch back online for revision. All students will be sent login details for our student platform; Moodle, where they can watch back any of their classes.


Q: If I enrol in a class in Leeson Street, can I also avail of classes online?

A: Yes, you can enrol in a mixture of classes online and at Leeson Street.


Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be provided to each student from the teacher for the subjects they enrol in, on a monthly basis..


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

A: Yes, we will allow class changes up to Easter, subject to available places.  Please contact our office to arrange any changes on 01-661 3511


Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 75 minutes.


Q: How much is the fee per subject?

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


Q: Can I cancel my classes and get a refund?

A: Yes. Note: Classes are taught for 29 weeks. A refund (or partial refund) can be given for requests made on or before Week 17, 28th January 2023. A request for a refund can be made by contacting our office on 01 6613511 or


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

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition (29 classes) between September and May. Students will have 1 class per subject booked per week.


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

A: Yes, the classes schedule generally follows the normal school calendar with breaks at mid-terms, Christmas & Easter.  Please refer to the timetable for more details


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

A: Yes, fees are reduced 3 times throughout the year. The website will always show the current and most up-to-date pricing.


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

A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class they attend. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.


Q: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?

A: Our classes run in a more lecture style than most students might be used to in school, but they are also interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions and contributing 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 watching the class recordings in their own time and 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 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: 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 the curriculum from year to year.


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

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that a student only takes on a new subject at the start of the academic year and notify their teacher. Our 6th year program covers each subject in full. Please note that our classes cover the theory of the curriculum and do not carry out any practicals.


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

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