Online Easter Grinds for 3rd Year Students

Four Subjects For The Price Of One: €195
** Includes FREE nationwide delivery of The Institute of Education’s legendary class notes**

Enroll now on The Institute of Education’s Intensive Online Revision Course.  Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, these prerecorded classes will help 3rd year students keep up with their studies and exam preparation during this unprecedented time.

These pre-recorded online classes will be available to students to access until the final day of the 2020 Junior Certificate Exams.

Our pre-recorded online classes will be supported by the Institute’s legendary class notes.*

*PLEASE NOTE: Students who enrolled on our Online Easter Revision Courses before 9pm on Friday 27 March 2020 should receive delivery of their notes in the coming days. However due to the increased measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19 which came into effect on Saturday 28 March 2020 we are not currently in a position to print and deliver any additional notes from that date. When these restrictions are lifted, and it is possible for us to safely do so, we will fulfil any outstanding orders for students enrolled on this course.

 

Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us over the next few of days with their unique login details and links to access their chosen courses. We expect that the online classes will be available from next week.

 

This style of learning presents students with the opportunity to:

Access their course content at a time that suits them from the safety and comfort of their home.

Pause, rewind and replay classes multiple times.

Refer to our legendary exam focused course notes throughout the class and afterwards.

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Here’s a short video preview of what you can expect from our Online Geography Courses with James Campbell:

Each online subject consists of five individual recordings which will cover off the entire course content for each subject as outlined below:

Business Studies (C)

This course is designed to revise key elements of the Junior Certificate Business Studies syllabus.

Topics from the following:

  • Analysed Cash Book and Double Entry Bookkeeping, 
  • Income Statement & Statement of Financial Position
  • Marketing & The Marketing Mix.
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Household Budget
  • Key Economic Indicators & Statistics
  • Government Revenue & Expenditure
  • The Role of Taxation
  • Economic Systems & The Circular Flow Of Income
  • Enterprise:Financial,Social, Cultural.
  • The Role Of The European Union

 

English (H)

This course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle English exam. Emphasis will be placed on developing key skills as outlined in the curriculum.

Topics from:

  • How to plan and construct effective writing exercises.
  • Focus on exam technique.
  • Special focus on Reading, Comprehension, Creative Writing, Poetry, Drama and Fiction.
  • Key notes provided on a selection of the studied texts and film from the prescribed material for Drama and Fiction.

 

French (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle French exam.

Topics from:

  • Focus on all four competencies of language acquisition- reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Grammar.
  • Examination skills & technique.
  • Focus on the Note, the Postcard, the Informal Letter, Reading Comprehensions, Listening Comprehensions, Oral French.
  • Students attending this course also have access to comprehensive online study and revision packs to help further their progress in the language.

To obtain maximum benefit from this course, students are expected to spend 3 hours outside the classroom each day refining their knowledge of what was covered in class.

 

Geography (H)

This intensive course prepares students for exam success in Junior Certificate Geography.

Topics from:

  • Plate Tectonics
    Plate Boundaries, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Fold Mountains.
  • Rocks and Weathering
    The formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks/ Physical and Chemical Weathering/ the formation of Karst landforms.
  • River Processes and Landforms
    Erosion and deposition landforms.
  • Coastal/ Glacial Processes and Landforms
    Erosion and deposition landforms.
  • Oils
    Soil formation/ soil composition/ soil types/ soils and vegetation.
  • Weather and Climate
    Weather characteristics/ weather systems/ the water cycle/ types of rainfall/ recording weather data/ climate types/ influences on climate.
  • Population
    Population growth/ understanding population pyramids/ population distribution and density/ migration.
  • Settlement
    Settlement types/ influences on settlement/ functions of settlement/ case studies of settlement.
  • Urbanisation
    Urban functions/ land use/ problems of cities.
  • Primary Economic Activity
    Water as a resource/ irrigation/ oil exploration/ farming, fishing and Ireland’s peatlands.
  • Secondary Economic Activity
    Influences on industrial location/ changing location over time/ the role of women in industry/ the impact on the environment.
  • Tertiary Economic Activities
    Tourism.
  • Economic Inequality
    The problems of economic development and economic inequality within countries.
  • Map Work
    Sketch maps/ historical settlement/ settlement patterns/ the development of towns.
  • Aerial Photograph
    Sketch maps/ land use in towns/ transport.
  • Exam Skills
    Developing an exam technique.
    Exam format and past papers.
    How to improve exam answers and be aware of the timing of answers.

 

History (H)

In this course students cover key elements of the Junior Cycle History syllabus.

Topics from:

  • The Age of Discovery
    Causes.
    Main Explorers.
    The Conquistadores.
    Consequences.
  • The Reformation
    Causes.
    Martin Luther.
    Counter-Reformation.
  • The Plantations
    Causes.
    The Ulster Plantation.
    Consequences.
  • The Age of Revolution
    Causes.
    Overview of main events of American Revolution and French Revolution.
    Impact of Revolutions on Ireland.
  • The Agricultural & Industrial Revolutions
    Main developments in the Agricultural Revolution.
    Why the Industrial Revolution happened in Britain.
    Advances in textile, mining and railway.
    Impact on society.
  • The Irish Famine
    Causes.
    Government action.
    Consequences for Ireland.
  • Ireland in the Twentieth Century – Part 1:
    The Home Rule Crisis.
    The 1916 Rising.
    The War of Independence.
    The Treaty.
  • Ireland in the Twentieth Century – Part 2: 
    The Cumman na nGaedhael government.
    Fianna Fáil and the assertion of independence.
    Ireland during World War II.
    The first Inter-Party government.
    Séan Lemass and Modern Ireland.
  • International Relations in the Twentieth Century – Part 1: The Rise of Fascism:
    Mussolini’s Italy.
    Hitler’s Germany.
  • International Relations in the Twentieth Century – Part 2: The World at War:
    World War I: Phase 1 and the Battle of Britain.
    World War II: Phase 2 and the Battle of Stalingrad.
    World War II: Essential battles to know.
    The Final Solution and Holocaust.
  • International Relations in the Twentieth Century – Part 3: The Cold War
    Events that shaped US foreign policy after World War II.
    The Cold War and overview of two Cold War events.
    Mikhail Gorbachev and the end of the Cold War.
  • Exam skills
    Paper layout, marking scheme & timing.
  • Sample ‘People in History’ answers will be provided
  • Topics from First Year will be provided in note format only

 

Irish (H)

This intensive Irish course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Irish exam.

Topics from:

  • Developing key Irish skills.
  • Ceapadóireacht
    How to plan and construct effective writing exercises.
  • Speaking Irish is encouraged throughout the course and special focus is placed on Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Listening Skills and all areas of literature.
  • Poetry, Short Stories & Drama
    Notes provided on a selection of the texts from the prescribed material.
  • Exam Skills
    Exam technique.
    Review of exam style questions.

 

Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success in Junior Cycle Higher Level Maths.

Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Paper 1 & Paper 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Paper 1 – Topics from:

  • Algebra
    Factorising, solving quadratic equations, simultaneous equations, long division and related problems.
  • Functions
    Graphs of linear and quadratic functions, solving related problems.
  • Arithmetic
    Profit and loss, income tax, compound interest, currency exchange.
  • Sets
    Understanding set notation, working with Venn diagrams, solving related problems.
  • Pattern
    Identifying type of pattern, working with patterns.

Paper 2 – Topics from:

  • Area and volume
    Application of formulae, related problems.
  • Trigonometry
    Solving right-angled triangles, applying formulae to in-context problems.
  • Coordinate geometry of the line
    Application of formulae, drawing lines, related problems.
  • Probability
    Fundamental principle of counting, probability scale, tree diagrams.
  • Statistics
    Displaying data, mode, mean, median, range and inter-quartile range.

 

Science (C)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Science exam. Due to syllabus length, Science is divided into Section A & Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

  • Topics from all four sections of the syllabus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth & Space are covered in detail.
  • As the Common Level exam is worth 90% of the total grade, focus is on exam technique, with constant exam question practice an integral part of every class.
  • Students receive clear and concise notes and solutions are provided to exam questions.

Section A – Topics from:

  • Biological world
    Reproduction (Sexual and Asexual)
    Evolution
  • Chemical World
    Atom/Bonding (Ionic and Covalent)
    Acids and Bases
  • Physical World
    Energy and Energy Transfer
  • Earth and Space
    Carbon and Water cycle

Section B – Topics from:

  • Biological World
    Photosynthesis
    Ecology
  • Chemical World 
    Production of Gases
    Rates of Reaction
  • Physical
    Electricity
  • Earth and Space
    Astrology

 

The Assessment Task
As part of the Junior Cycle Science Exam, each student is required to undertake an Assessment Task (AT). The AT itself is based on the second Classroom Based Asessment (CBA) – the Science in Society Investigation (SSI) – and is worth 10% of the students’ final grade. The 2nd CBA is carried out in December of third year and the AT will be carried out in April of 3rd year.

**Four Subjects For The Price Of One**
Subjects*New FEE*Normal PriceYou SAVE
3 subjects€195€435€240
4 subjects€195€555€360
5 subjects€270€635€365
6 subjects€345€715€370
7 subjects€420€790€370
8 subjects€495€865€370
  • 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: Some class timetables refer to Sections A & B. What does this mean?

A: Due to syllabus length, some subjects are split into sections. This is to ensure that topics can be given sufficient time in class. Students can choose the section that best suits their needs.

 

Q: How long is each course?

A:       Each Online Course consists of five individual recordings of approximately one hour in duration each

 

Q:Is there a limit to the number of courses I will have access to?

A:       You can enrol for any number and any combination of courses you wish from our online Easter Revision Course Timetable. You will only have access to the courses and notes for the subjects for which you have enrolled.

 

Is it possible to receive copies of the Institute’s class notes?

A:       Yes. Our online classes will be fully supported by the Institute’s legendary exam-focused class notes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased measures to counteract the spread of COVID-19 which came into effect on Saturday 28 March 2020 we are not currently in a position to print and deliver these notes. When these restrictions are lifted, and it is possible for us to safely do so, we will fulfil any outstanding orders for students enrolled on this course

 

 

Q: How will I access my courses?

A:       We will email you a link to the pre-recorded classes, for which you are enrolled, along with a unique password

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have difficulty accessing my online classes:

A:       If you experience difficulties accessing your classes please email easter@instituteofeducation.ie

 

Q: If I did the August course should I do the same subject/ subjects on the Online Easter Course?

A: It depends, more of the syllabus will be covered during the Easter course.

 

Q: If I did the Christmas course should I do the same subject/ subjects on the Easter course?

A: Typically students will take different subjects at Easter than they did at Christmas.