Easter Grinds for 3rd Year Students

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Week 1: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020

Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 2020

Make the most of your time this Easter by enrolling on an Intensive Revision Course at The Institute of Education. Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, these classes help 3rd year students improve their exam grades by increasing subject knowledge, addressing problem areas and boosting confidence in the lead up to the exams in June. Students can also avail of free supervised study during the week of their course, creating an ideal daily revision routine over the Easter break.

Please note, all Easter Revision classes take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

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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.
  • Access to free supervised study before and after classes, creating an ideal daily revision routine over the Easter break.

 

To learn more about what will be covered on this course, please select from the subject list below:

 

Business Studies (C)

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

Topics from:

  • Economic Awareness.
  • Household & Business Budgeting.
  • Final Accounts & Balance Sheets.
  • Marketing & Distribution/Consumer.
  • Double-Entry Accounting, Cash Books & Trial Balance.
  • People at Work/ Information Technology.
  • Banking & Financial Services/ Insurance.

 

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:

  • Biology
    Human Reproduction.
    Passing on Characteristics.
  • Chemistry
    Bonding.
    Rates of Reactions.
  • Physics
    Heat.
    Electronics.
  • Earth and Space
    Water and Carbon Cycles.
    Climate Change.

Section B – Topics from:

  • Biology
    The Breathing System.
    Ecology.
  • Chemistry
    Energy Transfer in Chemical Reactions.
    Environmental Impact of Materials.
  • Physics
    Electricity(Current Electricity).
    Issues that arise from generation and use of electricity.
  • Earth and Space
    Galaxies.
    Stars and the Solar System.
    Comets, Asteroids and Meteors.

 

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.

This Easter Revision Course is split into two weeks and students may enroll in one or both weeks of this course.

  • Week 1: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020
    One subject is covered over five days. Daily classes are 1 hour in duration.
  • Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 2020
    One subject is covered in one day. Classes are 4 hours in duration.

 

Week 1 – Course Dates: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020

TimeSubject
9am-10amBusiness Studies (C)
English (H)
French (H)
Irish (H)
Maths (H) P1
Science (C) A
10.15am-11.15amBusiness Studies (C)
English (H)
French (H)
Irish (H)
Maths (H) P2
Science (C) B
11.30am-12.30pmEnglish (H)
Irish (H)
Maths (H) P1
Science (C) A
1.15pm-2.15pmEnglish (H)
History (H)
Irish (H)
Maths (H) P2
Science (C) B
2.30pm-3.30pmGeography (H)
Maths (H) P1
Science (C) A
History (H)
3.45pm-4.45pmGeography (H)
Maths (H) P2
Science (C) A

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Please note:

  • All classes take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

This Easter Revision Course is split into two weeks and students may enroll in one or both weeks of this course.

  • Week 1: Monday 6 – Friday 10 April 2020
    One subject is covered over five days. Daily classes are 1 hour in duration.
  • Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 2020
    One subject is covered in one day. Classes are 4 hours in duration.

 

Week 2 – Course Dates: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 2020

DateTimeSubject
Tues 14 April 20209am-1pmMaths (H) P1
Wed 15 April 20209am-1pmMaths (H) P2
Thur 16 April 20209am-1pmIrish (H)
10.30am- 2.30pmScience (C) A
Fri 17 April 20209am-1pmEnglish (H)
10.30am- 2.30pmScience (C) B

Please note:

  • 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
5 subjects€515€635€80
6 subjects€595€715€80
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  • 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: 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: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

 

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.

 

Q: In the Easter Revision course will the classes in Course 1 & Course 2 cover the same material?

A: Yes, the same material will be covered on each course

 

Q: If I did the August course should I do the same subject/ subjects on the 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.