Easter Intensive Revision Course – Junior Cycle & Junior Cert 2020

Course Dates

Week 1: Monday 6 to Friday 10 April

Week 2: Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April

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

For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.

 

EARLY BOOKING OFFER: 2 FOR 1 

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Easter is just around the corner and it is time to start planning!

Make the most of your Easter break by enrolling in one of our renowned Easter Revision Courses for 3rd Year students. The Institute Easter Revision Courses have been preparing students and helping them to improve their exam grades for over 50 years. This course is designed for students sitting the Junior Cycle exams in June 2020. Get expert tuition, exceptional notes and avail of tips and tricks about how to approach your exams and coursework. Students can also avail of free supervised study before and after their classes, creating an ideal daily revision routine over the Easter break. Be sure to use your time wisely this Easter by booking your place today!

Our 3rd Year Easter Revision Course is split into two weeks and students may enrol in one or both weeks of this course.

Week 1: Monday – Friday
Classes are 1 hour in duration and students attend classes for 5 days. Students can take up to 6 classes per day. These intensive classes improve exam technique, increases subject knowledge, address problem areas and boost confidence.

Week 2: Tuesday – Friday
These intensive block classes are 4 hours in duration and one subject is covered in one day. Students receive a concentrated overview of the subject syllabus, with specific attention paid to likely topics and exam skills and technique.

Please Note: We offer a 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.

JUNIOR CERT/JUNIOR CYCLE 2020 – 3RD YEAR STUDENTS

 

PLEASE CLICK ON SUBJECTS FOR COURSE DETAILS

 

Business Studies (Common Level)

Topics from:
1. Economic Awareness
2. Household and Business Budgeting
3. Final Accounts and Balance Sheets
4. Marketing and Distribution/Consumer
5. Double-Entry Accounting, Cash Books and Trial Balance.
6. People at Work/ Information Technology
7. Banking and Financial Services/Insurance


English (H)

In line with the programme of reform at Junior Cycle a new subject specification has been introduced in Junior Cycle English. The new specification was examined for the first time in 2017.

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.

Students will be given guidelines on how to plan and construct effective writing exercises. Special focus will be on Reading Comprehension, Creative Writing, Poetry, Drama and Fiction. Key notes will be provided on a selection of the studied texts from the prescribed material for Drama and Fiction.

 

French (H)

This revision course offers students a very condensed, but intensive, revision of all elements of the French language.

While all four competencies of language acquisition (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are targeted during the week of the course, the emphasis is mostly on improving the grammatical knowledge of the cohort and using the knowledge gained to hone examination technique. I believe a solid knowledge of grammar forms is essential to success in all areas of language acquisition and, in the light of this belief, I aim to build my students’ confidence in mastering both basic and difficult grammatical concepts during the week of the course.

Each day is designed with the expectation that students will spend roughly 3 hours outside the classroom refining their knowledge of what is covered during the 1hr1/4 spent with me. During the course, I offer students detailed resources to help with mastering:

The Note
The Postcard
The Informal Letter
Reading Comprehensions
Listening Comprehensions
Oral French

In addition to these resources given during the Revision Course, I also offer students attending the course access to my website. On the website, students will find comprehensive study and revision packs to help further their progress in the language.

 

Geography (H)

Topics from:
1. Plate Tectonics – this includes Plate Boundaries, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Fold Mountains
2. Rocks and Weathering – this topic will revise the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; Physical and Chemical Weathering; the formation of Karst landforms.
3. River Processes and Landforms – focusing on erosion and deposition landforms
4. Coastal/Glacial Processes and Landforms – focusing on erosion and deposition landforms
5. oils – focusing on soil formation; soil composition; soil types; soils and vegetation.
6. Weather and Climate – this topic will revise weather characteristics; weather systems; the water cycle; types of rainfall; recording weather data; climate types; influences on climate.
7. Population – the focus of revision will be on population growth; understanding population pyramids; population distribution and density; migration
8. Settlement – this topic will include revision of settlement types; influences on settlement; functions of settlement; case studies of settlement
9. Urbanisation – revision will include urban functions; land use; problems of cities
10. Primary Economic Activity – This will revise water as a resource; irrigation; oil exploration; farming, fishing and Ireland’s peatlands.
11. Secondary Economic Activity – revision will focus on influences on industrial location; changing location over time; the role of women in industry; the impact on the environment.
12. Tertiary Economic Activities – the focus of revision will be on tourism.
13. Economic Inequality – this will include problems of economic development and economic inequality within countries.
14. Map Work – revision will include sketch maps, historical settlement; settlement patterns, the development of towns
15. Aerial Photograph – revision will include sketch maps, land use in towns, transport

Each class will include a revision of Map Work and Aerial Photograph. Emphasis will be given to developing an exam technique. Previous exam questions will be referred to in order that students are familiar with the exam format. Students will learn how to improve exam answers and be aware of the timing of answers.

 

History (H)

1. The Age of Discovery – Causes; Main Explorers; Consequences
2. The Reformation – Causes; Martin Luther; Counter-Reformation
3. The Plantations – Causes; The Ulster Plantation; Consequences
4. The Age of Revolution – Causes; Main developments; Impact of Revolution
5. The Industrial Revolution – Agricultural Revolution; Why Britain? Social and
6. Economic Changes; Ireland in the 1840’s – The Great Famine?
7. Ireland in the 20th Century – Main Political Developments, e.g. Easter Rising; Independent Ireland; Northern Ireland.
8. International Relations in the 20TH Century – The dictatorships of Mussolini and Hitler; World War 2; The main developments in the Cold War.
9. Ireland – Social Change in the 20TH Century.
Additional Comments: Topics from First Year will be provided for by notes to allow more attention in class to be devoted to Second and Third Year Topics. There will be a particular focus on People in History when topics are covered. Emphasis will be given to developing exam technique for students, i.e., timing of answers, structure of answers, examining previous exam questions, etc.

 

Irish (H)

This intensive Irish course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle Gaeilge exam. Emphasis will be placed on developing key skills as outlined in the curriculum.  Students will be given guidelines on how to plan and construct effective writing exercises in relation to the ‘ceapadóireacht’ section of the exam paper.

Speaking Irish will be encouraged throughout the course and special focus will be placed on Reading, Comprehension, Grammar, Listening Skills and all areas of literature. Key notes will be provided on a selection of the texts regarding poetry, short stories and drama from the prescribed material.

The higher level exam is worth 90% of the overall grade, close attention will be paid to exam technique and exam style questions will be answered in class.

 

Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success.

Paper 1 – Topics from
– Algebra – to include 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 (Common Level)
This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Science exam. 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, the focus is on exam technique, with constant exam question practice an integral part of every class. This ensures the students gain experience and confidence to tackle the problem solving type questions in the new Junior Cycle Examination

Students will receive clear and concise notes and solutions will be provided to examination questions.

Section A:
– 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:
– 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.

WEEK 1: DAILY TIMETABLE

CLICK ON EACH TIME TO SEE COURSES AVAILABLE

 

09:00 – 10:00

  • Business Studies (Common)
  • English (Higher)
  • French (Higher)
  • Irish (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 1
  • Science (Common) Section A

 

10:15 – 11:15

  • Business Studies (Common)
  • English (Higher)
  • French (Higher)
  • Irish (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 2
  • Science (Common) Section B

 

11:30 – 12:30

  • English (Higher)
  • History (Higher)
  • Irish (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 1
  • Science (Common) Section A

 

13:15 – 14:15

  • English (Higher)
  • History (Higher)
  • Irish (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 2
  • Science (Common) Section B

 

14:30 – 15:30

  • Geography (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 1
  • Science (Common) Section A

 

15:45 – 16:45

  • Geography (Higher)
  • Maths (Higher) Paper 2
  • Science (Common) Section A

 

Please note:

  • Due to syllabus length, some subjects are divided into separate sections (Section A /  Section B / Section C). Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.
  • Students may enrol in both weeks of this course.

WEEK 2: 4 HOUR BLOCK CLASSES

Day9:00-13:00
TuesdayMaths (Higher) Paper 1
WednesdayMaths (Higher) Paper 2
ThursdayIrish (Higher)
Science (Common) Section A
FridayEnglish (Higher)
Science (Common) Section B

Please note:

  • All Easter revision classes will take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
  • Due to syllabus length, some subjects are divided into separate sections (Section A /  Section B / Section C). Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.
  • Students may enroll in both weeks of this course.

EARLY BOOKING OFFER: 2 FOR 1

when you book before Friday the 3rd of April

SubjectsOFFER: Cost Per ClassOFFER: Course Price POST OFFER: Course Price
1 Subject€195 €195 €195€195
2 Subjects FREE€195€120€315
3 Subjects €120 €315€120€435
4 Subjects€120€435 €120€555
5 Subjects €80€515€80€635
6 Subjects€80€595€80€715
OFFER – Cash Saving: €120

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • NO REFUND OF FEES
  • Fees are non-transferable
  • Due to syllabus length, some subjects are divided into separate sections (Section A /  Section B / Section C). Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.
  • Students may enroll in both weeks of this course.

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 Intensive 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: 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: 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.