May Grinds for 6th Year Students

Designed for 6th year students, these intensive, exam focused classes focus and refresh students’ minds prior to the Leaving Certificate exams, reviewing likely topics and perfecting exam skills, techniques and timing. Students are provided with high quality notes and key techniques to enable them to achieve their maximum potential in the exams.

Booking will be available shortly for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.

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.


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


Biology (H)

This course will focus on preparing students for the Higher Level Biology paper in June. Students work with past papers, and supplementary notes are provided. Sample answers are also provided for some of the more challenging questions associated with Section C of the written examination.

Topics from:

  • Exam Paper format.
  • Respiration.
  • Photosynthesis.
  • Ecology.
  • Excretion (kidney, skin, lungs).
  • Heart and blood.
  • Genetics.
  • Nervous and Endocrine system.
  • Experiments.


Business (H)

This course is designed to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Leaving Certificate Business exam.

Topics from:

  • Applied Business Question.
  • Consumer Law.
  • Industrial Relations.
  • Management Skills and Activities.
  • Ratio’s.
  • Changement and Cash Flows.
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Marketing.
  • Break Even Analysis.
  • Expansion.
  • Business Plans.
  • Business Organisation.
  • Community Development.
  • Global Business.
  • European Union.


Chemistry (H)

This course will cover key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher level Chemistry syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Electronegativity and bonding
    Using electro-negativity values to predict intra and intermolecular bonding.
  • Volumetric analysis
    Procedures and calculations.
  • Organic experiments
    Procedures and calculations.
  • Organic reactions
    Reactions for the different homologous series.


English (H)

This course is designed to prepare students for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level English exam.

Topics from:

  • Essay Writing guidelines across the different essay genres with samples of each.
  • The A and B questions – skills needed for different question formats.
  • Macbeth as the Single Text. Themes, character questions, sample answers.
  • Notes on a selection of poems from all 8 poets handed out. Themes and poetic styles.
  • A wide selection of comparative texts and how to structure the effective answer in each of the modes of comparison.


French (H)

This intensive course prepares students for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level French exam.

Topics from:

  • Time management.
  • Terminology of reading comprehension questions.
  • Writing the opinion piece.
  • Writing the diary.
  • Revision of the tenses.
  • How to approach the listening section.


Geography (H)

This course covers key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Geography exam.

Topics from:

  • Plate Tectonics.
  • Earthquakes.
  • Volcanoes.
  • Rocks and human interaction with rocks.
  • Feature formed by erosional processes.
  • Feature formed by depositional process.
  • Human interaction with physical processes.
  • Core Regions.
  • Peripheral Regions.


Maths (H) Paper 1

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in Paper 1 of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths exam.

Topics from:

  • Algebra.
  • Financial Maths.
  • Differentiation.


Maths (H) Paper 2

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in Paper 2 of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths exam.

Topics from:

  • Trigonometry.
  • Probability.
  • Statistics.


Maths (O)

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths exam.

Topics from:

  • Sequences and Series Paper I.
  • Complex numbers Paper I.
  • Algebra Paper I.
  • Calculus (differentiation) Paper I.
  • Coordinate geometry of the line Paper II.
  • Coordinate geometry of the circle Paper II.
  • Statistics Paper II.
  • Probability Paper II.


Physics (H)

This course gives an intensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Physics exam.

Topics from:

  • The mandatory experiments in Section A of the exam.
  • Sound and Light.
  • Electricity.
  • Atomic Physics.

The updated timetable for 2020 will be posted shortly.

Please note:

  • Students may opt to do one, two or three days of the course.
  • All classes take place on our main school campus, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Fees for 2020 will be posted shortly.

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.
  • Fees are non-transferable

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?

A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. 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. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

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: 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.

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.