February Mid-Term Grinds for 6th Year Students

Our February Mid-Term Classes consist of 4 hours of intensive, exam focused tuition and are suitable for students sitting Higher Level Maths and English in the Leaving Certificate 2020. Students receive a concentrated overview of the subject syllabus, with specific attention paid to likely topics and exam skills and techniques.

Booking is not currently available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.

Students attending these classes 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 in each class, please select from the subject list below:


English (H)

This class is designed to focus on key elements of 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.
  • Hamlet 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.


Maths (H) Paper 1

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

Topics from:

  • Algebra.
  • Financial Maths.
  • Differentiation.

Please bring Maths tables and calculator


Maths (H) Paper 2

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

Topics from:

  • Probability.
  • Co-ordinate Geometry.
  • Trigonometry.

Please bring Maths tables and calculator

Course Dates: Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 & Friday 21 February 2020

Mon 17 Feb 202010am- 2pmMaths (H) P1
Tues 18 Feb 202010am- 2pmMaths (H) P2
Fri 21 Feb 202010am- 2pmEnglish (H)

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.
1 subject€160
2 subjects€290
3 subjects€390
  • 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: 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: 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.

Teachers For This Course

Aidan Roantree

Aidan is our senior Maths teacher at the Institute, where he has been teaching Maths and Applied Maths for over 30 years. As the author of 14 books, including the most recent Effective Maths Books 1 & 2, he is acquainted with every detail of the new Maths course. Aidan has also appeared on radio programmes to give advice to students prior to exams. He is regularly called upon by branches of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association to give talks to teachers on aspects of the Maths courses. He is one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times supplement, published by the Irish Times.