Halloween Mid-Term Grinds for 6th Year Students

Our Halloween Mid-Term Classes consist of 4 hours of intensive, exam focused tuition and are suitable for students sitting the Leaving Certificate in June. 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 on this course, 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.
  • Poetry
    Notes on a selection of poems from all 8 poets handed out.
    Themes and poetic styles.
  • Comparative
    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: Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30, Thursday 31 October 2019

The updated timetable for 2020 will be posted shortly.

Tues 29 Oct 201910am- 2pmEnglish (H)
Wed 30 Oct 201910am- 2pmMaths (H) P1
Thurs 31 Oct 201910am- 2pmMaths (H) P2

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.

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: 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: 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

Martin Kelly

Martin has taught Leaving Cert Higher Level English for over 30 years and has been a Leaving Cert examiner for much of that time. He has been teaching at the Institute for 20 years. Martin is one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times supplement, published by the Irish Times.