Online Revision Course
for 6th Year Students

At The Institute of Education we are committed to helping students keep up with their studies and exam preparation during this unprecedented time. That is why we are continuing to deliver our exceptional, exam-focused courses while allowing students to stay within the comfort of their own home.

Our Online Revision Course provides 6th year students with a unique blend of online classes, recorded live, and pre-recorded video tutorials, all supported by The Institute of Education’s legendary exam-focused notes, which will be printed and delivered nationwide FREE of charge.

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The 6th Year Online Revision Course has been specifically designed with the student and their academic progression and exam-preparation in mind. Students attending these classes receive the following benefits:

  • Recordings of these classes will be available to students until the end of the 2021 State exams, to enable students to replay, rewind and re-watch multiple times.
  • Pre-recorded topic tutorials.
  • The Institute’s legendary exam-focused class notes, which will be delivered FREE of charge.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance in the Leaving Certificate.

 

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

 

Accounting (H)

In this course, students cover key elements of the Senior Cycle higher level Accounting syllabus, in preparation for the State exams.

Topics:

  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Tabular Statements
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Flexible Budgeting

 

Agricultural Science (H)

In this course, students cover key elements of the Senior Cycle higher level Agricultural Science syllabus, in preparation for the State exams.

Topics from:

Farm crops

  • With emphasis on potatoes and kale.

Soil science

  • Physical, chemical and biological characteristics and soil management.

Pig production

 

Applied Maths (H)

In this course, students cover key elements of the Senior Cycle higher level Maths syllabus, in preparation for the State exams.

Note: There is some overlap on 2 topics with the previous Christmas Revision Course, but the questions looked at will be different to those covered on the Christmas Revision Course.

Day 1 – Relative Velocity (Q.2)

Day 2 – Connected Particles (Q.4)
(This will cover different examples to those covered on the Christmas Revision Course)

Day 3 – Impacts and Collisions (Q.5)
(This will cover different examples to those covered on the Christmas Revision Course)

Day 4 – Differential Equations (Q.10)

 

Art History (H)

In this course, students cover key elements of the Senior Cycle higher level Art History syllabus, in preparation for the State exams.

  • Introduction to The Baroque and Caravaggio
  • The Golden Age of Dutch Painting and Rembrandt
  • Newgrange
  • Visiting an Exhibition – Actual and Virtual

 

Biology (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success in higher level Biology. Due to syllabus length, Biology is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A: Topics from:

  • Cell Structure
  • Cell Diversity
  • Cell Division
  • DNA and RNA
  • Genetic Crosses
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Genetic Engineering

Section B: Topics from:

  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Viruses
  • Amoeba
  • Plant Structure and Transport
  • Plant Responses
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Skeleton
  • Human Defense
  • Human Reproduction

 

Business (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success in higher level Business. Due to syllabus length, Business is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A: Topics from:

  • Preparation for A.B.Q
  • Monitoring the Business and Managing Cashflow
  • Human Resource Management
  • Changing Role of Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Management Skills

Section B: Topics from:

  • Preparation for Short Questions
  • Business Scene
  • Business Structures
  • Community Development
  • Government and the Economy
  • Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
  • European Union
  • Expansion and Getting Started

 

Chemistry (H)

The course is delivered by an experienced teacher of Leaving Cert higher level Chemistry who places strong emphasis on exam technique/keywords and the marking scheme. Due to syllabus length, Chemistry is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A: Topics from:

  • Stoichiometry (empirical formulas and molecular formulas)
  • Gas laws
  • pH
  • Water

Section B: Topics from:

  • Fuels and heats of reaction
  • Rates of reaction
  • Organic chemistry (experiments)
  • Question 4

 

Computer Science

In this course, topics are drawn from the the paper based elements, Strands 1 and 2, of the NCCA Curriculum.

Topics from:

Abstraction

  • Overview of abstraction- what is it, why is it used, what makes it useful?

Algorithms

  • Revision of sorting and search algorithms.
  • A discussion of algorithmic complexity.

Computers & Society

  • A discussion of active societal issues.
  • Possible exam questions which may arise.

Computer Systems

  • Basic electronics and computer hardware.
  • Discussion of components within a CPU
  • How logic gates can be used to perform both simple and complex tasks.
  • Overview of web infrastructure.
  • Binary, decimal and hexadecimal number systems.

Data

  • Common data types and how to use them.
  • Overview and discussion of character sets.

 

Economics (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Economics syllabus. Due to syllabus length, Economics is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:

  • Competition:
    • Perfect Competition
    • Monopoly
    • Imperfect Competition
    • Oligopoly
  • Factors of Production:
    • Land
    • Labour
    • Capital
    • Enterprise

Section B:

  • Banks and European Central Banks
  • Fiscal Policy and the Budget
  • International Trade
  • The Balance of Payments
  • National Income

 

English (H)

This course provides a detailed analysis of the prescribed material for Leaving Certificate higher level English, with emphasis on the marking scheme.

Paper 1- Topics from:

Language

  • Narrative language
  • Aesthetic language

Notes also provided on:

  • The Language of Argument
  • The Language of Persuasion

Comprehension

  • A deconstruction of the 2020 Paper 1 with sample answers to Comprehension QA tasks and Comprehension QB tasks

Composition

  • An approach to Short Story Writing
  • An approach to Speech Writing

Notes also provided on:

  • Effective personal essay and discursive essay writing

Paper 2- Topics from:

(Note: King Lear is the Single Text that will be taught in this class)

King Lear

  • An approach to essay writing in King Lear
  • King Lear Key scene analysis
  • Language and Imagery in King Lear
  • Sample answers will be provided for a number of King Lear topics / past questions

Comparative

  • Analysis notes provided on 26 prescribed texts
  • An approach to writing successful comparative essays
  • Focus on the Cultural Context, but notes also provided on the other two comparative modes

Poetry

Notes and sample answers provided on:

  • Robert Frost
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • GM Hopkins
  • John Keats
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Paul Durcan
  • Eavan Boland
  • An approach to Unseen Poetry
  • Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath will be dealt with in class.

 

French (H)

This course provides a detailed analysis of the prescribed material for Leaving Certificate higher level French, with emphasis on the marking scheme.

Topics:

  • Core grammar including four tenses: Conditional, The Subjunctive, Plu perfect and Past Conditional
  • Reading Comprehensions: Examination Technique
  • Listening Comprehensions: Examination Technique
  • Written Production including: Diary Entries and Reaction pieces.

 

French Oral Prep (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Oral examination.

Topics covered during the course will include:

  • Exam structure and marking scheme
  • General topics (myself, the family, school, etc…)
  • Abstract topics (social media, environment, Covid, etc…)
  • The document in the oral exam
  • Grammar structures (subjonctif, Si imparfait/conditionnel)
  • Common errors in the oral examination

 

Geography (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Geography syllabus. Due to syllabus length, Geography is divided into Section A, B, and C. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A

Topics from the following:

  • Plate tectonics
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Erosion and Depositional features
  • Human Interaction with fluvial processes
  • Karst landscape

Section B

Topics from the following:

  • What is a region?
  • A core non-Irish European core region
  • A peripheral non-Irish European region
  • An Irish core region
  • An Irish peripheral region

Section C

Topics from the following:

  • Urban Land Use
  • Changes in Urban Land Use
  • Changes in Urban Functions
  • Central Place Theory
  • Urban Problems – Cities in the Developing World
  • Urban Problems – Cities in the Developed World
  • Map Work Questions

 

German (H)

This 6th year German Easter Course will concentrate on building up and developing the student’s skills in written and reading and aural proficiency to enable them to maximise their potential in the written exam.

The course will cover:

  • Journalistic and Literary Reading comprehension practice with in-depth concentration on answering skills and marking outline.
  • Productive writing techniques and topics will be covered while concentrating on ways to improve written proficiency.
  • Essential Grammar areas covered including Angewandte Grammatik section Tenses /Cases /Word Order / Relative Pronoun Level 2 Adjectival endings / Passive /Subjunctive /Pronouns.
  • Aural comprehension practice with emphasis on essential skills required to maximise grade.
  • Sample solutions from past papers will be provided.

 

German Oral Prep (H)

This 6th year German course will develop and reinforce the student’s proficiency in speaking while concentrating on the skills and Grammar required for the Leaving Certificate German Oral Exam 2021.

The course will cover:

  • Leaving Certificate German Oral format and marking scheme will be covered in detail including roleplays and pictures sequences for 2021.
  • In-depth concentration on answering skills and techniques to develop oral proficiency.
  • General questions on all main themes covered..
  • Main tenses .. Present /Past /Future /Conditional with sample answers supplied.
  • Option to discuss a German Literary Text or German Film.
  • Essential grammar including word Order needed for the Oral.
  • Project option covered.
  • How to maximise the grade in the Oral.

 

History (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level History syllabus. Due to syllabus length, History is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A: Irish History-Topics from:

  • Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993
  • Sovereignty & Partition, 1912-1949

Irish History: Northern Ireland

  • Why did the Troubles in Northern Ireland last so long?
  • Margaret Thatcher and Northern Ireland.
  • Political steps towards peace in Northern Ireland.
  • Cultural responses to the Troubles.
  • The contribution of Bernadette Devlin, Brian Faulkner and John Hume to Northern Irish affairs.

Irish History: Sovereignty and Partition

  • Assertion of Independence, 1923-1949.
  • The 1932 Eucharistic Conference.
  • Social morality and the role of women in Ireland, 1923-1949.
  • Steps towards partition, 1912-1949.
  • The bombing of Belfast, 1940.
  • Anglo-Irish relations, 1923-1949.”

Section B: European History-Topics from:

  • United States and the wider world, 1945-1989 (compulsory documents section for all students).
  • Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945

European History: USA document case studies

  • The Apollo Moon Landings, 1969.
  • The Success of the Montgomery bus boycott and its impact on the movement for civil rights.

European History: Dictatorship and Democracy

  • France between the Wars, 1920-1939.
  • Fascism and the Church.
  • The Jarrow march, 1936.
  • Fear and Terror in Stalin’s Russia.
  • Developments in Anglo-American radio and cinema.

 

Home Economics (H)

This intensive course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the Leaving Certificate higher level Home Economics paper, with particular emphasis paid to exam technique and the marking scheme.

Topics from:

Day 1

  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Digestion
  • RDA Sheet
  • Carbohydrates
  • Composition of food/ energy

Day 2

  • Food processing/ packaging/ labelling
  • Microbiology (moulds/yeast/bacteria)
  • HACCP
  • Special diets/menus

Day 3

  • Fish
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk /Yoghurt

Day 4

  • Textiles
  • Consumer Studies
  • Resource Management
  • Marriage

 

Irish (H)

This course aims to maximise the student’s ability to achieve the highest possible grade in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish exam.

Covered in Week 1 Course – Monday 29 March – Thursday 1 April 2021:

  • Aiste
  • Léamhthuiscint
  • Grammadach
  • Filiocht
  • Filiocht Bhreise
  • Prós
  • Cluastuiscint

Covered in Week 2 Course – Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 April 2021:

  • How long does the essay have to be?
  • How much time should I spend on the additional literary piece?
  • How much does spelling really count for on the aural comprehension?
  • In this course, we will take a look at the big point earners and the common pitfalls on the written papers. We will focus on the exam technique required for the composition/essay question on Paper 1.
  • We will then look at improving our technique for Paper 2 with the reading comprehension, poetry, prose and the additional literary piece.
  • While the listening is often an underestimated section, we will look at the different ways questions are composed by examiners and what are the most common pieces of vocabulary that come up each year.
  • By the end of the course, students will feel more confident in their approach to the written papers.

 

Irish Oral Prep (H)

  • How do I really pronounce Irish words?
  • How can I steer the conversation in the Oral?
  • Should I be using clann or teaghlach?
  • In this course, we will give students a full set of comprehensive notes in order to feel more confident in speaking Irish while helping them to achieve their potential in the language.
  • We will cover the key conversation topics along with notes on the Picture Series and the poetry reading (an important component often overlooked by many).
  • We will also focus on problematic areas where students tend to fall.
  • These notes are designed to help students with their own pronunciation and grammar by highlighting key points in vocabulary and verbs throughout.
  • By taking the course, students will not only feel more comfortable in their Irish but also in their delivery of the material to the examiner.

 

Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success. Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Paper 1 and 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Paper 1- Topics from:

(Note: Some of the topics below will be covered in the recordings)

Differentiation

  • First Principles
  • Rules of Differentiation
  • Features of Curves
  • Max and Min Problems
  • Related Rates

Integration

  • Methods of Integration
  • Integration as the reverse of Differentiation
  • Area by Integration
  • Average Value

Complex Numbers

  • Basic Properties
  • Complex Equations
  • Polar Form
  • De Moivre’s Theorem

Financial Maths

  • Interest Rates
  • Present Value
  • Savings
  • Loans and Mortgages

Recordings:

  • Differentiation from first principles
  • Using calculus to construct quadratic and cubic curves
  • Area by integration
  • Expressing a complex number in polar form
  • Explanation of present value

 

Paper 2- Topics from:

(Note: Some of the topics below will be covered in the recordings)

Co-ordinate Geometry: The Circle

  • Equation of a Circle
  • Touching Circles
  • Tangents

Probability

  • Revision of Basics
  • Independent Events
  • Bernoulli Trials
  • Expected Value

Statistics

  • Sampling
  • Correlation
  • Normal Distribution

Inferential Statistics

  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • p Values

Recordings:

  • Finding the equation of a circle using geometry
  • Understanding Bernoulli trials
  • Expected value in probability
  • The theory of sampling in statistics
  • Hypothesis testing in statistics

 

Maths (O)

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths exam. Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into Paper 1 and 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Paper 1- Topics from:

Algebra

  • Manipulation of formulae
  • Inequalities
  • Fractions

Number patterns

  • Sequences and series

Financial maths

  • Income tax
  • Interest rates
  • VAT, exchange rate, % profit / loss

Functions & graphs

  • Types of graphs
  • Questions relating to calculus and graphs

Paper 2- Topics from:

Probability

  • Terminology
  • Laws of probability
  • Bernoulli Trials
  • Expected value

Statistics

  • Measures of central tendency
  • Measures of spread

Transformations

  • Translations
  • Symmetry
  • Dilations

Area & volume

  • Trapezoidal Rule
  • Questions on volumes
  • Nets

 

Music (H)

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

Topics from:

  • Minor melody
  • Minor harmony
  • Seachanges by Raymond Deane
  • Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

 

Physics (H)

This course provides a detailed analysis of the prescribed material for Leaving Certificate higher level Physics, with emphasis on past papers and the marking scheme. Due to syllabus length, Physics is divided into Section A and B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A- Topics from:

  • Newton’s laws and conservation of momentum
  • Circular motion and planetary motion
  • Speed of sound, sound intensity and temperature
  • Diffraction of light and lenses.

Section B- Topics from:

  • Capacitors and electromagnetic induction
  • Heating effect of electricity, Joule’s law, domestic circuit and semiconductors
  • Radioactivity
  • Particle Physics

 

Religion (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Religion syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Section A – Search for Meaning and Values
  • Section B – Christianity
  • Section C – World Religion
  • Section D – Moral Decision Making
  • Section E – Religion and Gender
  • Section J – Religion and Science.

 

Spanish (H)

This course gives a comprehensive overview of key elements of the Leaving Certificate higher level Spanish syllabus. Please note, if you attended Spanish at Easter there will be some similarities to the content covered at Christmas.

General overview of the exam paper

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Exam techniques & vocabulary from past papers.

Writing

  • Opinion piece (structure, topics, vocabulary & idiomatic expressions)
  • Writing techniques for dialogue construction, diary entries and notes.
  • Sentence building.
  • Common errors.

Listening comprehension

  • Vocabulary from past papers
  • Vocabulary for the weather report
  • Strategies to maximise marks

Key grammar points

  • Verbs: present, future, conditional, 3 past tenses, subjunctive, imperative and gerund.
  • Special verbs: gustar, ser and estar.
  • Pronouns

Vocabulary

  • Synonyms and False Friends

 

Spanish Oral Prep (H)

This course prepares students for key elements of the Spanish higher level oral examination.

  • Understanding the oral exam.
  • Interview
  • Common topics.
  • Sample answers.
  • Preparation for role-plays.
  • How to perform best on the day.
  • Using technology to prepare.

SubjectsPrice
1 subject€295
2 subjects€495
3 subjects€615
4 subjects€715
5 subjects€815
6 subjects€915

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.
  • Any requests for refunds must be made within 24 hours of the enrolment being completed.

It will not be possible to provide refunds where online access credentials have been used by the student to access the course.

Please click on each question below for an answer: 

Q: How long is the course?

A:       Courses are offered intended to be run over a week long period. Students have the option of advancing at a faster or slower rate depending on their needs..

 

Q: Is it possible to receive copies of the Institute’s class notes?

A:       Yes. Our online classes are supported by the Institute’s exam-focused class notes which will be delivered to students homes FREE of charge. Please allow five working days for delivery.

 

Q: How will I access my online courses?

A:       We will email you a link to the live classes for which you are enrolled, along with a unique password. Please allow one working day from time of booking.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have difficulty accessing my online classes:

A:       If you experience difficulties accessing your classes please contact onlinecourses@instituteofeducation.ie  or click here

 

Q: Is it possible to get a refund if I decide I no longer wish to attend the course?:

A:

Any requests for refunds must be made within 24 hours of the enrollment being completed.

It will not be possible to provide refunds where online access credentials have been used by the student to access the course.

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