Weekly Grinds for 5th Year Students

LIVE online and classroom based grinds commence from 7th September for the Academic Year 2020/21.

For over 50 years, The Institute of Education has been trusted by students and their parents to deliver the highest quality, most effective tuition in Ireland.

Now, for the first time, our weekly grinds classes will be available live online, as well as at our Leeson Street campus in Dublin 2, and our new location in Holycross National School. Kilmacud Road Upper, Dundrum, Dublin 14. This means students all over Ireland will be able to benefit from the exceptional teachers at The Institute of Education.

Our unique live online grinds combine our exceptional teachers, interactive online classroom, and legendary notes, to enable you to further your learning every week.  Classes are fully interactive and students will have the ability to ask questions during the class.  In addition the Institute’s legendary class notes will be delivered to students to support their online learning. (Please allow five working days for delivery).

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All classes are 75 minutes in duration.

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*Monday 3rd May Bank Holiday – classes will be delivered on Monday 17th May

5th Year students attending our weekly grinds, either online or in Leeson Street/Dundrum, receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition from highly qualified and experienced educators.
  • Comprehensive, exam focused course notes, which support tuition.
  • Free nationwide delivery of all course notes to students attending online grinds.
  • A deeper understanding of each subject.
  • Strategies for maximising academic performance.

Students can choose to attend both online grinds and grinds at either Leeson Street/Dundrum and the fees for this will be calculated off a combination of both. To see exactly how all fees and combinations of fees are calculated click here.

**NOTE** Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

**Sample a Class for FREE!**

If you would like to attend free sample classes click here.

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

 

Applied Maths (H)

Leaving Certificate Higher Level Applied Maths is essentially about solving problems. It involves a huge amount of practice and the building of skills, strategies and confidence. This course will first cover the fundamental skills of each topic on the course. When the basics have been dissected and absorbed, difficult problems will be tackled, gradually building up confidence levels until students are comfortable with the twists and the strategies needed for solving the toughest questions on the exam paper. Comprehensive notes will also be supplied.

Topics from:

  • Linear Motion
  • Relative Velocity
  • Projectiles (Horizontal Plane)
  • Statics
  • Particle Dynamics
  • Collisions
  • Work, Energy and Power

 

Biology (H)

This course is designed students studying Higher Level Biology. Classes are exam-centered and particular attention is paid to past papers. The course is delivered by an experienced examiner of Leaving Cert Higher Level Biology who places strong emphasis on exam technique/keywords and the marking scheme. Worksheets are also given to help students gain an understanding of experiments associated with the Higher Level Biology course.

Topics from:

  • The characteristics of life & the scientific method.
  • Food (biomolecules).
  • Cell structure.
  • Cell diversity.
  • Enzymes i.
  • Enzymes ii.
  • Exam question focus.
  • Movement through membranes.
  • Cell continuity(mitosis).
  • Respiration i.
  • Diversity of living things.
  • Monera (bacteria).
  • Exam question focus.
  • Fungi.
  • Protoctista (amoeba).
  • Structure of flowering plants.
  • Transport in flowering plants.
  • Human circulatory system.
  • Human lymphatic system & defence.
  • Human nutrition.
  • Homeostasis.
  • Human breathing system.
  • Human excretion system.
  • The endocrine system.
  • The nervous system.
  • Ecology i.
  • Ecology ii.
  • Exam question focus.

 

Chemistry (H)

The aim of this course is to allow students to gain a thorough understanding of topics on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Chemistry course.

Topics from:

  • Mole concept / Isotopes / Stoichiometry.
  • Periodic Table / Arrangement of electrons in atoms / Trends in the Periodic Table .
  • Chemical Bonding / Tests for Anions / Recrystallisation /Melting Point Determination .
  • Intermolecular forces / Shapes of Covalent Molecules.
  • Oxidation & Reduction / Oxidation numbers / Balancing Redox Equations / Halogens as Oxidising Agents.
  • Intro to Volumetric Analysis / Preparation of Standard Solutions  / Acid Base Titrations.
  • Properties of Gases / Ideal Gas Equation / Measurement of Relative Molecular Mass of Volatile Liquid.
  • Volumetric Analysis (Part 2) / Redox Titrations / Potassium Permanganate and Iron (11) Ions / Sodium Thiosulphate & Iodine.
  • Hydrocarbons / Oil refining & oil products / Thermochemistry / Hydrogen.
  • Alkanes / Alkenes & Alkynes / Mechanisms of Substitution & Addition Reactions / Benzene.

Please bring periodic table and calculator

 

English (H)

This class is designed to help 5th year students attain the knowledge and skills required for success in the first year of the Leaving Certificate 2022 Higher Level English course. Requirements of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be covered in the course.

Paper 1 – Topics from:

  • How to read texts & critically analyse them.
  • How to write texts that are succinct and conform to specific exam requirements.
  • Ongoing practice of these skills throughout the year.

Paper 2 – Topics from:

  • Single Text
    Comprehensive notes provided on Othello (note: this is the only Single Text studied in detail in this class).
  • Poetry
    All poets prescribed for Leaving Cert 2022 will be explored during the course of the year.
  • Comparative
    Analysis of the modes set for examination in 2022 – Theme or Issue, Literary Genre and Cultural Context.
    A selection of comparative texts will also be analysed in detail.

Students are encouraged to discuss any difficulties or issues encountered in Leaving Certificate Higher Level English with the teacher throughout the year.

 

French (H)

This course covers all the four competencies necessary for success in Leaving Certificate Higher Level French – Aural, Oral, Reading and Writing.

Topics from:

  • Letter writing.
  • Diary entries.
  • Abstract topics.
  • Response pieces.
  • Comprehensions (method and content).
  • Listening comprehensions.
  • Oral exam.

 

Geography(H)

The focus of these classes is to improve the standard of knowledge and
examination techniques for students studying Geography in Fifth Year.
Each class will examine key topics and the types of questions that can
occur in exams. Students will learn how to study, understand and apply
their knowledge to exam situations.

The areas for study in Fifth Year are focused on Physical Geography
and Regional Geography. This will give students a strong basis for Sixth
Year.

Physical Geography

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Folding and Faulting
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Weathering Processes
  • Karst Landscapes
  • River Processes and Landforms
  • Marine Processes and Landforms
  • Glacial Processes and Landforms
  • Mass Movement Processes
  • Human Interaction with Natural Processes
  • Isostasy

Regional Geography

  • Physical Regions
  • Climate Regions
  • Socio-Economic Regions
  • Urban Regions
  • Cultural Regions
  • Administrative Regions
  • 2 contrasting Irish Regions: 2 Case Studies
  • 2 contrasting Non-Irish European Regions: 2 case studies
  • I Sub-Continental Region
  • The European Union
  • Border Change

 

German (H)

This course prepares students to achieve their maximum potential in their Leaving Certificate Higher Level German exam. Classes concentrate on the four main skills tested in the exam, with ongoing homework and support provided throughout the year.

Topics from:

  • Oral exam
    Exam format.
    General questions.
    Role play.
    Picture sequence or project work.
    Option to discuss a film or novel in the oral will be covered.
  • Aural Comprehension
    Practice using CDs and authentic listening material.
    Skills required for the exam.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Intro to both journalistic and literary styles of texts.
    Answering skills & techniques for the written exam
  • Writing
    Letter writing.
    Short essay.
    Opinion of issue practice.
  • Grammar
    Techniques needed for the examination.
    Formal grammar section covered in detail.

 

History (H)

This course prepares students for exam success in Leaving Certificate Higher Level History.

Topics from:

European History – Dictatorship & Democracy, 1920-1945.

  • The Treaty of Versailles and the origins of the League of Nations.
  • Mussolini’s Italy.
  • Weimar Germany and the Stresemann era.
  • The Rise of Hitler and the Nazi State.
  • Case Study: Nazi Propaganda and the Nuremberg Rallies.
  • Britain between the Wars, 1920-1939.
  • Case Study: The Jarrow March, 1936.
  • Terror and Transformation in Stalin’s Russia.
  • Case Study: The Moscow Show Trials.
  • Propaganda in Stalin’s Russia.
  • France between the Wars, 1920-1939.
  • The fall of the Third republic and Víchy France.
  • Anglo-American popular culture through radio and cinema.
  • World War II, the role of Churchill, Hitler and Stalin and the use of military technology.

Irish History – Sovereignty & Partition, 1912-1949.

  • Unionist opposition to Home Rule, 1912-1914.
  • The planning and military tactics of the 1916 Rising.
  • The Rise of ‘new’ Sinn Féin, 1916-1918.
  • The First Dáil Éireann and the War of Independence.
  • Case Study: The Treaty Negotiations and their subsequent impact on the nationalist movement.
  • Cumann na nGaedheal and establishing the institutions of the Irish Free State.
  • Socio-Economic development in Ireland, 1923-1939.
  • The establishment of law & order and democracy in the Irish Free State.
  • Case Study: The 1932 Eucharistic Congregation.
  • The role of the Church, art and literature in independent Ireland.
  • Anglo-Irish Relations, 1923-1945.
  • Case Study: The Bombing of Belfast, 1941.
  • World War II in Ireland.

Irish History – Politics and Society in Northern Ireland; Case Studies for 2022 Exam.

  • Case Study 1: The Apprentice Boys of Derry.
  • Case Study 2: The Coleraine university controversy.
  • Case Study 3: The Sunningdale Agreement, 1973

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will have an in-depth understanding of the key course topics and the three core course Case Studies.
  • Students will have a familiarity with the key personalities from each topic and what contribution they made to important course events.
  • Students will learn how to compare events and course personalities to demonstrate lateral knowledge of the wider course topics.
  • Students will develop an understanding of essay writing skills, how to manage course content effectively and understand the rationale behind the exam marking scheme.

Students will achieve added material and content to help develop greater understanding of each course topic. Fifth Year students not currently undertaking History will have full access and notes from these lessons. This will suit some students who wish to take History as an extra subject.

Tips regarding writing and structuring essays will be provided.

 

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.

Topics from:

  • Poetry and Prose
    Detailed notes and sample answers to past papers provided (including the optional literature).
    Focus on vocabulary and key phrases.
  • Oral Exam
    Practice of oral skills in class.
    Sample answers to common questions.
    Picture sequences 1-20 covered in class.
  • Aural Exam
    Practice of past papers in class.
    Focus on skills for the exam.
    Focus on terms, questions and various dialects presented in the exam.
  • Grammar Skills
    Weekly focus on grammatical aspects of the language.
    Development of vocabulary.
    Focus on comprehension past papers.
  • Exam Skills and Techniques
    How to negotiate the exam.
    Timing.
    Tips for success.

 

Maths (H)

This course covers the essential methods, formulae and procedures required for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Papers 1 & 2.  Students are shown how to approach exam questions and homework properly. Guidance is given on resource material they will need to enhance their studies. Comprehensive notes are presented and fully worked solutions, with a huge number of examples, are provided.

Topics from:

  • Algebra.
  • Complex Numbers.
  • Limits and an introduction to Calculus.
  • Financial Mathematics.
  • Sequences and Series.
  • Differentiation.
  • Anti- Differentiation.
  • Integration.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Co ordinate Geometry.

Please bring log tables and calculator

 

Physics (H)

This course gives an intensive overview of selected topics from the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Physics syllabus. Strong emphasis is placed on the exam and past papers and studetns are given a solid foundation for progression in to 6th year. Classes are taught in a friendly, relaxed and structured manner that is conducive to understanding the principles of physics.

Topics from:

  • Mechanics 1
    Linear motion.
    Newton’s laws.
  • Mechanics 2
    Moments.
    Circular motion.
    Planetary motion.
    S.H.M.
  • Sound and Waves
    Doppler Effect.
    Standing waves.
    Sound intensity.
  • Light
    Reflection.
    Refraction.
    Diffraction.
  • Electricity 1
    Resistivity.
    Resistance.
    Conductivity.
    Semiconductors.
  • Exam Focus
    How to study physics.
    How to prepare for the exam.
    How to correctly read exam questions.
    How to “answer what is asked”

Please bring log tables, past papers and calculator

 

Politics & Society (H)

**This is not a stand-alone course. All students registering for these classes must already be studying Politics and Society in one of the ‘Phase 1’ or ‘Phase 2’ schools**

This course introduces students to key elements of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Politics & Society course. Classes place more responsibility on students to engage with content and concepts than a traditional ‘grinds’ environment.

The theories of 16 Key Thinkers, ranging from Political Philosophers like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Karl Marx, to modern Feminist thinkers like Sylvia Walby and Martha Nussbaum.

Contemporary case studies from home and abroad form the backbone of the course content, and this is supplemented by a detailed examination of national, international, and supranational institutions, treaties, and Non-Governmental Organiations.

Four interconnected strands are explored:

  • Power & Decision Making.
  • Human Rights & Responsibilities.
  • Globalisation and Localisation.
  • Active Citizenship.

This subject also includes an “Active Citizenship Project”, worth 20% of the students’ final grade. This course offers guidance on projects, but they will not be undertaken within the classes.

 

Spanish (H)

This course prepares students for success in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Spanish exam. Initial emphasis is placed on developing grammar skills. Once this important foundation has been established, students then practice with past papers and learn strategies to maximize their marks in the Oral, Aural, Reading and Written sections.

Topics from:

  • Overview of the exam paper.
  • Grammar
    Key points.
    Sentence building.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Strategies and key vocabulary.
  • Oral
    Role-plays.
    Interview preparation.
  • Writing techniques
    Dialogue construction and Formal letters, Diary entries and Notes.
  • Aural comprehension
    Strategies.
    Vocabulary.
  • Advise for the exam
    Work on common errors.
    Exam skills & technique
  • Mock oral exam
    Feedback from teacher.

This year we look forward to welcoming 5th year students from all over Ireland to our weekly LIVE online grinds classes.

Our live online classes will be delivered as per the timetable. The class is taught live by the teacher using Microsoft Teams. This technology is reliable, intuitive and allows the teachers and students to concentrate on the teaching and learning.

This method of teaching and learning has many advantages for the student.

  • Communication. Students can interact with their teacher and, likewise, teachers can also interact with students individually or the entire class group before, during, or after class.
  • Progression. This two-way communication enables teachers to accurately gauge students’ progress.
  • Clarification. Students may also message the teachers directly, if they prefer to seek clarification on a point without interrupting the class.

In the thousands of hours of classes that we have already delivered online, we have found this solution to be exceptionally effective, for both students and teachers. Nothing beats the live one-to-one communication between a teacher and student.

Please Note:
Login details will be issued to students by email one to two working days after booking.

We have provided answers to other Frequently Asked Questions below, but if you have any other questions, please contact info@instituteofeducation.ie.

Online Grinds FAQs

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Q: What subjects are available Online?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer online.

 

Q: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum. Click here for details.

 

Q: How do I access my online grinds classes?

A: Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us containing their unique login details and links to access their chosen subjects. Login details are typically sent one to two working days from the time of booking.

 

Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will not be available.

 

Q: Are there any specific requirements to attending online grinds?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online grinds have the following:
• Access to a reliable wifi service.
• Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, or similar device.
• We would not recommend using a mobile phone.
• Headphones/earphones.

 

Q: If I'm attending the online grinds will I have access to the notes?

A: Yes, students enrolled in online grinds will receive a monthly delivery of notes for each chosen subject. Please allow five working days for the delivery of notes.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: You will receive notes from the time you join the classes.

 

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: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 75 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

Q: Is attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, attendance is monitored for each class attended. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.

 

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.

 

Q: Can a 5th Year part-time student join a 6th Year class if the subject is not available at 5th Year level?

A: Yes, if they join the 6th Year class at the start of the Academic Year. Consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year and notify their teacher. Our 6th Year programme covers each subject in full.

 

Q: What subjects would you recommend to take on as an extra subject?

A: The most popular subjects would be: Applied Maths; Business; Accountancy.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.

 

Q: For weekly grinds, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?

A: No, in the weekly grinds each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter revision courses.

 

Q: If I want to join weekly grinds during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?

A: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

Q: My son/daughter cannot attend 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.

We look forward to welcoming 5th year students to our weekly grinds classes at our Leeson Street campus, from September.

All of our classes will be delivered in line with prevailing public health guidelines.

If you have booked grinds at Leeson Street or Dundrum please send a headshot photo of the student to photos@institueofeducation.ie and your admission card will be posted to you.  You will not be able to attend your class without your admission card, so please do not forget it.

The Institute of Education
79 – 85 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2
D02 PX56

Leeson Street Grinds FAQs

Click on each question for the answer>>

 

Q: What subjects are available in Leeson Street?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer at Leeson Street.

 

Q: If I enrol in a class in Leeson Street, can I also avail of classes online or at Dundrum?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes online or at Dundrum. Click here for details.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: No, you are only entitled to the notes from the time you join the classes.

 

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: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 75 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

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 in Leeson Street or Dundrum. 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 attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class they attend. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.

 

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.

 

Q: Can a 5th Year part-time student join a 6th Year class if the subject is not available at 5th Year level?

A: Yes, if they join the 6th Year class at the start of the Academic Year. Consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum. 4th Year students can join certain 5th Year classes provided they are not struggling with the subject, and again consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year. Our 6th Year programme covers each subject in full. However, 5th Year students can join our 5th Year class and complete the subject over two years.

 

Q: What subjects would you recommend to take on as an extra subject?

A: The most popular subjects would be: Applied Maths; Economics; Business; Accountancy.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching. Physical classes will be delivered in accordance to the prevailing public health guidelines.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.

 

Q: For weekly grinds, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?

A: No, in the weekly grinds each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter courses.

 

Q: If I want to join weekly grinds during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?

A: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

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.

We look forward to welcoming 5th year students to our new location at Dundrum, where we will provide weekly grinds in selected subjects.

All classes at our Dundrum location will delivered in line with prevailing public health guidelines.

If you have booked grinds at Leeson Street or Dundrum please send a headshot photo of the student to photos@institueofeducation.ie and your admission card will be posted to you.  You will not be able to attend your class without your admission card, so please do not forget it.

The Institute at Dundrum
Holycross National School
Kilmacud Rd Upper

Dundrum
Dublin 14
D14 AD66

The Institute at Dundrum Grinds FAQs

Click on each question for the answer>>

 

Q: What subjects are available in Dundrum?

A:

  • Maths (H)
  • English (H)
  • French (H)
  • Irish (H)
  • Chemistry (H)
  • Biology (H)

All other subjects will be available Online and in The Institute of Education, 79-85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

 

Q: If I enrol in a class in Dundrum, can I also avail of classes online or at Leeson Street?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes online or at Leeson Street. Click here for details.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: No, you are only entitled to the notes from the time you join the classes.

 

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: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 75 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

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 in Leeson Street or Dundrum. 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 attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class attended. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.

 

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetables tab for more details.

 

Q: Can a 5th Year part-time student join a 6th Year class if the subject is not available at 5th Year level?

A: Yes, if they join the 6th Year class at the start of the Academic Year. Consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum. 4th Year students can join certain 5th Year classes provided they are not struggling with the subject, and again consideration must be given to any changes in curriculum.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year. Our 6th Year programme covers each subject in full. However, 5th Year students can join our 5th Year class and complete the subject over two years.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching. Physical classes will be delivered in accordance to the prevailing public health guidelines.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute to the class.

 

Q: For weekly grinds, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?

A: No, in the weekly grinds each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter courses.

 

Q: If I want to join weekly grinds during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?

A: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

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.

Below are the timetables for each of our weekly grinds locations for the Academic Year 2020/21.

NOTE: All classes are 75 minutes in duration.

*Students may join at any stage throughout the year, subject to availability.

Online Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30English (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Geography (Higher)
19:00Chemistry (Higher)
19:00French (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Spanish (Higher)
17:30Irish (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Thursday17:30French (Higher)
19:00German (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
Friday17:30English (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Saturday9:00Applied Maths (Higher)
9:00English (Higher)
9:00Geography (Higher)
Saturday10:30Accounting (Higher)
10:30Biology (Higher)
10:30French (Higher)
10:30German (Higher)
10:30History (Higher)
10:30Maths (Higher)
10:30Spanish (Higher)
Saturday12:15English (Higher)
12:15Irish (Higher)
12:15Maths (Higher)
12:15Chemistry (Higher)
12:15Physics (Higher)

 

Dundrum Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30Irish (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Maths (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Thursday17:30Irish (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)

If you would like to sample any of our grinds classes you can fill in this form and we will be in touch to set this up for you. You may sample up to 3 classes.

Students can choose to attend both online grinds and grinds at either Leeson Street/Dundrum and the fees for this will be calculated off a combination of both. To see exactly how all fees and combinations of fees are calculated click here.

Number of SubjectsOnline ClassesLeeson Street/DundrumDiscount
1€555€670
2€945€1,13530%
3€1,225€1,47050%
4€1,505€1,80550%
5€1,780€2,14050%
6€2,060€2,47550%

Please note:

  • Fees reduce on a weekly basis throughout the year.
  • 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.
  • In the event that on-site classes cannot be delivered, students may attend our online classes. A refund will be issued to reflect the difference in fees.
  • There is a surcharge of 12.5% on fees that are paid in instalments.
    • Instalment 1 – price at booking – 21stNov 2020
    • Instalment 2 – 23rd Nov – 20th Feb 2020
    • Instalment 3 – 22nd Feb – 15th May 2021
  • Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.
  • Fees are non-transferable.