Weekly Grinds for 3rd Year Students

Live online and classroom based grinds starting from Monday 6th September 2021

***EARLY BOOKING OFFER***

Book before 13th September to receive FREE access to our new Elevate Programme (Value: €365)

From September students will have the option to attend our weekly grinds classes LIVE online, as well as onsite at our Leeson Street campus in Dublin 2*.

Taught by our exceptional teachers our online and onsite classes are fully interactive and our students will have the ability to ask questions and interact with their teacher during their classes.

This year we are excited to announce that all of our grinds classes will be recorded live. Our students will be able to re-watch, pause and rewind these class recordings as often as they wish making them an invaluable revision aid. The live recordings will be available to our students until the end of the  2022 state exams. (The school data policy is available to view here.)

All of our weekly grinds classes will be supplemented by the Institute’s legendary class notes, which will be distributed to students in class and delivered to online students every month.

***EARLY BOOKING OFFER***

Students who enrol in our weekly grinds programme before 13 September 2021 will receive FREE access to our new Elevate Programme (value: €365). This programme is designed to help students achieve their full academic potential through honing in on their strengths and addressing barriers to effective learning. For further information about this unique programme please click here

*Classroom based classes will be delivered in accordance with prevailing public health guidelines.

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3rd Year students attending our weekly grinds either online or in Leeson Street will receive the following benefits:

  • Expert Leaving Certificate tuition from the Institute’s highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Access to live recordings of every class – meaning students will never miss a class
  • The Institute’s legendary class notes to support online and in-class tuition
  • A deeper understanding of their chosen subjects
  • Strategies for maximising academic performance and exam success

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

 

Business Studies (C)

This course covers all elements of the Junior Certificate Business Studies syllabus, focusing on exam skills and requirements.

Topics from:

  • Strand 1 – Personal Finance
    Finance / Taxes / Wages / Insurance.
    Budgeting.
    The Consumer.
  • Strand 2 – Enterprise
    Marketing.
    Business Document / Plan.
    Cash Book.
    Final Accounts.
  • Strand 3 – Our Economy
    Demand & Supply.
    Government Economic Policies / Economic Indicators.
    Economic Growth.
    International Trade / European Union.

 

English (H)

These classes are designed to thoroughly prepare students for the Junior Cycle Higher Level English exam.

Throughout the year students are encouraged to participate, think, practise, and feel comfortable voicing concerns or confusion in a structured and positive atmosphere. The fundamentals of English – spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation – are emphasised at all times. At no point will any student be encouraged to rote learn. The Junior Cycle English curriculum has a strong and correct focus on skills, and these are the skills around which these classes are built.

All classes aim to develop the skills needed to produce a young writer who understands how to produce structured, purposeful, articulate answers. Students receive model answers that deliberately vary in quality and are encouraged to develop the reflective mindset that is so important to Junior Cycle English.

The curriculum requires students to study particular texts from a list of prescribed material. Comprehensive notes, guidelines and model answers are provided across a range of these texts, specifically including: Studied Drama; Studied Fiction; Studied Film; and Studied Poetry

 

French (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle French exam.

All the four competencies necessary for success in the Junior Cycle are covered – Aural, Oral, Reading and Writing. The first half of the year aims to develop the student’s confidence using grammatical structures. The second half of the year seeks to apply the gains made in the first three months to the Junior Cycle syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Letter writing.
  • The Note.
  • The Postcard.
  • Reading Comprehensions (method and content).
  • Listening comprehensions.

 

Irish (H)

The aim of this course is to prepare students for the writing, aural, written and comprehension aspects of the Junior Cycle Higher Level Irish course.

Topics from:

  • Past papers and sample answers.
  • Sample questions, answering techniques and key vocabulary and phrases for all aspects of the literature section of the course.
  • Sample answers in composition, including story writing and letter writing.
  • Focus on grammatical ability with exam based exercises.
  • Key grammatical aspects of the language.
  • Aural practice and key vocabulary required for this section.
  • Exam technique and how to negotiate the paper.

 

Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success in Junior Cycle Higher Level Maths.

All of the five strands of the Project Maths syllabus are covered in detail. Particular emphasis is placed on the linkage between the strands, how this linkage has presented in past exam papers, and how it may present in the exam in June. Classes are interactive in nature and students are encouraged to participate in their own learning. Clear and detailed notes allow students to use their revision time efficiently and graded exercises mean that students can challenge themselves appropriately.

Topics from:

  • Number Systems.
  • Number Systems / Probability.
  • Probability / Statistics.
  • Statistics.
  • Statistics / Algebra.
  • Algebra.
  • Algebra / Graphing Functions.
  • Graphing Functions / The Line.
  • The Line.
  • The Line / Geometry.
  • Geometry.
  • Geometry / Algebra.
  • Algebra / The Line/Graphing Functions.
  • Quadratic Functions.
  • Perimeter, Area, Volume.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Arithmetic.
  • Arithmetic / Mock Papers.
  • Mock Papers.
  • NB: Constructions handout given to students, 3-4 possible/relevant constructions maybe covered if required.

Please bring log tables and calculator

 

Science (C)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Science exam. The focus is on exam technique, with constant exam question practice an integral part of every class. Students receive clear and concise notes with sample solutions to exam questions and notes which will include other revision material.

Topics from:

  • Nature of Science:
    Lab Safety & apparatus.
    Reliability, accuracy, precision, fairness & ethics.
    Experimental design.
    Analysis of data to identify patterns and relationships.
    The role of science in society.
    Science & the media.
  • Earth & Space:
    Water & Carbon cycles.
    How earth processes and human factors influence the Earth’s climate.
    Celestial bodies.
    Modeling the Earth, Moon & Sun.
    The Earth and other planets and moons in the solar system.
    Space & the big bang theory.
    Space exploration.
  • Physical World:
    Measurements & units.
    Area, Volume & Density.
    Distance, Speed & Time.
    Energy conservation.
    Electricity & static electricity.
    Electricity & ethical and sustainability issues.
  • Chemical World:
    Periodic table.
    Elements, Compounds & Mixtures.
    States of Matter.
    Separating solutions.
    Metals & non-metals.
    Atomic structure.
    Prediction of the ratio of atoms in compounds of two elements.
    Solubilities, conductivity, melting points & boiling points.
    Chemical reactions.
    Chemical reactions in terms of energy.
    Humans contribution to sustainability.
  • Biological World:
    The cell & microscope.
    Breathing system.
    Circulatory system & blood.
    Digestive system.
    Ecology & habitat study.
    Pollution and conservation.
    Food & human health.
    Photosynthesis & Respiration.
    Sexual reproduction & Genetics.
    Plants & asexual reproduction.
    Human contribution to ecological biodiversity and global food production.

This year we look forward to welcoming 3rd year students from all over Ireland to our weekly LIVE online grinds classes.

Our live online classes are delivered as per the timetable. All classes are taught by our expert teachers using Microsoft Teams. This technology is reliable, intuitive and familiar to many students. It allows the teachers to dedicate their full attention to teaching and students to focus on learning.

This method of class delivery offers many advantages to students:

Interaction: Each student can interact with their teacher before, during and after class. Similarly, teachers can interact with their students either individually or as a class group

Progression: This two-way communication enables teachers to accurately gauge students’ ongoing progress and understanding

Clarification: Students may message their teachers directly if they prefer to seek further explanation on a particular point without interrupting the class

Over 4,000 students attended online classes with us in the last 12 months. 97% of students who did so said that they were very satisfied with the class delivery and format.

Our commitment to you: whether you choose to attend our weekly grinds online or on-site you can be assured that the outcome will be exceptional

Please note:
Login details for online classes will be issued to students by email before the start of the course.

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

Click on each question for the answer>>

 

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?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes at Leeson Street. 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 credentials will be sent in advance of course start date. Only those details sent to you will enable you to successfully access classes online.

 

Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid.

 

Q: Will I have access to recordings of the live grinds classes?

A: Yes, recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid. These will be available up until the end of the State exams 2022.

 

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 delivery from the time of booking.

 

Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be posted out to each student for the subjects they enrol in, on a monthly basis.

 

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 on 01 661 3511.

 

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 reduced 3 times 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 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; Economics; Business; Accountancy; Classical Studies and Agricultural Science.

 

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.

Our on-site weekly grinds classes will be delivered in our state-of-the-art Leeson Street Campus every Saturday*. Please refer to the timetable for the schedule of classes.

In addition to expert in-class tuition students attending our on-site classes will receive the Institute’s legendary class notes to support their learning. All on-site classes will be recorded live each week. Students will have access to these recordings and will be able to pause, rewind and re-watch their classes as part of their study regime. These live recordings will be available to our students until after the State Exams in 2022.

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

If you have booked grinds at Leeson Street 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?

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

 

Q: Are the class notes available online?

A: No, a hard copy will be provided to each student from the teacher for the subjects they enrol in, on a monthly basis..

 

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. Please contact our office to arrange changes on 01 661 3511.

 

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, you can sample up to 3 classes in one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To book your sample class 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 reduced 3 times throughout the year.

 

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 timetables tab for more details.

 

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; Classical Studies and Agricultural Science.

 

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 watching the class recordings in their own time and 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 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 2021/22.

NOTE: All classes are 60 minutes in duration.

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

Weekly schedule

WeekWeek CommencingNote
16th Sept 2021First Week
213th Sept 2021
320th Sept 2021
427th Sept 2021
54th Oct 2021
611th Oct 2021
718th Oct 2021
N/A25th Oct 2021Mid-Term
81st Nov 2021
98th Nov 2021
1015th Nov 2021
1122nd Nov 201
1229th Nov 2021
136th Dec 2021
1413th Dec 2021
N/A20th Dec 2021Christmas
N/A27th Dec 2021Christmas
N/A3rd Jan 2022Christmas
1510th Jan 2022
1617th Jan 2022Installment Due
1724th Jan 2022
1831st Jan 2022
197th Feb 2022
2014th Feb 2022
NA21st Feb 2022Mid-Term
2128th Feb 2022
227th March 2022
N/A14th March 2022St. Patrick's Day
2321st March 2022
2428th March 2022
254th April 2022
N/A11th April 2022Easter
N/A18th April 2022Easter
2625th April 2022
272nd May 2022
289th May 2022
2916th May 2021Final Week

 

Online Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Irish (Higher)
18:45Maths (Higher)
18:45Spanish (Higher)
Wednesday18:45Science (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)
Thursday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45Irish (Higher)
Friday17:30Maths (Higher)
17:30Science (Common)
18:45English (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Saturday9:00Irish (Higher)
9:00French (Higher)
9:00Business (Higher)
9:00English (Higher)
Saturday10:15Irish (Higher)
10:15Maths (Higher)
10:15Science (Common)
Saturday11:30Irish (Higher)
Saturday11:45English (Higher)
11:45Maths (Higher)
11:45Science (Common)

Number of SubjectsPrice
1 Subject€850
2 Subjects€1,455
3 Subjects€1,865
Each Subsequent Subject€410

Fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced throughout the year at the following increments:

  • Week 1 – 4: 100% of base fee applied.
  • Week 5 – 10: 90% of base fee applied.
  • Week 11 – 16: 80% of base fee applied.
  • Week 17 – 29: 70% of base fee applied.

Onsite and online fees will be the same.  Premium will apply for the two-instalment payment option (10%).

Please note:

  • 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 10% on fees that are paid in installments.
    • Installment 1 – price at booking
    • Installment 2 – 17th January 2022
  • 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.