Weekly Grinds for 5th 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 making them an invaluable and essential revision aid. The live recordings will be available to our students until the end of the state exams in 2022. The school data policy is available 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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5th 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:

 

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 for 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

 

Classical Studies (H)

Topic information for Classical Studies will be provided soon.

 

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 is designed to help student prioritise work that needs to be done in preparation for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level History exam in June 2022 in an organised and structured way. In the first term of Sixth Year, emphasis will be given over to the USA History course and the three documents case studies from the Northern Ireland module.

The four Leaving Cert History course modules that feature are

  • The United States and the World, 1945-1989
  • Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945
  • Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993
  • Sovereignty and Partition, 1912-1949

Topics from Irish and European History

Irish History

Module 1: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993. (Compulsory Documents Case Study Section) Emphasis will be given to the three document case studies. Other areas of the course will also feature to enable the student to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of events that influenced each of the case study topics.

  • Cultural identity and symbolism in Northern Ireland.
  • Case Study: The Apprentice Boys of Derry.
  • The O’Neill era.
  • Case Study: The Coleraine University controversy.
  • The Civil Rights Movement.
  • The outbreak of the Troubles and the collapse of Stormont, 1969-1972.
  • Case Study: The Sunningdale Agreement 1973.
  • Impact of the Troubles on Northern Ireland and political efforts that tried to establish peace.


Module 2: Sovereignty and Partition, 1920-1949

During parts of Term 1 and most of Term 2 core course material will be revised from the Sovereignty & Partition module; the topics that will get most emphasis from this module will be taught as intended targets for the 2022 state exam paper as well as being designed to allow students gain insight into the key events and personalities from this era.

  • Unionist resistance to Home Rule, 1912-1914.
  • The 1916 Rising.
  • The rise of new Sinn Féin, 1916-1918.
  • The War of Independence.
  • Case Study: The Treaty Negotiations.
  • The contribution of Countess Markievicz, Padraig Pearse, Arthur Griffith, and Michael Collins to Irish affairs.
  • Socio-economic developments in the Irish Free State.
  • Case Study: The 1932 Eucharistic Congress.
  • Social morality in the Irish Free State.
  • Law and Order in the Irish Free State.
  • Steps to assert Irish sovereignty, 1922-1949.
  • Anglo-Irish relations, 1922-1949.
  • The path to partition, 1912-1949.
  • The contribution of Cosgrave and de Valera to Irish affairs.
  • Case Study: The Belfast bombings, 1941 and a comparative analysis with the war experience in Dublin.


European History

Module 1: The United States and the World, 1945-1989

Topics that will feature from the USA module include:

  • The growth of the US economy after World War II.
  • How economic growth changed the way people lived.
  • The changing role of women in the USA.
  • Urban crime and poverty.
  • Background to racial conflict and tension in the United States.
  • Case Study: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956.
  • The contribution of Martin Luther King to US affairs and key Civil Rights legislation.
  • Black militancy, urban riots and blaxploitation.
  • Overview of US foreign policy, 1945-1961.
  • The Age of Consensus.
  • Case Study: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War.
  • US military tactics in the Vietnam War and the impact on society.
  • The collapse of the Age of Consensus.
  • The contribution of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson to US affairs.
  • Case Study: The Moon Landing, 1969.
  • The era of détente, 1969-1979.
  • Advances in military and information technology.
  • The Reagan era and the end of the Cold War, 1980-1989.

 

Module 2: Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945

During parts of Term 1 and most of Term 2 core course material will be revised from the Dictatorship and Democracy module; the topics that will get most emphasis from this module will be taught as intended targets for the 2022 state exam paper as well as being designed to allow students gain insight into the key events and personalities from this era.

Topics that feature from the Dictatorship and Democracy module include:

  • Mussolini’s Italy.
  • The Weimar Republic.
  • The Rise of Hitler, his totalitarian regime, and life in Nazi Germany.
  • Nazi Propaganda.
  • Case Study: The Nuremberg Rallies.
  • The characteristics of fascism.
  • Fascism and the Church.
  • Britain between the Wars.
  • Case Study: The Jarrow March
  • Stalin’s Russia – ‘Fear and Transformation’.
  • Case Study: Stalin’s Show Trials.
  • Propaganda in Stalin’s Russia.
  • France between the Wars.
  • Víchy France.
  • Anglo American Culture and developments in cinema, 1920-1945.

Key personalities, core course content and material outside the syllabus will be analysed to give the student extra insight and understanding of these modules to aim for the higher grades in the state exams.

Throughout the year, students will gain access to data, content and personalities that often do not feature in mainstream textbooks. The students will have a stronger grasp of each course topic and a greater range of content with which to answer any exam question.

Information and tips regarding managing content, effective writing and essay structure will be referred to throughout the year.

Students will be instructed how to address and effectively answer the compulsory documents section of the exam paper.

 

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 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

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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?

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 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; 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 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. Please contact our office to arrange this on 01 661 3511.

 

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 75 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
Monday17:30English (Higher)
17:30Maths (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Geography (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Chemistry (Higher)
19:00French (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Spanish (Higher)
17:30Irish (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Thursday17:30French (Higher)
17:30Classical Studies (Higher)
19:00German (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Friday19:00English (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
Saturday9:00Geography (Higher)
10:30Biology (Higher)
12:00History (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

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

Number of SubjectsPrice
1 Subject€960
2 Subjects€1,650
3 Subjects€2,100
Each Subsequent Subject€450

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.