Weekly Grinds for 2nd Year Students

Live online and classroom-based grinds to help 2nd Year students achieve greater academic success.

***EARLY BOOKING OFFER***

Book before 26th September to receive FREE access to our new Elevate Programme (Value: €365).

Join our 2nd year students from all over Ireland who attend our weekly grinds classes to boost their academic performance.

2nd year Students attending our weekly grinds receive:

  • Access to expert teachers
  • Answers to their questions
  • Notes that work
  • Recordings of all live classes to rewatch right up to the end of the 2023 Junior Cycle exams
  • FREE elevate Study Skills programme

Our formula for success:

Expert Teachers + Exam Focused Notes + Live Class Recordings = Better Academic Results

***EARLY BOOKING OFFER***

Students who enrol in our weekly grinds programme before 26 September 2022 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.

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

 

Science (C)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best possible results in their Junior Cycle Science exam. Emphasis will also be placed on the Nature of Science skills required to succeed when completing the second year CBA assessment : Extended Experimental Investigations.

Topics from:

  • Nature of Science
    – Lab. Safety & apparatus
    – Reliability, accuracy, precision, fairness & ethics.
    – Experimental design.
    – Analysis of data to identify patterns and relationships, identifying anomalous observations,   draw and justify conclusions.
    – The role of science in society.
    – Science and the media.
  • Earth & Science.
    – Cycling of mater, including that of Carbon and Water.
    – Modeling the Earth, Moon and Sun.
    – Comparing the Earth with other planets and moons in the solar system.
    – Different energy sources; formulating and communicating an informed view of ways that current and future energy needs on Earth can be met.
  • Physical World.
    – Patterns and relationships between physical observables including Density, Speed, velocity, acceleration and Force.
    – Technological applications of physics in terms of scientific, societal and environmental impact.
    – Electricity and electronic circuits.
  • Chemical world.
    – Atomic structure.
    – Prediction of the ratio of atoms in compounds of two elements.
    – Solubilities, conductivity, melting points and boiling points.
    – Effect of variables on the rate of chemical reactions including the production of common gases and biochemical reactions.
    – Acids and bases.
  • Biological World.
    – The structure, function, and interactions of the organs of the human digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.
    – Ecology and habitat study.
    – An evaluation of the effect of inherited factors and environmental factors including nutrition/ lifestyle choices on human health.
    – The role of micro-organisms in human health.

 

Maths (H)

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

  • September – October Mid-Term
    Number Theory.
    Integers.
    Rational Numbers.
    Financial Maths.
  • November – Christmas
    Ratios, Rates and Proportions.
    Financial Maths.
    The Coordinate Plane.
    The Line.
  • January – February Mid-Term
    Geometry.
  • February – Easter
    Algebra.
  • Easter – Summer
    Statistics.
    Probability.
    Sets.

 

Irish (H)

This course aims to fully prepare students for all aspects of the Junior Cycle Higher Level Irish exam.

Topics From:

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension including key vocabulary
  • Composition
  • All aspects of grammar with focus on material relevant to the exam
  • Exam Technique
  • Discussion of the Classroom-Based Assessments

 

English (H)

This course is designed to introduce students to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle English course. Classes prioritise the three strands of learning outcomes on the new English Junior Cycle syllabus: Oral Language, Reading and Writing

  • Class Based Assessments (CBA1 & CBA2)
    Oratory skills, research, preparation, writing speeches, debates and presentations (CBA1).
    Reflection and personal writing (CBA2).
  • Portfolio
    Writing and how students can improve in this area.
    Syntax, vocabulary, grammar, tone, register & structure.
  • Examination preparation
    Time management.
    Planning.
    Structuring answers.
    General exam tips.

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

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: 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 link to access their chosen subjects through our online student platform, Moodle.  Login credentials will be sent in advance of the course start date.

 

Q: How are online classes hosted?

A: All online classes are hosted live on Microsoft Teams. The links to the weekly classes are accessed via Moodle. Students must sign into both Moodle and MS Teams with the @instituteofeducation.ie login credentials sent to the student.

 

Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: Each online class is taught live with the teacher and class group as per the timetable. Recordings of each class will be available after each live class is completed.  These can then be replayed as a revision aid until the end of June 2023.

 

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

A: Yes, recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed.  All classes are also recorded live. You will be able to re-watch, pause and rewind the class recordings as often as you wish, making them an invaluable revision aid. The live recordings will be available until the end of the state exams in 2023.

 

Q: Are there any specific requirements for attending online classes?

A: We advise that all students enrolling in our online classes have access to the following:

    • Access to a reliable Wi-Fi service
    • Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet or similar device (We would recommend not to use a mobile phone)
    • Headphone/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: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of classes at Leeson Street?

A: Yes, Students can enrol in a mixture of classes online and at Leeson Street

 

Q: Are the class notes available online?

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

 

Q: If I am doing weekly classes, can I change my choice of students or class time during the year?

A: Yes, we will allow class changes up to Easter, subject to available places.  Please contact our office to arrange any changes on 01-661 3511.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.

 

Q: How much is the fee per subject?

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

 

Q: Can I cancel my classes and get a refund?

A: Yes. Note: Classes are taught for 29 weeks. A refund (or partial refund) can be given for requests made on or before Week 17, 28th January 2023. A request for a refund can be made by contacting our office on 01 6613511 or helpdesk@instituteofeducation.ie

 

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

A: Yes. There are 29 weeks (29 classes) of tuition between September and May. Students will have 1 class per subject booked per week.

 

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

A: Yes, the classes schedule generally follows the normal school calendar with breaks at mid-terms, Christmas & Easter.  Please refer to the timetable for more details.

 

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. The website will always show the current pricing.

 

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: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?

A: Our classes run in a more lecture style than most students might be used to in school, but they are also interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions and contributing 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:  Yes, Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

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 2023.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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 remember to bring it with you every week.

 

OUR LOCATION:

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: Are my onsite classes recorded?

A: Yes, All classes, whether online or onsite, are recorded and available to students to watch back online for revision. All students will be sent login details for our student platform; Moodle, where they can watch back any of their classes.

 

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

A: Yes, you can enrol in a combination of onsite and online classes.

 

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. We will allow class changes up to Easter, subject to available places. Please contact our office to arrange any changes on 01-661 3511

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.

 

Q: How much is the fee per subject?

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

 

Q: Can I cancel my classes and get a refund?

A: Yes. Note: Classes are taught for 29 weeks. A refund (or partial refund) can be given for requests made on or before Week 17, 28th January 2023. A request for a refund can be made by contacting our office on 01 6613511 or helpdesk@instituteofeducation.ie

 

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

A: There are 29 weeks (29 classes) of tuition between September and May. Students will have one class per subject booked per week.

 

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. The website will always show the most up-to-date pricing

 

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, the classes schedule generally follows the normal school calendar with breaks at mid-terms, Christmas & Easter. Please refer to the timetables tab for more details.

 

Q: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?

A: Our classes run in a more lecture style than most students might be used to in school, but they are also interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions and contributing 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 classes each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May.  Students can catch up on what they have missed by reviewing the previous class recordings and notes.

 

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

 

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 2022/23.

NOTE: All classes are 60 minutes in duration.

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

Weekly schedule

WeekWeek CommencingNote
15th Sept 2022First Week
212th Sept 2022
319th Sept 2022
426th Sept 2022
53rd Oct 2022
610th Oct 2022
717th Oct 2022
824th Oct 2022
N/A31st Oct 2022Mid-Term
97th Nov 2022
1014th Nov 2022
1121st Nov 2022
1228th Nov 2022
135th Dec 2022
1412th Dec 2022
N/A19th Dec 2022Christmas
N/A26th Dec 2022Christmas
N/A2nd Jan 2023Christmas
159th Jan 2023
1616th Jan 2023
1723rd Jan 2023
1830th Jan 2023
196th Feb 2023St. Brigid's Bank Holiday*
N/A13th Feb 2023Mid-Term
2020th Feb 2023
2127th Feb 2023
226th March 2023
N/A14th March 2023St. Patrick's Day
2320th March 2023
2427th March 2023
N/A3rd April 2023Easter
N/A10th April 2023Easter
2517th April 2023
2624th April 2023
271st May 2023May Bank Holiday**
288th May 2023
2915th May 2023Final Week

*Classes will be taught on Bank Holiday Monday 6th Feb ’23
**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May’23. Classes will be taught instead on Monday 22nd May.

 

Online Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday18:45Maths (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45Irish (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Science (Common)
Thursday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Saturday9:00Maths (Higher)
10:15English (Higher)
11:30Irish (Higher)
12:45Science (Common)

Number of SubjectsPrice
1 Subject€927
2 Subjects€1,586
3 Subjects€2,033
Each Subsequent Subject€447

Onsite and online fees are the same.

All students joining our weekly classes now will receive access to recordings of all the classes for which they have enrolled.  In addition, they will have access to recordings of the classes that have already taken place since the start of the course. This is an invaluable aid when it comes to revision.

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.
  • Fees are non-transferable.