Weekly Grinds for 3rd Year Students

Live online and classroom-based grinds to help 3rd Year students prepare with confidence for the 2023 Junior Cycle Exams.

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

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Join our 3rd year students from all over Ireland who attend our weekly grinds classes to achieve success in the 2023 Junior Cycle Exams.

3rd year Students attending our weekly grinds receive:

  • Access to expert teachers
  • Answers to their questions
  • Exam focused notes
  • Exam strategies & examiner insights
  • 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

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***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:

 

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.

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: 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.  Only those details sent to you will enable you to successfully access classes online.

 

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 grinds 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: 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: 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 2023.

 

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: 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. Please 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 of tuition (29 classes) between September and May. Students will have 1 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 current and most up-to-date 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: 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: 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 I have 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.

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

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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 mixture of online classes and onsite classes in Leeson Street.

 

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

A: Yes, fees are reduced three 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: 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 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: 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
Monday17:30Maths (Higher)
17:30Science (Common)
18:45English (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Irish (Higher)
18:45Maths (Higher)
18:45Spanish (Common)
Wednesday18:45English (Higher)
Thursday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45Irish (Higher)
18:45Science (Common)
Friday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

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