Weekly Grinds for 5th Year Students

Live online and classroom-based grinds to help 5th Year students prepare with confidence for the 2024 Leaving Certificate Exams.

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Join our 5th year students from all over Ireland who attend our weekly grinds classes to help them achieve better academic results.

5th 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 Leaving Certificate exams
  • FREE elevate Study Skills programme

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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:

 

Accounting (H)

Course Outline

The 5th year accounting course has two main objectives. Firstly, to introduce the basic accounting skills and concepts to students as they begin their study of Leaving Certificate accounting. This will serve as an aid for those who have not studied bookkeeping as part of the Junior Cycle Business Studies course and as a refresher for those who have.

The second objective of the course will be to guide students through approximately 75% of the topics on the accounting syllabus. Focus will be placed on continuous practice of exam standard questions with particular emphasis on the marking scheme and how students can maximise their grades in the exam.

All students will receive a comprehensive set of notes including fully worked solutions to the most recent leaving certificate questions. Students will also receive a comprehensive set of notes covering the theory section of the course, which is essential if students hope to achieve a H1 grade in the exam.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Tabular Statements
  • Depreciation of Fixed Assets
  • Club Accounts
  • Service Firm Accounts
  • Farm Accounts
  • CVP Analysis
  • Product and Absorption Costing
  • Final Accounts with adjustments of a sole trader and limited company
  • Ratio Calculation
  • Cash Budgeting
  • Production Budgeting
  • Flexible Budgeting
  • Incomplete Records

 

Applied Maths (H)

The Applied Math’s syllabus covers a variety of topics, designed to solve problems arising in Physics, Computer Science, Business and Finance. This course explores each topic in turn by first explaining the ideas behind, and motivation for the topic at hand, as well as applications to further study and professions. More concrete problems are then tackled, and once a level of proficiency and understanding is achieved focus is shifted to exam papers. Applied Maths assumes knowledge of the Leaving Certificate Maths syllabus, and so special care is taken to introduce topics only after 5th Year students are likely to have covered the necessary material in their own Maths classes.

Topics will be taught from the following list:

  • Networks and Graphs
  • Algorithms and Graphs
  • Project Scheduling
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Units and Vectors
  • Linear Motion
  • Projectiles
  • Newton’s Laws and Connected Particles
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Collisions
  • Circular Motion

Comprehensive notes will be given to students in advance of classes. They are designed not only to be followed during the first contact with a topic, but also to be an adequate revision tool after the fact. Multiple worked examples are provided, as well as questions to be worked through during class time, and optional homework to be completed after each class.

In 6th Year students will complete a project in Applied Maths which accounts for 20% of their final Leaving Cert grade. To prepare for this, over a three week period before Easter students will also complete an Applied Maths project. This will not be on the same topic as that which they need to complete in 6th Year, nor will it be as involved. However, it will be approached in a similar way. Some classwork time will be dedicated to this, both for general instruction and for student questions. However, as these are individual projects most feedback and advice will be given individually to students by email between classes.

 

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)

The Four Strands of Study:

Strand 1. The World of Heroes: Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.

Strand 2. Drama & Spectacle: Greek theatre, Euripides’ Medea, the Roman Games, the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum.

Strand 3. Power & Identity: Alexander the Great.

Strand 4. Gods & Humans: Greek and Roman funerary practices, Greek and Roman temples and religious festivals, philosophy in Plato’s Crito and Horace’s Odes and Epodes.

Assessment: A research essay on an aspect of the ancient world must be completed by January of 6th year. This essay is worth 20% of the final assessment. The remaining 80% comes down to a single two and a half hour exam paper.

These are the books required for both 5th & 6th years:

  1. G. Lloyd, Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Cambridge University Press.
  2. Homer, The Odyssey, Penguin Classics (Must be translated by E.V. Rieu)
  3. Virgil: Selections from the Aeneid, Cambridge University Press, translated by Graham Tingay.

 

English (H)

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

Topics Covered:

Paper 1

  • Detailed explanation of the prescribed language genres, with particular focus on:
    • The Language of Argument
    • The Language of Persuasion
    • The Language of Narration
    • The Aesthetic use of Language
  • Comprehensive analysis of past examination tasks, with focus on how to approach the Reading Comprehension Part A and Part B tasks.
  • Guidelines on the types of questions / tasks set and sample answers provided with a breakdown of the marking scheme.

The Composition task is worth 25% of the final grade. Guidelines and examples will be provided on how to write an effective

  • Personal Essay
  • Speech
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Short Story
  • Descriptive Essay

Paper 2

Single Text – The single text being taught in these classes is William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.

***Please note that significant class time will be given over the preparation of this text, to include analysis of:

  • Past Examination Questions
  • Hamlet’s character
  • Claudius’ character
  • Gertrude’s character
  • The role of minor characters such as Ophelia, Laertes, Horatio and the Ghost
  • Shakespeare’s use of language and imagery
  • The Modern Appeal of the play
  • A number of thematic concerns, including
    • Deception
    • Corruption
    • Loyalty & Betrayal

Comparative Studies

Class will offer guidelines on an approach to:

  • Writing an effective Comparative Essay
  • Past examination questions
  • The three prescribed modes of comparison:
    • Theme & Issue
    • The Cultural Context
    • Literary Genre

Specific notes will be provided on a selection of prescribed comparative texts.

Poetry

Analysis of:

  • Unseen Poetry tasks, including guidelines and sample responses to past questions
  • 6 of the 8 prescribed poets will be taught in class
  • Notes and Sample answers will be provided on all eight of the prescribed poets:
    • Paula Meehan
    • Sylvia Plath
    • Gerald Manley Hopkins
    • Emily Dickinson
    • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
    • William Butler Yeats
    • Seamus Heaney
    • John Donne

 

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 students prioritise their work that needs to be done in preparation for their Leaving Certificate Higher Level History exam. This course is suitable for students who are undertaking History in their school. The course structure, teaching and notes are also applicable for students who wish to study History as an extra subject outside their regular timetable.

Many of the online class sessions will also feature short video clips to add to the learning experience, encourage student engagement and invite questions and discussion.

In the Fifth-Year teaching programme, emphasis is given to two course modules. Where time permits, all three topics from the compulsory documents section of the Leaving Cert exam paper will also be taught.

The three Leaving Cert History modules that feature in Fifth Year are;

  1. Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945. (Compulsory documents section will feature from this module in the 2024 and 2025 state examinations).
  2. Sovereignty and Partition, 1912-1949.
  3. Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993.

 

Module 1: Dictatorship and Democracy, 1920-1945. (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.

  • The Rise of Hitler, his totalitarian regime, and life in Nazi Germany.
  • Nazi Propaganda.
  • Case Study: The Nuremberg Rallies.
  • The characteristics of fascism.
  • 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.

Module 2: Sovereignty and Partition, 1912-1949.

Topics that feature from this Irish module include:

  • 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 role of education, the Irish language and religion in the Irish Free State.
  • 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.

Module 3: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993.

Topics that will feature form the Northern Ireland course module will include:

  • Lord Brookeborough and the emergence of the welfare state in Northern Ireland, 1943-1963.
  • Cultural identity and symbolism in Northern Ireland.
  • Case Study: The Apprentice Boys of Derry.
  • The O’Neill era, 1963-1969.
  • Case Study: The Coleraine University controversy.
  • The Civil Rights Movement, 1967-1969.
  • The outbreak of the Troubles, the collapse of Stormont and Direct Rule, 1969-1972.
  • Case Study: The Sunningdale Agreement 1973.
  • Impact of the Troubles on Northern Ireland and political efforts that tried to establish peace.
  • The contributions of Bernadette Devlin, John Hume, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Paisley, and Seamus Heaney to Northern Irish affairs.
  • The contribution of Capt. Terence O’Neil to Northern Ireland.
  • The contribution of Brian Faulkner to Northern Ireland.
  • How the Troubles impacted on music, sport, and the arts.

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.

Students will also be introduced to the several core-course themes that run through each of the modules. These themes influence the frame-working of exam questions. Knowledge of these themes and how they feature throughout the various course topics will help students achieve a deeper understanding of the subject and ensure they are better prepared for the state examination.

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

 

Maths Through Irish

Clúdaíonn an cúrsa na modhanna, na foirmlí agus na nósanna imeachta riachtanacha go léir a theastaítear i bpáipéir Mhata Ardleibhéil na hArdteistiméireachta chun rath a bhaint amach. Cuirtear nótaí cuimsitheacha ar fáil gach seachtain, le réitigh iomlána.

Ábhair ó:

  • Ailgéabar.
  • Uimhreacha Coimpléascacha.
  • Seichimh & Sraitheanna.
  • Difreáil.
  • An tSuimeáil.
  • Triantánacht.
  • Céimseata Comhordanáideach.
  • An Ciorcal.

Leabhar log agus áireamhán ag teastáil.

 

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 students 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

 

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:

  • General overview of the exam paper.
  • Key grammar points
    – Verbs: present, future, conditional, 3 past tenses, subjunctive, imperative and gerund
    – Some special verbs: gustar, ser and estar
    – Pronouns
  • Reading Comprehension
    – Exam techniques and vocabulary from past papers.
  • Writing
    – Opinion piece (Structure, topics, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions…)
    – Writing techniques for Diary entries and Notes.
    – Sentence building. Work on common errors.
  • Listening comprehension
    – Vocabulary from past papers
    -Vocabulary for the weather report
  • Oral
    – Understanding the oral exam.
    – Interview. Expanding on common topics.
    – Sample answers.
    – Role-plays

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 are the online classes hosted?

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 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: 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 grinds?

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 am attending online classes will I still have access to the notes?

A: Yes, students enrolled in the online classes 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 is it still possible for me to enrol in onsite classes in 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 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 75 minutes.

 

Q: How much is the fee per subject?

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

 

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

A: 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: If I start weekly classes 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 up-to-date pricing.

 

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: Are there any breaks of holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds?

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: Is attendance at weekly classes 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 classes, 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 classes during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what I have missed?

A: Yes, each teacher has their own individual teaching plan for the year and will be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter cannot attend the weekly classes. Can we buy the notes?

A: No, Teaching is a central part of all our courses and classes.  The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of what was covered in class 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 classes online and at 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 75 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 of tuition (29 classes) 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 and 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: 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.

 

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 the curriculum from year to year.

 

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

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that a student only takes on a new subject at the start of the academic year and notify their teacher. Our 6th year program covers each subject in full. Please note that our classes cover the theory of the curriculum and do not carry out any practicals.

 

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

A: The most popular subjects would be: Applied Maths; Economics; Business; Accounting; Classical Studies and Agricultural Science.

Below are the timetables for each of our weekly grinds locations for the Academic Year 2022/23.

NOTE: All classes are 75 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

 

Online Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30English (Higher)
17:30Maths (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
17:30Classical Studies
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00Biology (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Biology (Higher)
17:30Geography (Higher)
17:30Physics (Higher)
19:00Chemistry (Higher)
19:00French (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Irish (Higher)
17:30Spanish (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
19:00Irish (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
Thursday17:30French (Higher)
19:00Applied Maths (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
19:00German (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher)
19:00Maths (Higher) - Through Irish
Friday19:00Biology (Higher)
19:00English (Higher)
Saturday09:00Geography (Higher)
10:30Biology (Higher)
12:00History (Higher)

*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.

 

Leeson Street Timetable

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

Number of SubjectsPrice
1 Subject€1,046
2 Subjects€1,799
3 Subjects€2,289
Each Subsequent Subject€491

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.