Academic Year 2020 – 2021 FAQs
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, which we hope will help answer any questions you may have about the current academic year. If you have any additional questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact our main office on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 661 3511.
A: Hugh Brett is head of 4th year for the academic year 2020-2021.
Q: Who is the 5th year head in The Institute of Education for the academic year 2020-2021?
A: Hugh Brett is head of 5th year for the academic year 2020-2021.
Q: Who is the 6th year head in The Institute of Education for the academic year 2020-2021?
A: Liam Dingle is head of 6th year in September 2020.
Q: What time in the morning do classes start?
A: Classes begin at 8.30am or 9.30am depending on a student’s timetable.
Q: May students attend their classes online?
A: Yes, all classes will be streamed and students will be able to follow their timetable from home.
Q: Will all classes be recorded?
A: Yes, all classes are recorded and all students have access to the classes on their timetable.
Q: How long will the recorded classes be available for?
A: The recorded classes will be available for the duration of the academic year.
Q: Is it possible to take all classes online?
A: Yes. Students have the option to enrol as full-time students and attend their full timetable of classes virtually. This option makes it possible for students to be full-time students of our school no matter where they are located.
Q: Will lab classes and home economics classes be recorded?
A: No, lab classes and home economics practicals will not be recorded. Students need to attend these classes as they must participate in the practicals.
Q: How are class notes distributed if a student is studying from home?
A: Students’ notes will be distributed by teachers monthly in school.
Q: Will all students be able to attend all classes in the school every day?
A: Yes in accordance with prevailing public health guidelines.
Q: If I have a query regarding a subject or level is there advice available?
A: The school team are available to assist if you need advice or support regarding subject choice or levels.
Q: Is it possible to change my timetable or choose a different subject to the subjects originally submitted?
A: You will have an opportunity to create your own timetable and there will be flexibility with the timetable at the beginning of the term. You may take up a new subject at the beginning of the year.
Q: How many subjects should I choose to study for Leaving Certificate?
A: Most students choose to study 7 subjects for Leaving Certificate.
Q: How has the school adapted to follow social distancing guidelines
A: The school continues to follow the guidelines issued by the Department of Education and Skills guidelines. A document on the re-opening of the school is available on the school website. Please click here to view>>
Q: Are students required to wear masks in school?
A: Students are required to wear masks when it is not possible to keep a 1m distance in school. Further details are available in The Institute of Education Covi–19 response plan. Students are also required to wear masks when moving through the school campus.
Q: Does the school have hand sanitizers?
A: Yes, there are hand sanitization stations located the school.
Q: What hours is the study hall be open for students in 6th year?
A: The study hall is open from 7.30am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. The study hall is also open on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Q: What hours is the study hall be open for students in 5th year?
A: The study hall is open from 7.30am to 6pm from Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 3.30pm on Friday.
Q: Are students be permitted to use a laptop in study?
A: Yes, students may use a laptop in study.
Q: Are students permitted to use a laptop in class?
A: Yes, students may use a laptop in class.
Q: Is there a computer room in the school?
A: Yes, we have two supervised computer rooms in the school.
Q: Are students permitted to go to the computer rooms during a study period?
A: Yes, students will be given a pass by the study supervisor in the study hall to use the computer room.
Q: What plans has the school put in place to ensure the safety of students from September 2020?
A: We have created extra classrooms and lunchrooms. Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the school. There will be signs throughout the school promoting hand hygiene and cough etiquette. Our full plan for re-opening The Institute of Education in September 2020 is available on our website. Please click here to view>>
Q: What career guidance is available in the school?
A: We have 5 career guidance counsellors available to students in the school. They are available during school hours.
Q: Is there a school canteen?
A: No, we have lunchrooms for students and 5th & 6th year students are permitted to leave the campus at lunchtime.
Q: What time do 4th & 5th year students have lunch?
A: Students in 4th & 5th year have lunch from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Q: What time do 6th year students have lunch?
A: Students in 6th year have lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
At The Institute of Education there are no constraints in terms of subject choice.
With 25 subjects available, students have the flexibility to choose the combination of subjects for the Leaving Certificate that best fits their strengths, interests and future aspirations.
Some subjects are also offered at both a regular and fast-paced learning, to suit different learning styles and abilities.
The Institute of Education is home to a team of talented and highly qualified teachers who encourage an enthusiasm for learning.
Dedicated and experienced, many are authors of widely used Junior Cycle & Leaving Certificate textbooks. Others work as correctors and chief examiners for the State Examinations Commission.
All have a deep understanding of the Irish examination system and are dedicated to helping their students achieve their full potential.