1st to 6th Year Grinds at The Institute of Education



Unlock your academic potential with Online Weekly Grinds from Ireland’s most experienced teaching team.

Whether you are studying for Junior Cycle or the Leaving Certificate, enrol at The Institute of Education and start achieving your goals.


Why Choose Online Weekly Grinds at The Institute of Education?

  • Study flexibly from the comfort of home
  • Fully interactive live streamed classes
  • Access to all class recordings throughout the year
  • Exceptional tuition from Ireland’s leading teachers
  • Exam focused comprehensive study notes
  • Proven track record of student success
  • Examiner insights and practical exam strategies



Junior and Senior Cycle Grind Courses

Our online Weekly Grinds cover a wide range of subjects for both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate students.

Choose between core subjects, such as Maths, Irish, English and Biology, or elective subjects such as History, Business and Geography.

Each online weekly grind course is taught by one of our expert educators, through fully interactive live streamed classes. All recordings of classes are fully available online and can be used for in depth revision throughout the year.

Click the buttons below to find out more about our Weekly Grinds and the wide range of subjects available.


Senior Cycle Grinds

Junior Cycle Grinds

Online Weekly Grinds FAQs
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Q: What subjects are available Online?
A: The online subjects available vary between each year group. Take a look at the individual 1st – 6th Year course pages to find out more.


Q: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of onsite classes?
A: You can enrol in other classes at Leeson Street/Killester/Westmanstown.


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: How are the online grinds 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 login credentials sent to the student.


Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?
A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live. 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 2024.


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: Absolutely, 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.  We 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 class?
A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table on each course year page to find out more.


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

A: Yes, though please note: Classes are taught for 29 weeks. A refund (or partial refund) can be given for requests made on or before Week 17, 29th January 2024. A request for a refund can be made by contacting our office on 01 6613511 or


Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?
A: There are 29 weeks of tuition between September and May. Students will have one class per subject booked per week  (29 classes).


Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly classes?

A: The classes schedule generally follows the normal school calendar with breaks at mid-terms, Christmas & Easter.


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 display current and 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: 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 I find out what is yet to be covered on the course and what I have missed?
A: 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.


Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a 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 taking on as an extra subject?
A: The most popular subjects would be: Applied Maths, Business, Accounting, Economics, Agricultural Science and Politics and Society.

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