5th Year
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The Dublin School of Grinds has decided to run FREE Revision Courses from 2nd – 13th January. Students can avail of 6 hours of tuition by attending up to three courses, totally free of charge.

Students who attend these courses will receive:
> Multiple booklets of our H1 study notes.
> Six hours of expert tuition with Ireland’s leading teachers.
> Past and probable exam questions that are likely to appear in this year’s State Examinations.

Our sole purpose is to maximise students’ CAO points, so with only five months left until the exams, don’t miss out on your chance to maximise grades. Join the hundreds of students already ensuring that they get enough points for their dream college course.

Note 1: Students who attended a subject for a previous Free Course are unable to sign up to a Free Revision Course in that particular subject. However, students can attend any other 3 subjects.

Note 2: These courses will book out, so early booking is crucial.

Accounting

This course will expose students to the two Financial Accounting sections on the exam paper, in addition to the important Management Accounting section. A key element will be to focus on the previous exam questions and also on how to pick up easy marks. Each student will also receive a full set of notes, which will be essential to improving exam grades.

 

Paul Conway About the teacher: Paul Conway is one of the leading Accounting teachers in Ireland and is highly experienced in guiding students to exam success. His unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the marking scheme and syllabus content. He is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which students frequently lose marks and is known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject.

Agricultural Science

Note: This is a 6th Year course which 5th Year students are welcome to attend.

The key focus of this course will be to examine the topics highly probable to appear in June 2017, such as Soils, Genetics, Animal and Crop production, experiments and scientific explanations. This course will also provide an extensive insight into good answering technique in order to maximise your marks and improve your grades.

About the teacher: Iain Wallace has spent 15 years teaching Agricultural Science. In this time he has built up considerable experience in the subject working as a local facilitator for the Professional Development Service for Teachers and editing study notes for the Irish Farmers Journal weekly study guides. He utilises this experience to enable his students to master the course content, key answering skills and techniques needed in order to maximise grades.

Applied Maths

With the Applied Maths syllabus not having changed in decades, this is a subject that can be rigorously trained for. By attending this course, students will have an intimate knowledge of what to expect in the exam in June 2018, with a particular emphasis on the marking scheme and question appearance this year.

About the teacher: Kieran Mills' experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject. Kieran has 25 years' experience teaching. He has co-written several books, including The Power of Maths series of Junior and Leaving Certificate Textbooks, trusted by thousands of students around the country. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Maths for RTÉ Radio.  

Biology

Students attending this course will receive a tailored set of notes, called the Bankers Bible, which can be learned off by heart. This set of notes can be worth up to one quarter of the Biology exam. You will also benefit greatly from a set of notes called ‘How to beat the Examiner’, which outlines how to benefit from a deep understanding of the marking scheme.

About the Teacher: Wesley Hammond has established himself as the leading Biology teacher in Ireland. His unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the marking scheme and syllabus content. As an examination corrector, Wesley is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.

Business

Students will be given a valuable insight into the marking scheme, focusing on how answers must be structured. This course is essential for 5th year students as it helps prevent them from developing any bad habits in answering questions.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head of the Business Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. He is the author of the Leaving Certificate Business Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

Chemistry

Topics in this course are specifically chosen to ensure maximum preparation for the exam in June 2018. Past and possible Leaving Certificate questions will be provided, along with solutions. Strategies to maximise grades will be given, with particular emphasis on the marking scheme.

About the Teacher: Sinéad Nolan is the Head of the Chemistry Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. With over 10 years' experience, Sinéad has taught students who have achieved full marks (400/400 = 100%) in their Leaving Certificate Examination.  

Economics

The course will exploit the predictable nature of the Micro-economics element of the exam, whilst also forecasting the areas and issues the examiner is likely to question in the equally important Macro-economics section.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head Economics teacher at The Dublin School of Grinds. In 2012, just 3% of students nationwide got an A1 in Leaving Certificate Economics; however, 32% of Rónán's students achieved A1s. Rónán is the author of the Leaving Certificate Economics Revision textbook, and is a popular  teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

English

This English course focuses on building the techniques that the examiner expects you to be able to both use and analyse. You will be confident that you have our formula, with which to navigate the probable exam questions.

This course focuses on firstly building an awareness of what the examiner wants and then providing the confidence to be able to supply it. As our teachers have said over the years: It is a myth that English can’t be trained for.

Gavin CowzerAbout the teacher: Gavin Cowzer is regarded as a leading English teacher in this country. Having developed a passion for this subject, including obtaining a Master’s degree, Gavin’s teaching style is focused on covering the syllabus in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions. His experience correcting exams gives his students an edge in a subject which is often assumed to be an art. However it is clear that there is a strict science behind doing well in the English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact.

French

By the time you leave this course you will possess a host of past and likely exam questions, including full solutions. There will be a heavy emphasis on your game plan for the exam and a focus on the Chief Examiner’s reports and marking schemes.

About the Teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks, and is a member of the French Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

Geography

Note: This is a 6th Year course which 5th Year students are welcome to attend.

By the end of this course, you will have multiple essays with 15 SRPs in each. You will receive a pull-out sheet at the end of each essay in which you can write your 15 SRPs using the notes and a trigger-word section.

About the Teacher: Wesley Hammond has established himself as the leading Biology teacher in Ireland. His unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the marking scheme and syllabus content. As an examination corrector, Wesley is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.

German

By the time you leave this course, you will possess a host of past and likely exam questions, including full solutions. There will be a major emphasis on your game plan for the exam and a focus on the Chief Examiner’s reports and marking schemes. We provide you with a host of past and potential exam questions along with the solutions. There will be emphasis put on your plan leading up the the exam and a focus placed on the following topics:

  • Fundamental knowledge of grammar put into practice in the writing techniques needed for the examination.
  • Reading Comprehensions (exam techniques & content)
  • Oral Exam Preparation topic by topic 
  • Aural Comprehension (exam technique & vocabulary)

 

 

About the Teacher: Genevieve Farrell is the head German teacher at the Dublin School of Grinds. She has 14 years experience teaching German and is the author of "Complete German Grammar" text book. Her unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the German syllabus.

History

Note: This is a 6th Year course which 5th Year students are welcome to attend.

The History course prioritises essential key content and the most important personalities from course topics. Exam strategy that promotes time-management and awareness of the marking scheme will be addressed. Also, good essay writing technique will be explained with sample essays to demonstrate how higher grades can be achieved. A concise set of notes will be provided for each student and a glossary of key terms will supplement each Case Study.

About the teacher: With over 16 years of teaching experience, Kieran Roche brings his extensive experience as a History expert to The Dublin School of Grinds. Kieran has worked for the State Examination Commission as both a corrector and an examiner, giving him a unique insight into the State Exams. As well as his work for the State Examination Commission, Kieran has been published in, and regularly contributes to, History Ireland Magazine. 48% of Kieran’s students achieved an A1 grade in a recent Leaving Certificate Examination. Nationwide, just 7% of students received an A1. 

Irish

Students will get notes on the composition covering the most common questions. The course will cover simple shortcuts to help students raise their grade along with guidance on how to avoid the common mistakes made. Students will also be given guidance on what areas to prioritise in 5th Year along with a breakdown of the marks allocated for each section.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the author of several Irish textbooks, is an experienced Irish speaker and has taught at a Gaelscoil. He is a popular teacher amongst students because of his ability for instilling confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.  

Maths (H)

This course is extremely exam-focused, with a huge emphasis on taking advantage of the marking scheme. Students will receive a set of notes, including fully worked solutions, accounting for up to 10% of the whole course.

Kieran Mills Applied Maths Grinds in DublinAbout the teacher: Kieran Mills' experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject. Kieran has 25 years' experience teaching. He has co-written several books, including The Power of Maths series of Junior and Leaving Certificate Textbooks, trusted by thousands of students around the country. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Maths for RTÉ Radio.

     

Maths (O)

With Project Maths beginning to settle, predictable trends are now being identified. We will show you the shortcuts to take full advantage of this. Each student will also receive a full set of notes, with solutions, which will be essential to improving exam grades.

About the Teacher: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin School of Grinds. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in Maths.

Physics

In this course, Physics will be broken down to its fundamentals. It will be shown that the Physics course is no more advanced than Junior Cert standard Maths and that the learning of definitions and experiments go a long way to ensuring a top grade in the exam.

About the Teacher: Kieran Mills has 25 years' experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. He is also the co-author of the Physics Experiment Book, which is given free of charge to all Physics students at The Dublin School of Grinds. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

Spanish

This course focuses on manipulating the exam to your advantage. Firstly, this course focuses on building an awareness of what the examiner wants and then on providing the confidence to be able to supply it. You will learn what your examiner is looking for and be given notes on key topics.

About the teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks and is a member of the Spanish Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

Subject
Level
Day
Time
Location
Accounting
(Higher)
Saturday 13th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 11th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Agricultural Science
(Higher)
Monday 8th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Applied Maths
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesday 9th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Biology
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Monday 8th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 11th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Business
(Higher)
Wednesday 3rd January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Chemistry
(Higher)
Thursday 4th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Economics
(Higher)
Friday 12th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
English
(Higher)
Thursday 4th January
12:30pm-2:30pm (fully booked)
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 5th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 6th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesday 9th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
French
(Higher)
Monday 8th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 11th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Geography
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 6th January
12:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 12th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
German
(Higher)
Tuesday 2nd January
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 4th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
History
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
10:00am - 12:00pm (FULLY BOOKED)
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 11th January
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Wednesday 3rd January
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 4th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 6th January
10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (H)
(Higher)
Thursday 4th January
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 6th January
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Monday 8th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursday 11th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 12th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 13th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (O)
(Ordinary)
Thursday 4th January
12:30pm-2:30pm (fully booked)
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 5th January
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 12th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Physics
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
2:45pm-4:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Spanish
(Higher)
Friday 5th January
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 10th January
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

THESE COURSES ARE FREE.

Why free? These courses are provided to offer students an insight into the unrivalled exam preparation delivered at The Dublin School of Grinds. Our teachers have designed these courses to eliminate students’ worries about the upcoming State Examinations by increasing their knowledge of the critically important marking scheme and improving their examination techniques. Our teachers instil confidence in students, enabling them to return to school after the Christmas break with the correct mindset and a clear focus on what the Examiner and the syllabus require students to study.