3rd Year
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About these Free Courses

This August and September, we are holding Free 2.5-Hour Preparation Courses. Students can avail of 7.5 hours of tuition by attending up to three courses – valued at €180 – completely free of charge.

Students who attend these courses will receive:

  • Multiple booklets of our renowned study notes.
  • 7.5 hours of tuition with Ireland’s leading teachers.
  • Advice on how to master the critically important marking scheme. Knowing this by September will ensure that students’ study time during the year is as efficient as possible, as they will be shown how to spot what the examiner is looking for.

Course dates & location

Courses begin on Tuesday 15th August and run until Sunday 3rd September. See timetable tab for full details of dates and times.

All courses will take place in Stillorgan Plaza, Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. For detailed directions and a map, click here.

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 successfully manage the probable exam questions.

This course concentrates 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.

Irish

In this Irish course, students will be shown how to pick up as many marks as possible without wasting any time. They will receive clear, concise and quality notes that are easy to understand.

About the teacher: Séadhan Perry is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. His teaching style is focused on covering the curriculum in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions.

Séadhan is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject.

Maths

By the time you leave this Maths course, you will have received past and likely exam questions, including fully worked solutions. You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called the Holy Grail, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme.

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.

Science

This Science course will ensure students get the most marks possible in a tricky, no-choice exam. Students will study questions from topics throughout the course, and will go home confident in the material covered.

About the Teacher: David Lewis' ability to relate to students, engaging with them in ways that put students at ease, results in his students gaining a greater understanding of the Science syllabus. As an examination corrector, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks. He is the author of several sample examination papers.

Subject
Level
Day
Time
Location
English
(Higher)
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August
10am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August
10am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths
(Higher)
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Science
(Higher)
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

Course Fees:


  • FREE