5th 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.

Accounting

This course gives students an insight into what they can expect in June 2019. A key element will be to focus on the previous exam questions and also on how to pick up easy marks. Each student will 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

The key focus of this course will be to examine the topics highly probable to appear in June 2018, such as Soils, Genetics, Animal and Crop production, experiments and scientific explanations. This course will also provide an extensive insight into effective 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 these grinds, students will have an intimate knowledge of what to expect in the exam in June 2019, with a particular emphasis on the marking scheme and question appearance this year. You will receive comprehensive notes including probable exam questions, as devised and selected by our teacher.

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. Students 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 2019. 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: Lynn Anderson engages with and instils confidence in students, due to her mastery of the Chemistry syllabus. Her experience working as an examiner for the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. Lynn is a committee member of the Dublin branch of the Irish Science Teachers' Association.

Economics

Students will get exam focused notes covering Supply, Demand and Elasticity. This course will provide students with the essential foundations of these important topics, which links into many other sections of the syllabus.

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.  

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: 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.

German

The German exam is notorious for students running out of time. This course will provide students with a strategy on how they can effectively answer certain sections, such as the heavily weighted reading comprehension section, in a time efficient manner. This will allow students more time, which they can apply to the written letter/essay section, where marks can be easily picked up.

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.

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.

     

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)
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Agricultural Science
(Higher)
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Applied Maths
(Higher)
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Biology
(Higher)
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Business
(Higher)
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August
1:15pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Chemistry
(Higher)
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Economics
(Higher)
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
English
(Higher)
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
1:15pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
French
(Higher)
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
6:00pm-7:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
German
(Higher)
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August
10:00am-11:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August
11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (H)
(Higher)
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August
11:45am-1:00pm
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
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Physics
(Higher)
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th August
7:45pm-9:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Spanish
(Higher)
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August
1:15pm-2:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

Course Fees:


  • FREE