3rd Year
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At The Dublin School of Grinds we offer free trials in all our weekly grind subjects. These free trials are provided to offer students an insight into the unrivalled exam preparation delivered by our expert teachers.

Students who attend a free trial will receive a complimentary set of exam focused study notes. We also encourage students to talk to the teacher either before or after the class to address any particular areas with which they may be having trouble.

Students may attend a free trial in up to two subjects.

If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

For students who wish to book more than 2 trials, please call our office on 01 442 4442 to organise extra subjects.

English
Gavin’s unique style of teaching breaks the English subject down by providing systematic tools for students to approach the paper. Using the exam-focused notes student will receive at each weekly grind, this course will help students understand how to effectively prepare for the exam, providing a formulaic approach to dissecting questions in order to maximise their result. As time management can be a big challenge in the state examinations, particularly with the new Junior Certificate English paper, the course will also cover how to identify keywords, outlined in the marking scheme, so that students are confident in addressing all aspects of this paper.
As continuous based assessment is now also a feature of how students are evaluated for English, this course will also practical tips on how students should approach these assignments throughout the year to achieve their best result.

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

Over the course of the academic year, Séadhan will cover all aspects of the Higher Level Junior cert exam with his students. Séadhan will focus on the verbs at the start of the year in the weekly grinds to ensure students have the correct foundation to go on and achieve the best possible results. Students will become very familiar with the more difficult big mark questions such as “An Litir”, “Na Léamhthuiscintí” and “An Scéal”.

Séadhan will cover 5 different poems and  5 different stories to ensure students have a wide variety of content to choose from for the exam in June.

Matthew Collins - Irish teacher and the Dublin School of GrindsAbout the teacher: Matthew Collins' ability to relate to students is complemented by his experience teaching in a Meanscoil Lán-Gaeilge as well as Coláistí Samhraidh during the summer.

Matthew's teaching style has a particular focus on maximising marks in the exam and his in-depth knowledge of the syllabus and marking scheme means he is fully equipped to prepare students to achieve their maximum capabilities.

 

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
The 3rd Year Maths course is designed to ensure that all students maximise their potential. The focus of each class during the year is the exam and how students can excel in that exam. Classes are as interactive as possible and only areas that are examinable are covered.
The students will be given a comprehensive set of notes based on each strand on the syllabus. These notes will also contain a huge number of potential exam questions and the solutions to these questions. These can be used as a stand-alone study tool that will reinforce the students learning from the weekly classes.

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.  


 

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 Project Maths. His teaching methods are unique and are tailored to the Project Maths Syllabus, meaning he is a specialised Project Maths teacher. David is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, and is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus.

Science

These Science grinds 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. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cells, Microscopes,
  • Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table
  • Measurement, Density, Energy
  • States Of Matter
  • Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
  • Solutions & Crystals
  • Breathing & Respiration
  • Circulatory System
  • Excretion
  • Skeleton
  • Magnetism
  • Motion
  • Food, Digestion, Enzymes
  • Forces, Moments, Levers, Centre Of Gravity
  • Heat & Heat Transfer
  • Human Reproduction & Genetics
  • Plant Structure & Transport, Photosynthesis, Tropisms
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Acids & Bases
  • Energy, Power, Work
  • Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide
  • Water, Water Hardness
  • Ecology Principles & Habitat Study
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Sensory System
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Metals, Non-Metals, Plastics
  • Light, Sound

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)
Tuesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Tuesdays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Science
(Higher)
Saturdays
12:15pm-1:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

THESE CLASSES ARE FREE.

For students who wish to book more than 2 trials, please call our office on 01 442 4442 to organise extra subjects.