6th Year
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At The Dublin School of Grinds we offer free trials in all our weekly grind subjects (select your year from the menu).

These free classes 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 three subjects.

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

Accounting

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

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.

Agricultural Science as an Extra Subject

Leaving Cert Agricultural Science, or “Ag Science”, looks at the science and technology of farming. The subject has grown in popularity in recent years as Agriculture has become one of the major growth sectors in our economy, providing many jobs.

Many students are now taking Ag Science up as an extra subject outside of school because:

  • The course is short and easily covered in a year
  • There is excellent overlap for students already studying Biology and/or Geography
  • Continuous assessment of the practical elements of the course accounts for 25% of the overall mark
  • It is recognised as a Laboratory Science subject for almost all 3rd Level courses, including Nursing

The Dublin School of Grinds will provide students with everything they need to maximise their marks in the practical and written aspects of this course, from detailed and comprehensive study notes to dedicated field trips.

Practical Portfolios will be worked on within class time and as part of the course, students will undertake laboratory experiments and two farm visits.

Students attending this course receive the following:

  • A weekly 75-minute class
  • Two mock exams
  • Two farm visits
  • All necessary laboratory practicals
  • An intensive, 5-day Easter Revision Course, taking place during the Easter holidays.

Course Content

The following topics are covered:

  • Animal Diseases
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Production (Cattle, Sheep, Pigs)
  • Classification of Organisms
  • Crop Production
  • Fertilisers, Pollution & the Environment
  • Genetics
  • Grassland
  • Plant Physiology
  • Soil Science

The Exam

75% of the marks go for the written paper examining the topics above.

The other 25% is based on an assessment of your work. Your teacher is required to grade you. An external assessor will then validate your teacher’s grades, usually in May of 6th Year.

This assessment of work can be broken into three parts:

  1. Identification of plant and animal types associated with agriculture (usually a written exam or interview where you must identify 5 plants and their respective families and 10 animals and describe their importance to agriculture.
  2. Practical experience with crops, livestock, house and farmyard layouts. This usually takes the form of a written project.
  3. Investigations and experiments relating to ecology, soil science, animal physiology, plant physiology, genetics and microbiology are carried out. These are normally recorded in a lab copy which is then assessed, sometimes in conjunction with an interview.

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

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

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

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

Sinead Nolan 6th Year Chemistry Grinds in Dublin

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.

   
Lynn Anderson

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

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

 

Michael Ruaidhri Deasy 6th Year English Grinds in DublinAbout the Teacher: Michael Ruaidhrí Deasy is the Head English teacher at The Dublin School of Grinds. He has been an advisor to some of Ireland's leading textbook publishers regarding the new English Syllabus, and has worked for The State Examinations Commission. In recent Leaving Certificate results, 36% of Michael Ruaidhrí's students achieved an A1. Nationwide, this figure was just 4%. This can be explained by his ability to teach English as a formula that every student can follow, eliminating the air of mystery, and sometimes confusion, around the subject and its marking scheme.

 
   

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

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

About the Teacher: Wesley Hammond's 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

These Grinds will help 6th year German students achieve the best possible result in their Leaving Cert exam. 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)

Significant time is dedicated to preparing for the Oral Examination. This preparation includes:

  • Free mock oral examinations during the year, one taking place before Christmas and one after. Each student is given a feedback sheet
  • Oral exam preparation starts at the beginning of the academic year

 

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

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

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.  

Irish for Primary School Teaching

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)

Robert Browne 6th Year Maths Grinds in Dublin About the teacher: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students' interest and is renowned for giving students confidence they thought wasn't there. He is a vastly experienced teacher, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin. His experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He has appeared in the media leading discussions on Maths, syllabus content, teaching methods and exams. Robert teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students.  


Colm Hanratty copyAbout the teacher: Colm Hanratty has established himself as one of the leading teachers 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, Colm is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which Maths students frequently lose marks for. He is popular amongst students due to his ability to stimulate their interest in the subject.

Maths (H) Fast Paced

In the fast paced class more time is spent on more challenging questions and methods, and a little less time on the more basic procedures. However, the topics are covered at the same rate in all classes. In all classes, students are encouraged to ask questions when issues arise.

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)

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.

Physics

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

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)
Thursdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Agricultural Science
(Higher)
Thursdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Agricultural Science as an Extra Subject
(Higher)
Thursdays
8:15pm-9:30pm [FULLY BOOKED]
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Applied Maths
(Higher)
Thursdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Biology
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Business
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
12:15pm-1:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Chemistry
(Higher)
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Economics
(Higher)
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
English
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
French
(Higher)
Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Geography
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
German
(Higher)
Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
History
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish for Primary School Teaching
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (H)
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Tuesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursdays (Fast Paced)
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
12:15pm-1:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (H) Fast Paced
(Higher)
Thursdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths (O)
(Ordinary)
Tuesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Physics
(Higher)
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Wednesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Spanish
(Higher)
Wednesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

THESE CLASSES ARE FREE.