4th Year
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The Dublin School of Grinds provides weekly 4th Year grinds in Maths. Grinds are 75 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment. Our grinds give students a head-start before they move to the Leaving Certificate cycle in 5th and 6th Year.

Transition Year is often specified as “a year of broad educational experience with a view to the attainment of increased maturity”. However, these grinds offer students a head-start on Project Maths, with the main focus being on the building blocks of the syllabus.

With no major school examinations or homework during Transition Year in school, these grinds offer students the chance to get in the correct frame of mind for the Leaving Certificate Curriculum – without being too demanding – since grinds are provided just once per week.

Note: A bonus of 25 CAO points is offered to any student achieving 38% or more in their Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Examination.

Weekly grinds also include a special one-on-one service to all students, for a period of time before or after every class. This is a specialised, individual service, which we encourage all our students to take advantage of.

The foundation of our weekly grinds is ‘exam focus’. Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject, and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing students’€™ exam performance.

Note: As well as the 4th Year Maths class, which is a specifically designed course for Transition Year students, the 5th Year subjects are also suitable for 4th Years to attend. These subjects are: Applied Maths, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Irish and Spanish.

Weekly grinds commence the week of Monday 5th September. If you wish to discuss this further, please call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

Update: From September 2016, weekly grinds will take place in two new locations. Weekly grinds on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will take place in Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange (located on the 46A bus route). Weekly grinds on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will take place in Alexandra College, Milltown (located on the LUAS Green Line).


The Mathematics Department of The Dublin School of Grinds has designed the 4th Year grinds to cover the foundations of the Higher Level syllabus. This course provides a comprehensive and solid basis for further study in the year ahead. Our tailored classes follow the objectives of the Project Maths Syllabus, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance. Our grinds give students a head-start before their classes get streamed in school.

About Project Maths: Project Maths involves the introduction of a revised syllabus for Mathematics. It involves changes to what students must learn, how they learn it and how they will be assessed. Our Maths Department is at the forefront in teaching the changes to the syllabus, and have become renowned for their expertise in this area.

Carl-BrienAbout 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. 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.

Robert DempseyAbout the Teacher: Robert Dempsey is an experienced teacher who has been guiding students to exam success for many years. His students' exam success has resulted in him becoming one of Ireland’s best known and sought-after Maths teachers. Robert’s ability to relate to students, engaging with them in ways that put them 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.

Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 1 subject and get additional subjects HALF PRICE. Special offer also applies to siblings.

From week beginning 24th April 2017:
1 subject €120      -
2 subjects €180 €60
3 subjects €240 €120

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Note: 1st subject works out at just €30 per week. Each additional subject works out at just €15 per week. Siblings of students may also avail of subjects at just €15 per week.