2nd Year Evening & Saturday Weekly Classes


Wednesday 6 September 2017 – Saturday 19 May 2019*
2nd Year Grinds

*Students may join at any stage throughout the year, subject to vacancies.

For over 40 years, The Institute of Education has been preparing students for the Junior Cert exams. These 2nd year grinds, taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, provide 2nd year 2017/2018 students with consistent, expert tuition throughout the year, ensuring they never fall behind in class and have the confidence and knowledge to succeed at second level.

Important notice regarding on-line booking and admission cards for 2017/2018
Admission cards are required for entry to all Evening & Saturday Weekly Grinds. To receive your admission card after making an online booking, please forward a passport sized photograph to photos@instituteofeducation.ie . Please include the student’s full name and date of birth in the message of the email.

Alternatively post a passport sized photograph with the student’s name written on the back or call into The Institute of Education office between 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday, and we can take a photograph here, free of charge.

Sample a Class: Any of our Junior or Leaving Certificate weekly grinds can be sampled for one week for a fee of €10. Advance booking is required. Please contact our office on 01 661 3511 for further details.


Classes commence on Wednesday 6 September 2017. Please note, classes and study will NOT be held on the following dates:

Mid-Term Breaks:
Wednesday 1 November – Sunday 5 November 2017
Wednesday 21 February – Sunday 25 February 2018

Christmas Holidays:
Wednesday 20 December 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2019
Classes resume on Wednesday 10 January 2018

St Patrick’s Day:
Wednesday 14 March – Saturday 17 March 2018

Easter Holidays:
Wednesday 28 March – Sunday 8 April 2018

Final Classes / Study:
Sunday 20 May 2018


Students may call into The Institute of Education Office between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday or on Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm, where we can take a photograph of the student and create their admission card.

Email a photograph (JPEG format) to: photos@instituteofeducation.ie (please include the student’s full name and date of birth in the message of the email)

Post a Passport sized photograph to: Admissions Office, The Institute of Education, 79 – 85 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. (please include the student’s full name and date of birth with the photograph)

Upon receipt of photograph the admission card will be processed.
NO CARD NO CLASS: Students who arrive for class without their admission card must pay €10 for a day pass.


Each class is 1 hour in duration.
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Please note: Class availability is subject to change, please click on the ‘Book Now’ button to view the classes currently available.

Science (H)Saturday 9.00 am-10.15 am
Maths (H)Saturday 10.30 am-11.45 am
Irish (H)Saturday 12.00 pm-1.15 pm
English (H)Saturday 1.30 am-2.45 am


The Institute of Education offers two ways to pay for courses for the academic year 2017/2018..

Payment Option 1: Pay In Full

1 Subject€615
2 Subjects€995
3 Subjects€1,235
4 Subjects€1,465

Option 2: Pay By Installments

9 Sept – 18 Nov25 Nov – 17 Feb3 March – 19 MayTotal
1 Subject€265€265€240€770
2 Subjects€415€415€375€1,205
3 Subjects€515€515€465€1,495
4 Subjects€595€595€535€1,725

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • Credit cards are subject to a handling fee of 1.85% of the course price.  Debit cards are not subject to this fee
  • 10% reduction for two or more members of the same family – please contact our office to avail of this discount
  • Fees are non-transferable


Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly classes that took place before I joined.
A: No, you are only entitled to the notes from the time you join the classes.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

Q: If I am doing weekly classes, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?
A: Yes, but an administration charge of €20 will apply.

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?
A: Yes, any of our weekly classes can be sampled for one week. The fee per subject is €30.

Q: How much is the fee per class?
A: This depends on the number of subjects taken.

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly classes course?
A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?
A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro rata basis.

Q: Is attendance at weekly classes and part-time courses monitored?
A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class they attend. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to report to class or who fail to sign the attendance sheet.

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly classes or part-time courses?
A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Full details are on our website.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?
A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching.

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?
A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

Q: For weekly classes, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?
A: No, in the weekly classes each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter courses.

Q: If I want to join weekly classes during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?
A: No. Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year. However, students can do a sample class and enquire from the teacher.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend. Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds. However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course. Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

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