Leaving Cert 2020 Easter Revision Course


Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 April 2019
Easter Grinds: 5th year students

For almost 50 years, The Institute of Education’s Easter Revision Course has been preparing students for their Leaving Certificate and helping them to improve their exam grades. These Easter grinds, taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, are designed for 5th year students. The course is designed to improve exam technique, increase subject knowledge, address problem areas and boost confidence.

Students can then avail of free supervised study before and after their grinds, creating an ideal daily revision routine.


Leaving Cert 2019 (5th Year students)

English (H) 5th Year
Topics from:

1. Elements of Composing Paper I – Story, Debate, Reflection
2. Critical Literacy Paper I – Comprehension & Analysis
3. Prescribed Poetry
4. Unseen Poetry:  Key Skills
5. The Single Text:  Themes and Characters in Macbeth
6. The Comparative Study:  Essential Features of the Three Modes

Biology (H) 5th Year
Topics from:

1. Cell Structure
2. Cell Division
3. Plant tissues
4. Osmosis
5. Nutrition
6. Enzymes
7. Digestion
8. Blood System
9. Breathing System
10. Excretory System
11. Respiration

French (H) 5th Year
Topics from:

1. Grammar: 5 core tenses will be covered, focusing on their formation and use.
2. Reading comprehension: key aspects of reading comprehension will be covered. Exam technique will also be focused on.
3. Listening comprehension: key aspects of exam technique and vocabulary pertinent to listening comprehension will be covered.
4. Written production: all areas of the written exam will be covered, including diary entries, informal and formal letters and abstract topics.
5. Oral production: key exam technique and strategies for success in the oral exam will be covered.

Irish (H) 5th Year
Topics covered:

1. Grammar – Grammadach
2. Essays – Aistí
3. Poetry – Filíocht
4. Prose – Prós
5. Aural – Cluastuiscint
6. An Triail – An Triail
7. Filíocht Breise – Filíocht Breise
8. Léamhthuiscint – Léamhthuiscint
9. Scrúdú Beíl – Scúdú Beíl

Maths (H) 5th Year
Topics from:
Maths (Higher)
Algebra 1:
Linear Equations
Linear Simultaneous Equations in two variables and in three variables
Quadratic Equations
Linear and Non-Linear Simultaneous Equations
Modulus Equations

Algebra 2:
Linear Inequalities
Quadratic Inequalities
Rational Inequalities
Modulus Inequalities
Abstract Inequalities

Triangles and Parallelograms
Geometric Constructions

Powers and logs

Trigonometry of Triangle and Circle
Trigonometric Graphs


Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018

9.00am – 10.30amBiology (H) 5th Year
French (H) 5th Year
10.45am – 12.15amEnglish (H) 5th Year
Irish (H) 5th Year
Maths (H) 5th Year
1.00pm – 2.30pmEnglish (H) 5th Year
Irish (H) 5th Year
Maths (H) 5th Year
2.45pm – 4.15pmEnglish (H) 5th Year
Maths (H) 5th Year



1 Subject€295
2 Subjects€475
3 Subjects€590
4 Subjects€645
5 Subjects€745

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. 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: Are Supervised Study facilities available to students on the Easter Revision Course?
A: Yes, all students attending our Intensive Revision Courses can avail of Free Supervised Study in our Study Halls.

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: 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: 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.

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. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.

Q: If I did the Christmas course should I do the same subject/ subjects on the Easter course?
A: Typically students will take different subjects at Easter than they did at Christmas.

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Booking is not currently available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.