Leaving Cert 2018 Easter Intensive Revision

DESCRIPTION

Course 1: Monday 26 – Friday 30 March 2018
Course 2: Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018

Easter Grinds: Leaving Cert 2018

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 students sitting the Leaving Certificate in June 2018. The course improves exam technique, increases subject knowledge, addresses problem areas and boosts confidence.

Please note: There are two 5-day courses on the Leaving Cert 2018 Easter Revision programme. The first takes place from 26 – 30 March, and the second from 3 – 7 April 2018. With a wide variety of subjects to choose from, students can balance their subjects across the two weeks. (i.e. taking English (H), Maths (H) Paper 2 on Course 1 and Maths (H) Paper 1 and Chemistry (H) B on Course 2). The same subject material will be covered on Course 1 and 2. Students can then avail of free supervised study before and after their classes, creating an ideal daily revision routine.


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Interested in Higher Level Maths? – Higher Level maths students enrolling on our Easter Intensive Revision Maths classes not only get to experience one of Ireland’s best maths teachers, Aidan Roantree, during the Easter holidays but they will also be able to access online recordings of the classes they attend. This online resource will allow students to review specific aspects of the tuition as they revise for their Leaving Certificate exams.

This feature is only available in a limited number of classes, so book early to ensure your place. Classes that will be recorded are marked with an * in the timetable. Click here for a sample recording >

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

SUBJECTS

Leaving Cert 2018 (6th Year students)

Accounting (H)
Due to syllabus length, Accounting is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:

1. Final Accounts
2. Service Firms
3. Cash flow Statements
4. Published Accounts
5. Correction of Errors
6. Incomplete Records
7. Farm Accounts

Section B:

1. Ratio Analysis
2. Club Accounts
3. Tabular Statements
4. Depreciation/Revaluation
5. Costing
6. Budgeting
7. Control Accounts

Agricultural Science (H)
Topics covered:
1. Crop Production – tillage principles and methods, crop rotation, chemical and biological controls in crops.
crops studied include Potatoes, Barley & catch crop
2. Soil – soil formation, ideal soil, soil particles, air & water, texture and soil types, soil structure, soil classification, nitrogen cycle
3. Grass – grassland & grazing management, resowing & establishing of grass, silage production, characteristics of grass and clover.
4. Genetics – definitions, genetic crosses, genetic phenomena, breeding of farm animals & crops.
5.  Animal Production – main emphasis on dairy.
but also covering most common topics of some other enterprises (beef, sheep & pigs)

Applied Maths (H)
Topics from:

1. Uniformly Accelerated Motion
2. Relative Velocity
3. Projectiles
4. Connected Particles
5. Collisions
6. Differential Equations

Biology (H)
Due to syllabus length, Biology is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – A selection from
1. The Cell.
2. Osmosis.
3. Cell Division.
4. Scientific Method.
5. Flowering Plants.
6. Germination.
7. Food + Nutrition.
8. Blood.
9. Photosynthesis.
10. Water Transport.
11. Respiration.

Section B – A selection from
12. Excretion.
13. Nervous System. Eye + Ear.
14. Hormones. Reproduction
15. Meiosis + DNA.
16. Genetics
17. Evolution.
18. Ecology.
19. Microbiology.
20. Skeleton.

Business (H)
Due to syllabus length, Business is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:
Unit 1
People in Business
Consumer Law
Industrial Law

Unit 2
Enterprise

Unit 3
Management Skills
Management Activities

Unit 4
Taxation
Insurance
Human Resource Management
Change Management
Source of Finance
Ratio’s

Section B:

Unit 5
Marketing
Product and Price
Place and Promotion
Break Even Analysis
Expansion
Getting Started

Unit 6
Business Organisations
Ethics
Government and the Economy
Community Development

Unit 7
International Trade
Global Business
European Union

Chemistry (H)
Due to syllabus length, Chemistry is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:
Course A focuses on the stoichiometry skills based component of the chemistry course. It provides the mathematical skills (moles etc.) needed to solve the stoichiometry questions that may appear on the exam paper. The acquisition of these stoichiometry concepts also provides the mathematic skills needed to solve problems in topics such as heats of reaction, equilibrium, pH, and other maths based problems in most other topics.

Topics from:
– Stoichiometry
– Heats of Reaction
– Equilibrium
– pH
– Acids / Bases / Salts

(Bring periodic table and calculator.)

Section B:
Course B covers some of the main mandatory experiments examined in the compulsory Section A of the exam paper. The experiments covered are those from the Volumetric analysis (Titrations), Organic Chemistry, and Water topics.
Course B – Topics from:
– Volumetric Analysis
– Organic Chemistry
– Oxidation/Reduction
– Water

(Bring periodic table and calculator.)

Classical Studies (H)
Of the ten prescribed topics on the course students have to study four.

At The Institute of Education we study the following topics:

Topic 2. Alexander the Great. Teacher’s version of Arrian’s and Plutarch’s works.
Both Arrian’s and Plutarch’s works on Alexander’s life and campaigns will be read in class. The learning outcome is that all students should have a comprehensive understanding of the achievements of the young Macedonian king.

Topic 5. Greek Drama. Three plays: Medea, Oedipus the King and Prometheus Bound (Penguin).
All three plays will be read in class. The aim is that our students will gain an in depth knowledge of each play, acquire an understanding of the main elements of Greek Drama and get some insights into Ancient Greek society.

Topic 6. Ancient Epic. Two Epics: Teachers summary of The Odyssey and The Aeneid.
Both epics will be read in class. From their study of this topic students should reinforce their understanding of these well-known stories. In addition they should become familiar with the main features of epic poetry. Through their analyses of the principal characters and main themes permeating both poems it is hoped our students will hone their analytical skills.
or

Topic 9. The Philosopher in Society. A study of Plato and Socrates.
Teachers version of The Republic.
A study of Plato’s ‘Republic’ provides our students with the opportunity to experience some Socratic principles of philosophy. By engaging in the study of Plato’s life and works our students will be challenged to become critical thinkers thus enhancing their learning skills.

Topic 10. Roman Art and Architecture.  (All notes supplied by teacher.)
An exploration of ancient Roman structures and pieces of Roman art affords our students the opportunity to experience the great architectural and artistic achievements of this ancient race. A certain knowledge of the ancient Greeks’ accomplishments in architecture and art (through their influences on the Romans) is another benefit of the pursuit of this topic.

The above combination of topics offers our students a balance of Greek and Roman topics. In this way, students gain insights into the worlds of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Additional information:
No knowledge of Ancient Greek or Latin required.
All notes/texts supplied (except the Greek plays).
All prescribed texts read by the teacher in class.
An essay/homework assignment per week.
Regular class tests.
Term exams and a Mock exam set.
Six questions to be completed in three hours in the Mock and Leaving Certificate exam.

Economics
Due to syllabus length, Economics is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:

Micro Economics:

1. Demand and Supply – Students will have a thorough understanding of the forces that determine market prices and so on.

2. Elasticity – Students will have full knowledge of how changes in price, income and the prices of other goods will impact on demand and supply.

3. Costs of production – Students will have a thorough understanding of average costs and marginal costs, of long-run and short-run, of economies and diseconomies of scale and profit maximisation.

4. Competition – Students will study all the forms of competition from perfect competition to monopoly and any form in between.

5. Factors of Production – Land, Labour, Capital and Enterprise will be studied with special emphasis on Labour.

Section B:

Macro-Economics:

1. National Income – The calculation of national income, the circular flow of income, the multiplier and the uses and weaknesses of national income statistics.

2. The Government – The budget, the national debt, the taxation system, privatisation versus nationalisation, direct tax versus indirect tax and so on.

3. International Trade -The law of comparative advantage, exchange rates, the balance of payments, the terms of trade and the importance of international trade to a small open economy.

4. Money and Banking – Credit creation, consumer price index, banking regulation, the European central bank.

5. Miscellaneous Section – Population and emigration, the history of economic thought, economic systems.

English (H)
– Essay Question: Study of effective writing in different essay genres.
– Comprehending: The (A) question: Examining features of writing style and comprehension skills.
– Composing: The (B) question: Study of the skills needed for short composing tasks and the presentation of a point of view.
-Shakespearean drama: King Lear: Key essays on themes and characters together with important quotations.
– Poetry: Notes on the 8 poets with a minimum of 5 poems on each poet. Sample answers on each.
– Comparative Study: A wide selection of Comparative texts with analysis of the 3 modes of comparison together with sample answers.

French (H)
Reading skills:        30%
Writing skills:        25%
Listening skills:    20%

Topics covered:
1. To familiarise students with the exam paper technique and time management
– How to read a comprehension
– Opinion piece writing
– Diary writing
– E-mail writing
2. Revision of key tenses, present of the indicative and the subjunctive, past tenses and future/conditional within exam questions.
3. Using pronouns to improve writing skills.
4. Explaining how to answer the listening section.

French (Oral)
Topics covered:

1. Personal topics: family, area, school, plans for the future, weekend, holidays & travelling.
2. Document: presenting, developing.
3. Abstract topics: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, how to expand answers, give a logical natural flow to the conversation.

Geography (H)
Due to syllabus length, Geography is divided into three separate sections, Section A, Section B and Section C. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A – Patterns and Processes in the Physical Environment
Topics from:
Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Rock types & human interaction with the rock cycle
Karst landscape
Formation of a feature as a result of erosion and deposition
Human interaction with physical processes

Section B – Regional Geography
Topics from:
Core Ireland
Peripheral Ireland
Core European Region
Peripheral European Region
Complexity of regions

Section C – Elective Unit – Patterns and Processes in the Human Environment
Topics from:
Population distribution and density
Demographic Transition
Overpopulation
Migration – racial, ethnic and religious issues
Maps and Aerial photographs
Central Place Theory
3 Theories of Urban Land use
Optional Unit: Geoecology (1 class)

German (Oral)
Topics covered:

1. A detailed explanation of marking scheme given and explained for Oral.
2. How to maximise the best grade in Oral.
3. All general questions covered in detail with emphasis on how to develop effective answers,expand range of vocabulary and expressions.
4. All 5 picture sequences, future projections and themes covered. Tips on how to expand answers.
5. All 5 roleplays covered in detail with emphasis on communicative skills to achieve the top grade.
6. Project work covered with individual attention during the course.
7. Key grammatical elements covered with particular emphasis on tenses, word order and prepositions.
8. Handouts with exam focused notes will be accompanied by an audio file.
9. A mock oral with feedback for each student.

German (H)
Topics covered:

1. Extensive reading comprehension practice introducing students to both journalistic/literary styles of texts, with in-depth concentration on answering skills/techniques
2. Aural comprehension practice with major emphasis om listening skills required for LC aural
3. Students will cover how to structure German sentences with special emphasis on written tasks for LC
4. Written themes/in-depth written techniques covered
5. How to get the grade in the exam
6. Major Grammar areas covered – cases/tenses/word order/relative pronouns/passive/subjunctive
7. Vocabulary building for written

Art History (H)
Topics covered:

There are three sections: Leaving Cert Higher Level Art History & Appreciation selected topics from each section

Section I – Irish Art
1. Pre Christian Ireland – a) Neolithic b) Bronze Age c) Iron Age

2. Christian Ireland – a) Metalwork b) Manuscripts c) Stone carving

Section II – European Art
1. Pre Renaissance – a) Cimabue b) Giotto
2. Early Renaissance – a) Maraccio b) Uccello c) Donatello
3. Renaissance post 1450 – a) Piero della Francesca b) Botticelli
4. High Renaissance – a) Leonardo b) Michelangelo c) Raphael

Section III – Appreciation of Art Design
1. Exhibition curation, display & interpretation
2. Public sculpture
3. Graphic design

History (H)

This course covers the following 4 most popular options for the Leaving Cert course; Sovereignty and Partition/Northern Ireland/ USA/ Document-based question.

Course A:  Europe and the wider World.
Topics from:

Option 3:Dictatorships and Democracy 1920-1945

Option 6: The United States and the world 1945-1989

Course B: Ireland.
Topics from:

Option 3: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition 1912-1949 or Option 5: Politics an Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993.  Students will be split into specific groups for these Options.

Option 6: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland 1949-1989.
(Document Study for Leaving Cert.2018/2019)

Home Economics (H) (Scientific and Social)
Topics covered:

Food Studies Section of Scientific and Social
1. Question 1 – Section B topics will be covered. These topics include the nutrients (protein, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, water). Analysis of tables and pie charts that have appeared every year on past Leaving Cert questions (these are not covered in any Home Economics text book and can be worth up to 6% of Leaving Cert grade).
2. Food Groups – Meat, eggs, fish, milk, milk products, fruits/vegetables, fats and oils. Nutritional significance and contribution to the diet will be covered (can be worth up to 5% of Leaving Cert grade) as well as effects of cooking, processing, selection and storage of these foods.
3. Diets/Menu planning – How to layout menus for different age groups and for those with specific dietary requirements (coeliac disease, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis etc).
4. Microbiology/Food Preservatives – An examination of the requirements for growth, structure and reproduction of Fungi (moulds, yeast) and bacteria. Principles of both methods of commercial preservation and domestic preservation.
5. Other topics – This section includes food additives, Irish diet, Irish Food Industry, sensory analysis. Short questions make up 15% of the overall Home Economics grade. The correct way to approach these short questions will be covered with this section.

Irish (H)
Topics from:

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

Maths (H)
Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into two separate sections, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Please note: Mathematics students should bring log tables.

Topics covered in each section include:

Paper 1:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Complex Numbers
Differentiation
Financial Maths

Paper 2:
Trigonometry 1
Trigonometry 2
Co-ordinate Geometry
Probability
Statistics

 

Maths3_playpauserevise
Higher Level maths students enrolling on Easter Intensive Revision Maths classes not only get to experience one of Ireland’s best maths teachers, Aidan Roantree, during the Easter holidays but they will also be able to access online recordings of the classes they attend. This online resource will allow students to review specific aspects of the tuition as they revise for their Leaving Certificate exams.

This feature is only available for a limited number of classes, so book early to ensure your place. Classes that will be recorded are marked with an * in the timetable. Click here for a sample recording >

Maths Fast Pace (H)

The course will be appropriate for students who are hoping to achieve a H3 or Higher in the Leaving Certificate in June 2018.

Due to syllabus length, Maths Fast Pace is divided into two separate sections, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Paper 1:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Complex Numbers
Differentiation
Financial Maths

Paper 2:
Trigonometry 1
Trigonometry 2
Co-ordinate Geometry
Probability
Statistics

Maths (Ordinary Level)

Due to syllabus length, Maths is divided into two separate sections, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Topics covered in each section include:

Paper 1
1. Aritmetic and Money
2. Algebra
3. Sequences and Series
4. Complex Numbers
5. Calculus (differentiation)

Paper 2
1. Coordinate geometry of the line
2. Coordinate geometry of the circle
3. Trigonometry
4. Statistics
5. Probability

Physics (H)
Due to syllabus length, Physics is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Topics from:

Section A:

Mechanics 1- linear motion, Newton’s laws.
Mechanics 2- moments, circular motion, planetary motion, S.H.M.
Sound and Waves- Doppler Effect, standing waves, sound intensity
Light- reflection, refraction, diffraction
Heat and temperature – thermometers, S.H.C., latent heat

Section B:

Electricity 1- nature of charge, Coulomb’s law, capacitance
Electricity 2- resistivity, resistance, conductivity, semiconductors
Electromagnetism- magnets, electromagnetic induction
Modern physics- photoelectric effect, X-rays, radioactivity, nuclear energy
Particle physics- Cockcroft and Walton, mass-energy, quarks

Religion (H)

Due to syllabus length, Religion is divided into two separate sections, Section A and Section B. Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.

Section A:
1. Search for Meaning & Values
2. Christianity
3. World Religions
4. Moral Decision Making
5. Religion & Gender
6. Issues of Justice & Peace
7. Coursework

Notes for each topic, quick study guides & how to do the coursework will also be provided.

Section B:
This section will be dedicated to helping students prepare their course work, which is due on April 28th.

Spanish (H)
Topics from:

1. General overview of the exam paper.
2. Key grammar areas for each part of the exam.
3. Reading Comprehension: Strategies and key vocabulary.
4. Opinion piece (Topics, structure, mind maps, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, common mistakes…)
5. Writing techniques for Dialogue construction and formal letters, and diary entries
6. Aural comprehension: Strategies, vocabulary for the weather report and practice with past exam papers and mock exams.
7. Work on common errors.
8. Advise for the exam. Time management.

Spanish (Oral)
Topics covered:

1. Discussion of the marking scheme, with a particular focus on what is expected of the candidates and the importance of the role-plays.
2. Tips on how to maximize marks.
3. Notes on general topics to be covered with extensive vocabulary.
4. Particular attention to grammatical points required.
5. Students will be taught how to expand on and develop topics, how to adapt answers to their own particular situation and how to best direct the conversation.
6. Recorded sample answers will be used and available in audio files.
7. The use of technology in preparation for the exam will also be discussed.
8. A mock interview with feedback for each student.

TIMETABLE

Course 1: Monday 26 – Friday 30 March 2018
Course 2: Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018

Course 2: Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April 2018

9.00am – 10.30amChemistry (H) A
Geography (H) B
Irish (H)
* Maths (H) Paper 1
Maths (O) Paper 1
10.45am – 12.15amChemistry (H) B
English (H)
Irish Oral (H/O)
* Maths (H) Paper 2
Maths (O) Paper 2
1.00pm – 2.30pmBiology (H) A
Business (H) A
English (H)
French (H)
* Maths (H) Paper 1
Physics (H) A
Spanish (H)
2.45pm – 4.15pmBiology (H) B
Business (H) B
* Maths (H) Paper 2
Physics (H) B
Spanish Oral (H/O)

*Higher Level maths students enrolling on these classes will be able to access online recordings of the classes they attend after the course.

Course 1: Monday 26 – Friday 30 March 2018

9.00am – 10.30amBiology (H) A
Business (H) A
Chemistry (H) A
Classical Studies (H)
Economics (H) A
English (H)
Geography (H) A
German (H)
Home Economics (H)
Irish (H)
* Maths (H) Paper 1
Maths (O) Paper 1
10.45am – 12.15pmAg Science (H)
Biology (H) B
Business (H) B
Chemistry (H) B
Economics (H) B
English (H)
French Oral (H)
Geography (H) B
German (H)
History of Art (H)
Home Economics (H)
Irish (H)
Maths (H) Paper 2
*Maths Fast Pace (H) Paper 2
Maths (O) Paper 2
Physics (H) A
1.00pm – 2.30pmAccounting (H) A
Biology (H) A
Business (H) A
Chemistry (H) A
English (H)
French (H)
French Oral (H/O)
Geography (H) C
German Oral (H/O)
History (H) A
Irish (H)
Maths (H) Paper 1
*Maths Fast Pace (H) Paper 1
Maths (O) Paper 1
Physics (H) B
Spanish Oral (H/O)
2.45pm – 4.15pmAccounting (H) B
Applied Maths (H)
Biology (H) A
Biology (H) B
Business (H) B
Chemistry (H) B
English (H)
French (H)
Geography (H) B
History (H) B
Irish (H)
Irish Oral (H/O)
Maths (H) Paper 1
* Maths (H) Paper 2
Maths (O) Paper 2
Physics (H) A
Religion (H) A
Spanish (H)
4.30pm – 6.00pmApplied Maths (H)
Biology (H) B
English (H)
French (H)
Irish Oral (H/O)
Maths (H) Paper 2
Physics (H) B
Religion (H) B

*Higher Level maths students enrolling on these classes will be able to access online recordings of the classes they attend after the course.

FEES

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

Please note:

  • Due to syllabus length, some subjects are divided into separate sections (Section A /  Section B / Section C). Each section is treated as a separate subject when calculating fees.
  • 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.
  • NO REFUND OF FEES
  • Fees are non-transferable

FAQ

Q: Some class timetables refer to Sections A & B. What does this mean?
A: Due to syllabus length, some subjects are split into sections. This is to ensure that topics can be given sufficient time in class. Students can choose the section that best suits their needs.

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: In the Easter Revision course will the classes in Course 1 & Course 2 cover the same material?
A: Yes, the same material will be covered on each course

Q: If I did the August course should I do the same subject/ subjects on the Easter Course?
A: It depends, more of the syllabus will be covered during the Easter course.

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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