Leaving Cert 2018 May Revision Course


Dates for May 2018 will be confirmed shortly
May Grinds: Leaving Certificate 2018

The Institute of Education’s May Leaving Cert Revision Course consists of 4-Hour Block Classes of intensive, exam focused tuition across a range of subjects. Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers, these classes are for students about to sit their Leaving Certificate exams. Students are provided with high quality notes and key techniques to enable them to achieve their maximum potential in the exams.

Classes are available in 10 subjects and the course runs over five days and students may opt do up to six subjects during the week.


Biology (H)
Topics from:

1. Plant/animal cells
2. Food
3. Respiration and breathing
4. Photosynthesis

Business (H)
Topics from:
1. Applied Business Question
2. Consumer Law
3. Industrial Relations
4. Management Skills and Activities
5. Ratio’s
6. Changement and Cash Flows
7. Human Resource Management
8. Marketing
9. Break Even Analysis
10. Expansion
11. Business Plans
12. Business Organisation
13. Community Development
14. Global Business
15. European Union
Chemistry (H)
Topics from:
Electronegativity and bonding – trends, using electronegativity values to predict intra and intermolecular bonding.
Volumetric analysis – procedures and calculations
Organic experiments – procedures and calculations
Organic reactions – reactions for the different homologous series
English (H)
Topics from:
1. Essay Writing guidelines across the different essay genres with samples of each.
2. The A and B questions – skills needed for different question formats.
3. King Lear as the Single Text. Themes, character questions, sample answers.
4. Notes on a selection of poems from all 8 poets handed out. Themes and poetic stlyes.
5. A wide selection of comparative texts and how to structure the effective answer in each of the modes of comparison.

French (H)
Topics from:
1. Time management
2. Terminology of reading comprehension questions
3. Writing the opinion piece
4. Writing the diary
5. Revision of the tenses
6. How to approach the listening section

Geography (H)
Topics from:
1. Plate Tectonics
2. Earthquakes
3. Volcanoes
4. Rocks and human interaction with rocks
5. Feature formed by erosional processes
6. Feature formed by depositional process
7. Human interaction with physical processes.
8. Core Regions
9. Peripheral Regions

Maths P1 (H)
Topics from:
1. Algebra
2. Financial Maths
3. Differentiation
Maths P2 (H)
Topics from:
1. Trigonometry
2. Probability
3. Statistics
Maths (O)
Topics from:
1. Sequences and Series Paper I
2. Complex numbers Paper I
3. Algebra Paper I
4. Calculus (differentiation) Paper I
5. Coordinate geometry of the line Paper II
6. Coordinate geometry of the circle Paper II
7. Statistics Paper II
8. Probability Paper II

Physics (H)
Topics from:
1. The mandatory experiments in Section A of the exam
2. Sound and Light
3. Electricity
4. Atomic Physics


Dates for May 2018 will be confirmed shortly

Date10am – 2pm2.30pm – 6.30pm
Thur 25 May 2017Maths P1 (H)Business (H)
Fri 26 May 2017Maths P2 (H)Physics (H)
Sat 27 May 2017Geography (H)English (H)
Sun 28 May 2017Maths (O)Biology (H)
Mon 29 May 2017Chemistry (H)French (H)


1 subject€160
2 subjects€290
3 subjects€390
4 subjects€460
5 subjects€510
6 subjects€560

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