Leaving Cert 2020 May Revision Course


May Grinds: Leaving Certificate 2020

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.


Biology (H)

Topics from:

1. Exam Paper format
2. Respiration
3. Photosynthesis
4. Ecology
5. Excretion (kidney, skin, lungs)
6. Heart and blood
7. Genetics
8. Nervous and Endocrine system
9. Experiments

The May Revision course in Biology will focus on preparing students in the above topics (and more) for the higher level paper in June. This will be achieved through the use of past paper questions along with supplementary notes that will be provided on the day. There will also be prepared sample answers provided for some of the more challenging questions associated with section C of the written examination.

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:

1.Electronegativity and bonding – trends, using electronegativity values to predict intra and intermolecular bonding.
2. Volumetric analysis – procedures and calculations
3. Organic experiments – procedures and calculations
4. 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. Macbeth 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 styles.
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


Please note: The following is an indicative timetable. The updated timetable for 2020 will be posted shortly.

Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Monday 27 May 2019 

Date10am – 2pm2.30pm – 6.30pm
Thur 23 May 2019Maths P1 (H)
Maths (O)
Business (H)
Fri 24 May 2019Maths P2 (H)French (H)
Sat 25 May 2019Geography (H)English (H)
Mon 27 May 2019Chemistry (H)Physics (H)
Biology (H)


Fees for 2020 will be posted shortly.

Please note:

  • 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 available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.