Institute of Education Study Notes

Saturday, 20th April, 2019

Higher Level History – Advice for 2019

If you’re aiming for a high grade in the Leaving Cert History exam, you really need to pay attention to the DBQ! Susan Cashell, History teacher at the Institute, explains the importance of the Documents Based Question and what you can do to maximise your grade in the exam. As Susan explains, students often neglect […]

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Higher Level Chemistry – Advice for 2019

Need a helping hand with your Leaving Cert Higher Level Chemistry revision? Tara Lyons, Chemistry teacher at the Institute, shares some valuable exam advice in this short video. As Tara explains, it’s very important to cover the Organic Chemistry experiments in your revision, as they are guaranteed to appear every year in Question 2 of […]

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Higher Level Irish – Advice for 2019

Exam technique is everything! Clare Grealy, Irish teacher at the Institute, shares some valuable advice with students preparing for the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish exam this June. As Clare explains, everything will hinge on how you layout the paper on the day. Be succinct, to the point and address the question asked. To help […]

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Higher Level Geography – Advice for 2019

Don’t be limited by the textbook! Michael Doran, Geography teacher at the Institute, explains what you can do to maximise your grade in the exam this June. As Michael outlines, Geography is a living subject, that is happening all around us. The textbook is a good basis, but that’s all it is. If you want […]

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Higher Level French – Advice for 2019

‘The examiner is looking for clarity and focus.’ Corinne Gavenda, French teacher at The Institute of Education, explains how the Reaction Question in Productive Writing is marked and what you can do to maximize your grade in the exam. As Corinne explains, the Reaction Question is graded according to communication and language, and it’s crucial […]

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Higher Level Maths- Advice for 2019

‘Expect the unexpected!’ Aidan Roantree, Senior Maths teacher at The Institute of Education, shares some valuable advice for students preparing to sit the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths exam this June. As the 2018 exam showed, the idea that certain topics belong exclusively to one paper no longer strictly applies. There is now more crossover of […]

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