Weekly Grind

6th Year

onsite On-Site
online Live-Stream
Our Biology grinds cut through the vast amounts of information on the course, showing you how to manage the content effectively and how to apply it in an exam setting. Biology is a vast course that students can get lost in. David is an expert in focusing in on what students really need to know to get maximum marks in Leaving Cert Biology.
David Lewis
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How will these Biology Grinds help you:

You will cover all aspects of the syllabus in great detail
You will receive exam-focused Biology study notes which contain all past exam questions and solutions for each topic
You will gain a clear understanding of the marking scheme and how it can work to your advantage

When can you attend our Biology Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Tuesdays 6:30pm 7:45pm On-Site
Tuesdays 6:30pm 7:45pm Live-Stream
Wednesdays 6:30pm 7:45pm On-Site
Wednesdays 6:30pm 7:45pm Live-Stream
Saturdays 9:00am 10:15am On-Site
Saturdays 9:00am 10:15am Live-Stream

Weekly Grinds Fees

When Paid in Full:
Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €1099 €1,099 -
2nd Subject €549 €1,648 €550
3rd Subject €549 €2,197 €1,100
4th Subject €549 €2,746 €1,650
5th Subject €549 €3,295 €2,200
6th Subject €549 €3,844 €2,750


Due Date
Payment 1
Payment 2
Payment 3
*Paying in instalments will increase overall price

Meet your Biology Grinds Teacher

David Lewis

David’s ability to relate to students has made him a popular teacher at The Academy. With more than 8 years of experience teaching at the highest level, he is fascinated with innovating new ways of creating effective, personalised exam strategies that are extraordinarily useful and proven to achieve results. David is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus. As an examination corrector in Biology, David understands the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks. David also authored a Junior Certificate Science textbook in 2020, “Less Stress more success”

Hear from our Biology Students

"David exceeded all my expectations, genuinely the best teacher I’ve ever ever had, he is the reason I’m passing class exams, keep doing what he’s doing ♥"


- Attended David's Biology Grinds

More Information on our Biology Grinds


Over the coming academic year, we will cover the Leaving Cert Biology course in great depth in the weekly grinds. Many students view the Leaving Cert Biology course as very long and challenging. Our Biology notes help you manage the information much better and make revising and conquering the course more achievable.


We will show you how to achieve a H1 standard through interpreting exam questions correctly and by identifying the keywords. We will demonstrate the importance of understanding how marking schemes can benefit you.


You will receive exam-focused Biology notes, which contain all past exam questions and solutions at the end of each topic. You will also get a booklet containing all experiment notes worth at least 15% and a booklet containing all definitions worth at least 20% of the Biology exam paper. These notes will help you gain confidence as they condense the syllabus by focusing on the essential material to achieve that high grade.

Where can you attend these grinds?

You can experience our live and interactive weekly grinds by attending classes either:


On-site: We offer on-site classroom-based weekly grinds in our Stillorgan location.


Online via Live-stream: We also offer you the option of attending our weekly grinds via live-stream meaning you can participate from anywhere in Ireland.


Regardless of which option you select, you will be able to interact with our teachers and ask questions. These weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration and all classes are accompanied by our renowned Dublin Academy study notes. If you opt for Live-streamed weekly grinds, our study notes will be posted to your home free of charge.


The foundation of our Leaving Cert weekly grinds is ‘exam focus’. Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing your exam performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for weekly grinds?

Start Date:
Classes commence week beginning Monday 9th September 2024.


Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:


Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2024
Monday 10th February – classes resume Monday 17th February 2025

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 9th December 2024 – classes resume on Monday 6th January 2025

Easter Holidays:
Monday 14th April - Sunday 27th April

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 17th May 2025

Please note weekly grinds take place as normal on bank holidays

Can students ask questions in weekly grinds?

Yes. Regardless of whether students are attending weekly grinds on-site or via live-stream they will be free to ask our teachers questions.

How long are the weekly grinds?

Leaving Cert weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration. Junior Cert weekly grinds are 60 minutes in duration.

Can I get recordings of the weekly grinds?

We do not offer recordings of our on-site or live-stream weekly grinds. Students attending our weekly grinds will have the option of adding our On-demand grinds videos to their chosen subject for just €125 (normally €525). The On-demand grinds contain over 40 hours of high-quality videos shot from our school studio covering the entire Leaving Cert curriculum in each subject.

Can I change my choice of subject for my weekly grind during the year?

Yes, however, please note that an administration charge of €25 will apply if a student decides to change their choice of subject during the year.

How do I access my live-streamed weekly grinds?

You will access your live-streamed weekly grinds via our online learning management system, DASH (Dublin Academy School Hub). We will send you logins for this platform in advance of your live-streamed grind.

If I opt for live-streamed grinds, how do I get my study notes?

Your study notes will be posted to your house free of charge in advance of your live-streamed grinds commencing. Please note, study notes will take up to 3 working days to arrive from the time of booking.

Can I try out the weekly grinds for free before signing up?

Yes, all students can attend a free trial of our weekly grinds to ensure they are happy with the service.

Do Weekly Grinds take place on bank holiday Mondays?

Yes, weekly grinds take place as scheduled on bank holidays and public holidays throughout the year.

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