Weekly Grind

5th Year

onsite On-Site
online Live-Stream
Our Leaving Cert Chemistry grinds will help you fill gaps in your knowledge and develop your answering techniques to ensure you perform at your best on exam day.
Ali Fox
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How these Chemistry Grinds will help you

We will cover the whole Chemistry course with you in a clear and concise way ensuring you have no gaps in your knowledge
We will work through all of the mandatory experiments and provide you with study notes for your revision
Past State Exam questions will be dissected in grinds to demonstrate how to answer to a H1 standard

Meet your Chemistry Teacher

Ali Fox

Ali Fox holds an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Professional Master's in Education and a Postgraduate Degree in Mathematics. With over a decade of teaching experience, Ali is dedicated to educating students in both Chemistry and Mathematics at the highest levels, specialising in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level syllabus. She has been an Examiner for the State Examination Commission, which has provided valuable insights into exam structures and expectations. This experience allows Ali to teach students how to effectively approach exam questions and maximise their performance under exam conditions. Ali is also passionate about fostering a deep understanding of Chemistry and Mathematics among her students and aims to inspire them to achieve their academic goals. Ali’s comprehensive educational background, combined with a wealth of teaching and tutoring experience, positions her as a highly qualified and dedicated educator, committed to student success.

When can you attend our Chemistry Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Mondays 5:30pm 6:45pm On-Site
Mondays 5:30pm 6:45pm 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

More Info on our 5th Year Chemistry Grinds

Topics in these Leaving Cert Chemistry grinds are specifically chosen to ensure maximum preparation for the Leaving Cert exam. Past and possible Leaving Certificate questions will be provided, along with solutions. Strategies to maximise grades will be given, with particular emphasis on the marking scheme.


The following topics will be covered:


Atomic Theory
The Periodic Table and Trends in the Periodic Table
Chemical Bonding
Anion Analysis
The Gas Laws
Oxidation & Reduction
Volumetric Analysis – Acid & Base / Redox
Acids & Bases
Rates of Reactions
Mandatory experiments will be covered within the above topics as they arise.

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.