Weekly Grind

5th Year

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.
Nichola Walsh
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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

When can you attend our Chemistry Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Wednesdays 5:00pm 6:15pm On-Site
Wednesdays 5:00pm 6:15pm Live-Stream

Weekly Grinds Fees


Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €485 €485 €0.00
2nd Subject €340 €825 €145
3rd Subject €270 €1,069 €386
4th Subject €270 €1,313 €627
5th Subject €270 €1,557 €868
6th Subject €270 €1,799 €1111


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Meet your Chemistry Teacher

Dr. Nichola Walsh 

Nichola has a first class honours degree in chemistry and Ph.D. from U.C.D. and she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Oxford. She is an experienced teacher who has taught G.C.S.E, A-level, and Leaving Certificate chemistry and was an undergraduate chemistry tutor and lab demonstrator in U.C.D. She is a passionate teacher who loves teaching science and this comes across in her classes. Nichola is also an examiner for higher level chemistry, which has given her an invaluable insight into grading the chemistry paper. She regularly incorporates this knowledge into her classes to ensure students maximise their marks.

Hear from our Chemistry Students

“Nichola is hands down the best teacher i have seen since i started secondary school. Her knowledge of the exam paper and the detail required is exceptional. The way in which she emphasises certain topics gives the student a crystal clear idea of what is important and what is not. Her notes are again, the best I have ever seen and I have had many notes in many subjects off many different teachers. They are by far the best. Well done and thanks a mil!”

- Attended Nichola's Weekly Grinds

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 4th September 2023.


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


Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 30th October- classes resume Monday 6th November 2023
Monday 12th February – classes resume Monday 19th February 2024

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 11th December 2023 – classes resume on Monday 8th January 2024

Easter Holidays:
Monday 25th March - Sunday 7th April

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 18th May 2024

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.