2nd Year Grinds Free Trial

2nd Year Grinds Free Trial
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Try our 2nd Year Weekly Grinds for free.

At The Dublin Academy of Education, we offer all 2nd Year students the chance to try subjects for free in Stillorgan before committing to a full year of grinds. At these free trials, students can experience first hand the quality of our teachers and their notes. Students can book up to 2 subjects free of charge.

Weekly Grinds are 60 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment. The foundation of our 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 students’ exam performance.

All students who attend our classroom-based 2nd Year Weekly Grinds receive comprehensive, exam-focused notes, as well as past State Examination questions and solutions. Our teachers identify probable exam questions and also show students how to master the marking scheme, which instils confidence.

If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

Timetable
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 3rd October
Time
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 5th October
Time
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Monday 3rd October
Time
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 6th October
Time
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 6th October
Time
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Science
Level
Higher
Day
Saturday 1st October
Time
10:30am - 11:30am
Location
Stillorgan
Subjects
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What will be covered in this English Weekly Grind?

Our English Department has designed the 2nd Year grinds to cover the foundations of the English syllabus. Our tailored course gives students a firm grounding in what is required at Junior Certificate level, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance.

Meet your teacher – Ciarán Hartigan: Ciarán Hartigan has been teaching English to the highest level for over 10 years and brings an organised and methodical approach to his teaching. Holding a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies, he provides original insights into works of literature and couples this with practical advice on structuring responses and arguments. Drawing on years of experience as a Leaving Certificate examiner with the State Exams Commission, he provides students with dependable techniques and strategies for success.

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What will be covered in this Irish Weekly Grind?

Our Irish Department has designed the 2nd Year grinds to cover the foundations of the Irish syllabus. Our tailored course gives students a firm grounding in what is required at Junior Certificate level, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance.

Meet your teacher – Rob Quinlan: With a master’s degree in economics along with correcting the Leaving Cert at state level for the past 6 years, Rob instils passion, interest and competence in students to obtain results of which they are capable. A methodical approach in making the subject relevant to students by understanding the economic climate around them is merged with the tools to navigate through all possible questions as proficiently as possible in exams. Rob has also 5 years’ experience as an Irish oral examiner as well as teaching and tutoring in UCD and Irish summer courses.

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What will be covered in this Maths Weekly Grind?

The grind is focused on solidifying the common introductory course which is the bedrock of the junior certificate examination before extending this deeper into 2nd-year topics up to junior cert standard. This course design will allow students to progress linearly from any standard level that will give them the strongest possible foundation and mathematical confidence empowering them as they move into their all-important junior certificate examination year.

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What will be covered in this Science Weekly Grind?

These Junior Cycle Science grinds will ensure students get the most marks possible in a tricky, no-choice exam. Students will study questions from topics throughout the course, and will go home confident in the material covered. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cells, Microscopes,
  • Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table
  • Measurement, Density, Energy
  • States Of Matter
  • Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
  • Solutions & Crystals
  • Breathing & Respiration
  • Circulatory System
  • Excretion
  • Skeleton
  • Magnetism
  • Motion
  • Food, Digestion, Enzymes
  • Forces, Moments, Levers, Centre Of Gravity
  • Heat & Heat Transfer
  • Human Reproduction & Genetics
  • Plant Structure & Transport, Photosynthesis, Tropisms
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Acids & Bases
  • Energy, Power, Work
  • Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide
  • Water, Water Hardness
  • Ecology Principles & Habitat Study
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Sensory System
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Metals, Non-Metals, Plastics
  • Light, Sound
FAQ
What is the schedule for weekly grinds?
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Start Date:
Classes commence week beginning Monday 5th September 2022. Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:

Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 31st October- classes resume Monday 7th November 2022
Monday 13th February – classes resume Monday 20th February 2023

Christmas Holidays:
Saturday 10th December 2022 – classes resume on Monday 9th January 2023

Easter Holidays:
Monday 3rd April - Monday 17th April 2023

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 20th May 2023
Please note weekly grinds take place as normal on bank holidays

Can students ask questions in weekly grinds?
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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?
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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?
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Students attending our weekly grinds will have the option of adding our On-demand grinds videos to their chosen subject for just €270 (normally €695). 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. Please call our office to avail of this special offer.

What happens if schools are forced to close again, will my weekly grinds take place?
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Should schools be closed at any point during the year, resulting in students not being able to attend our school, our teachers will continue to teach via live-stream in place of on-site grinds, which will take place on the same day and time as students’ chosen weekly grinds. In this scenario, on-site students will be able to log in from home and continue on with their weekly grinds as normal, ensuring that no content is missed.

Can I change my choice of subject for my weekly grind during the year?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Yes, all students can attend a free trial of our weekly grinds to ensure they are happy with the service.

If I sign up to weekly grinds later in the year, is the fee reduced?
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Yes, you only pay for the weekly grinds you attend. All fees are adjusted pro-rata to the date you sign up. We would recommend that students who are interested in grinds sign up early in the academic year to avoid missing important content being covered.

Fees
Free Trials
Subject
Price
Total
Savings
Subject
1 Subject
Price
€0.00
Total
€0.00
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Subject
2 Subjects
Price
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