5th Year Grinds Free Trial
At The Dublin Academy of Education we offer all 5th Year students the chance to try our subjects for free in Killester and 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.
Weekly Grinds are 75 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 6th 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.
What happens if schools are closed again?
We have significantly invested in upgrading our IT infrastructure to ensure that Weekly Grinds will continue to operate no matter what happens. Should schools be closed at any point during the year, resulting in students not being able to attend our school, our teachers will provide a live-streamed 75-minute online grind in place of in-person grinds, which will take place on the same day and time as students’ chosen Weekly Grinds. In this scenario, students will be able to log in from home and continue on with their Weekly Grinds as normal, ensuring that no content is missed.
All our Weekly Grinds commencing in September 2020 will operate in line with public health advice and social distancing requirements. Students will also be required to wear face coverings during their time at our school. We are fortunate that we have large and well-ventilated classrooms that can accommodate safe distances between students. However, due to social distancing, we have significantly reduced the capacity in our Weekly Grinds which means we expect classes to book out quicker than usual.