1st & 2nd Year Weekly Grinds
How can our 1st & 2nd Year Weekly Grinds help you?
Our 1st & 2nd Year Weekly Grinds will offer students more flexibility than ever before. Students 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 venue.
- Online via Live-stream: We also offer students the option of attending our weekly grinds via live-stream meaning they can participate from anywhere in Ireland.
Regardless of which option students select, they will be able to interact with our teachers and ask questions. These weekly grinds are 60 minutes in duration and all classes are accompanied by our renowned Dublin Academy study notes. If students opt for Live-streamed weekly grinds, our study notes will be posted to their homes free of charge.
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.
For a full schedule of our Weekly Grinds, please see the FAQ tab.
If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.
What will be covered in this English Weekly Grind?
Our English Department has designed the 1st and 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 English 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.
What will be covered in this Irish Weekly Grind?
Our Irish Department has designed the 1st and 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 Irish 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.
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.
Meet your Maths Teacher – Carl Brien: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Maths.
What is the schedule for weekly grinds?chevron_right
Classes commence week beginning Monday 6th September 2021. Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:
Monday 25th October- classes resume Monday 1st November 2021 Monday 21st February – classes resume Monday 28th February 2022
Saturday 11th December 2021 – classes resume on Monday 10th January 2022
Monday 11th April - Monday 25th April 2022
Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 21st May 2022
Can students ask questions in weekly grinds?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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.
What health and safety procedures have been put in place?chevron_right
In accordance with the latest government health advice, hand sanitising stations are available throughout the buildings and students will be required to use them before and after classes. It is also compulsory for all staff and students to wear a protective face covering. Students will be required to provide their own. Class capacities have also been reduced to ensure social distancing requirements are adhered to.
Can I change my choice of subject for my weekly grind during the year?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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?chevron_right
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.