Weekly Grind

1st Year

Our English Department has designed our 1st Year grinds to cover the foundations of the English syllabus. Our tailored course gives you a firm grounding in what is required at Junior Certificate level.
Sarah Sherlock
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How these English Grinds will help you:

Our teachers will introduce you to the Junior Cycle English and what you need to know to maximise your grade
You will develop a solid base in English that will set you up for success in the Junior Cycle English syllabus
Our teachers will provide you with their renowned H1 standard notes

Meet your English Teacher

Sarah Sherlock

Sarah is a dedicated and passionate post-primary teacher who holds a BA in English and Sociology and a Professional Masters in Education. Moving into her ninth year as an English teacher and with experience as an SEC corrector, Sarah has developed an understanding of how to support students in building the necessary skills to reach the expectations and demands of the state exams. Complementing the development of these skills, Sarah instils confidence in her students through her positive approach to analysing literature and exploring language genres, the core components of the English curricula.

Hear from our English Students

“The teachers here are so understanding, and I was shocked by their depth of knowledge, and eagerness to help us succeed”

- Attended English Weekly Grinds

When can you attend our English Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Mondays 6:15pm 7:15pm On-Site
Mondays 6:15pm 7:15pm Live-Stream

Weekly Grinds Fees

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €385 €385 €0.00
2nd Subject €270 €655 €115
3rd Subject €194 €849 €306
4th Subject €194 €1,039 €501

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.

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