English

Weekly Grind

3rd Year

Live-Stream
Stillorgan Plaza
Ciaran will comprehensively cover all aspects of the syllabus to ensure that you are well equipped to manage the new two-hour examination paper. This focused course covers the essential elements of the English curriculum from creating writing, functional tasks, poetry, drama and fiction.
Teacher:
Ciaran Hartigan
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How these grinds will help you:

We will cover all aspects of the Junior Cycle English exam
You will learn how to effectively prepare for the exam, providing you with a formulaic approach to dissecting questions in order to maximise their result
We will show you practical tips on how you should approach continuous assessment assignments throughout the year to achieve your best result

Meet your Teacher

Ciaran 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.

Fees

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €504.00 €504.00 €0.00
2nd Subject €353.00 €857.00 €151.00
3rd Subject €252.00 €1,109.00 €403.00
4th Subject €252.00 €1,361.00 €655.00

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for weekly grinds?

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:
Monday 12th December 2022 – classes resume on Monday 9th January 2023

Easter Holidays:
Monday 3rd April - Sunday 16th April

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?

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.

More Course Information

In the weekly English Junior Cycle grinds, Ciaran will comprehensively cover all aspects of the syllabus to ensure that students are well equipped to manage the new two-hour examination paper. This focused course covers the essential elements of the English curriculum from creating writing, functional tasks, poetry, drama and fiction.


Ciaran’s unique style of teaching breaks the English subject down by providing systematic tools for students to approach the paper. Using the exam-focused notes student will receive at each weekly grind, this course will help students understand how to effectively prepare for the exam, providing a formulaic approach to dissecting questions in order to maximise their result. As time management can be a big challenge in the state examinations, particularly with the new Junior Cycle English paper, the course will also cover how to identify keywords, outlined in the marking scheme, so that students are confident in addressing all aspects of this paper.


As continuous based assessment is now also a feature of how students are evaluated for English, this course will also practical tips on how students should approach these assignments throughout the year to achieve their best result.


Where can I 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.