English

Weekly Grind

3rd Year

onsite On-Site
online Live-Stream
We 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:
Ros Cleere
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How these Junior Cert English 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 Junior Cycle English Teacher

Ros Cleere

Ros Cleere is an English and Irish teacher. He holds a degree in both his subjects and a Professional Masters in Education.

With a deep-rooted passion for fostering linguistic excellence, Ros employs personalised teaching methodologies to empower students in grasping language concepts effectively. Ros has worked with the state examinations commission correcting exam papers and has experience as an Oral Examiner for the Leaving Certificate, he possesses extensive knowledge of assessment methodologies and curriculum development, ensuring students achieve their full potential in their exams.

Weekly Grinds Fees

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €869 €869 -
2nd Subject €434 €1,303 €435
3rd Subject €434 €1,737 €870
4th Subject €434 €2,171 €1,305

Instalments

Instalment
Amount
Due Date
Payment 1
€420.02
2024-05-27
Payment 2
€289.67
2024-10-28
Payment 3
€289.67
2025-02-03
*Paying in instalments will increase overall price

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for weekly grinds?

Start Date:
Classes commence week beginning Monday 9th September 2024.

 

Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:

 

Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2024
Monday 10th February – classes resume Monday 17th February 2025

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 9th December 2024 – classes resume on Monday 6th January 2025

Easter Holidays:
Monday 14th April - Sunday 27th April

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 17th May 2025


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.

More Course Information

In the weekly English Junior Cycle grinds, we 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.

 

Our unique style of teaching at The Academy 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 you 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.

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