Weekly Grind

3rd Year

Over 30+ hours of Junior Cycle English videos split by topic to help you maximise your grade. You will also receive our H1 Junior Cycle Engllish notes covering the syllabus delivered to your home free of charge.
JP Sweetman
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Topics covered in these English Grinds

Session 1: Introduction to English
Session 2: Language and Mechanics
Session 3: Comprehension
Session 4: Poetry Introduction
Session 5: Dulce et Decorum Est | Wilfred Owen

Meet your English Teacher

JP Sweetman

JP Sweetman has 15 years experience teaching English at the highest level. He also works as an Examiner for the State Exams Commission (SEC) specialising in Leaving Certificate English. His continued work with the SEC means he can provide the most relevant notes and guidance to students on current exam trends, exam management, tips and preparation. JP has written and published work with The Educational Company of Ireland. His passion for English is evident through classes that are enjoyable and rewarding.

Hear from our Students

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

- Attended JP's Weekly Grinds

On-Demand Grinds

Pause, rewind and rewatch these On-Demand Grinds as many times as they wish
Hard copies of our H1 study notes delivered to your home free of charge
Immediate access to 30+ hours of video content that you can study in whatever order suits you best

Topics covered in this grind

Session 1: Introduction to English | Part 1-3

Session 2: Language and Mechanics | Part 1-3

Session 3: Comprehending | Part 1-3

Session 4: Comprehending | Part 4-6

Session 5: Comprehending | Part 7-9

Session 6: Poetry Introduction | Part 1-3

Session 7: Mid term Break - Seamus Heaney | Part 1-3

Session 8: Dulce et Decorum Est | Wilfred Owen | Part 1-3

Session 9: Back in the Playground Blues | Adrian Mitchell | Part 1-3

Session 10: The Early Purges | Seamus Heaney | Part 1-3

Session 11: The Shakespearean Play | Part 4-9 

Session 12: Stage Craft | Part 1-3

Session 13: The Shakespearean Play |Part 4-9

Session 14: Fiction | Part 1-3

Session 15: Fiction | Part 4-6

Session 16: Film Studies | Part 1-3

Session 17: Creative Writing | Part 1-3

Session 18: Speeches & Debates | Part 1-3

Session 19: Short Stories & Narrative Writing | Part 1-3

Session 20: Short Stories & Narrative Writing | Part 4-6

Session 21: Reviews | Part 1-3

Session 22: Letters & Emails | Part 1-3

Session 23: Media Studies | Part 1-3

Session 24: Advertising | Part 1-3

Session 25: Exam Prep and 2019 Exam Paper |Part 1-3

Session 26: Exam Prep and 2019 Exam Paper | Part 4-6

In the weekly English Junior Certificate Online grinds, JP 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.

JP’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, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I sign up to the On-Demand Grinds programme, will I be able to rewatch the video lessons at a later date?

Yes access to all your video lessons will be available right up until the State Examinations in 2024 are over.

Will the 30+ hours of video lessons be available to watch from the start of the year?

Yes, students will have access to their subject's video library which they can watch at their own pace.

Is there a cut-off point to signing up for the On-Demand Grinds programme?

No, students can sign up at any time.

How and when do I get my notes?

Please allow at least 3-4 working days to receive your notes. There may be a scenario where you are granted access to our On-Demand Grinds programme prior to the study notes arriving but we advise students to wait until they have the notes before commencing watching the video lessons.

Can you do these courses if you don't live in Dublin?

Yes, you can watch the video lessons from the comfort of your own home as they are online. You will also have hard copies of the notes so you don't have to worry about printing them.

Can notes be delivered anywhere in the country?

Yes, notes can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland.

How will I access the On-Demand Grinds programme?

Our On-Demand Grinds programme will be hosted on our DASH platform. We will email you with your login details and password for this platform.

Can I view the videos more than once?

Yes, you can pause, rewind and rewatch all of the videos.


Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €425 €425 €0.00
2nd Subject €300 €725 €125.00
3rd Subject €300 €1,025 €250.00