Music

Weekly Grind

6th Year

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Our Leaving Cert Music grinds are designed to build your confidence in the subject and to help you maximise your grade in the State Exam.
Teacher:
Aine Balfe
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Why take Music as an extra subject

Cover what you need to know to get top marks in the practical and written components of the Music course
You will receive exam-focused notes so you know the most important topics for the Music exam
You will learn time management tips, which is extremely important for the Music exam

Meet your Music Teacher

Áine Balfe

Áine is a dedicated and passionate musician with over 11 years’ experience as a teacher and mentor at post-primary and third level. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education (Trinity College Dublin), Masters in Music Performance (TU Conservatoire) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Maynooth). Áine’s teaching style aims to instil a love of music in her students while providing a clear understanding of exam content and exam technique. Her experience as an SEC examiner helps to provide her students with the necessary skills to reach their full potential in the State Examinations.

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.

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.