Weekly Grind

6th Year

Stillorgan Plaza
Our Physics grinds will dispel the myth that you need a high standard of Maths to succeed in Leaving Cert Physics. We'll cover all areas of the Physics course in a clear and concise way, with a focus on applying this knowledge effectively in an exam setting.
Kieran Mills
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How these Physics grinds will help you:

We will cover the whole course with you in a clear and concise way ensuring you have no gaps in your knowledge
Past State Exam questions will be dissected in grinds to demonstrate how to answer to a H1 standard
The Physics study notes you'll receive will contain 100s of past exam question with fully worked solutions

Meet your Physics Teacher

Kieran Mills

Kieran Mills has 25 years’ experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Physics Sample Papers. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

Hear from our Students

"The courses were everything I needed and more. I often find it difficult to motivate myself to keep on top of work, and with many courses, I've previously attended, the general atmosphere and teaching style did nothing to help this. At The Academy I found all the teachers engaging and the students were all incredibly friendly when I'd attended in person :)) I'd often find myself genuinely looking forward to the classes"

- Attended Kieran's Physics Grinds



Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €315.00 €315.00 €0.00
2nd Subject €221.00 €536.00 €94.00
3rd Subject €158.00 €694.00 €251.00
4th Subject €158.00 €852.00 €408.00
5th Subject €158.00 €1,010.00 €565.00
6th Subject €158.00 €1,168.00 €722.00

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

You do not need to have a high standard of Maths to succeed in Leaving Cert Physics. You need to be competent at manipulating formulae and using your calculator. As the course is quite long, you need to be very well prepared. You need to know definitions, demonstration of experiments, proofs and real-life Physics applications. Kieran’s notes organise the physics course so all you need to do is carry out the work as set out in the notes.


Recently exam papers have tended to have questions with mixed topics meaning omitting parts of the course is risky. For example, last year’s paper included a question on nuclear physics where students had to carry out a heat calculation. With this in mind, it is essential that you try to cover most of the course. Leaving out major topics like Electricity is not an option.


Section A is an experimental section. Kieran provides students with a workbook allowing students to carry out a write-up of all the experiments.


All leaving cert questions relevant to a topic appear at the end of each set of notes. Full solutions to all questions in the notes are provided.


Kieran puts special emphasis on Modern Physics (Electron and Nucleus) and the Particle Physics option. There can be a great return in studying these topics as they often yield 50% of the Section B questions.

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.

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