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What will be covered in these Leaving Cert Irish Grinds?

  • One of the core principals of Séadhan’s grind is his ability to help students work smarter not harder.
  • Séadhan specializes in helping students overlap material so that it can be used in areas of the course thus maximizing valuable study time.
  • Student’s will benefit from Séadhan’s in-depth knowledge of the Leaving Certificate course due to his work with The State Examinations Commission.
  • Throughout the year students will have the option of attending 4 Irish orals. Two before Christmas and two after to help them gain confidence before the official exam in April.
  • Each student will be provided with books with all the bespoke notes.

Paper 1

An Chluastuiscint

  • Séadhan will cover the Irish aural by focusing on the student’s attention on past examination topics and vocabulary. Students will be given a list of key words from all the past exams. Students will also receive a list of topics that appear frequently in the exam.
  • Séadhan will focus on past examination questions to boost confidence.

Aiste / Díospóireacht

  • During the course of the year Séadhan will focus his attention on two arrears of paper 1. The essay and the debate will be both be prepared in the grinds. This will leave students with seven options on the paper 1 exam. Sample answers will be provided for each topic as well as study guides and tips. Grammar plays a huge role in the paper 1 marking scheme so this will be taught throughout each essay.
  • Some of the typical topics that are covered in class are listed below. Not every essay will be required. Séadhan will instruct students as to where their attention and focus should be.
  1. An Ghaeilge
  2. An Córas Oideachais
  3. An Teicneolaíocht
  4. An tAthrú Aeráide
  5. Saol an Déagóra
  6. Polaiteoirí
  7. An Córas Sláinte
  8. Mná cáiliúla timpeall an domhain.
  9. Scéalta móra nuachta
  10. Fadhb mhór idirnáisiúnta.

Paper 2

  1. Léamhthuiscint
  • Séadhan will focus on the four different questions on paper 2. To begin with exam technique will be taught for the reading comprehensions. It is vital that students have the correct technique to succeed in this section of the exam.
  • Past paper questions will be dissected in class to give accurate examples of how to achieve top marks.
  1. Prós ( Oisín i dTír na nÓg / Dís / Cáca Milis / Hurlamaboc / Gnáthrud)
  • Séadhan will teach each piece of prose from scratch so that every student starts on the same level. During the class the short story will be explained in a summary before turning the attention of the class to past examinations question.
  • Sample answers will be provided and explained so that students can master the marking structure of the exam.
  • Finally Séadhan will then look ahead to this years exam and focus on future possible questions.
  1. Filíocht (Géibheann / Colscaradh / Mo Ghrá-sa idir Lúibíní / An tEarrach thiar / An spailpín fánach)
  • Séadhan will teach each poem from scratch so that every student starts on the same level. During the class the short poem will be explained in detail before turning the attention of the class to past examinations question.
  • Sample answers will be provided and explained so that students can master the marking structure of the exam.
  • Finally Séadhan will then look ahead to this years exam and focus on future possible questions.
  1. An Litríocht bhreise (An Triail / A Thig ná thit orm)
  • This extra literacy question is a mandatory question on paper 2 but students will have the option of choosing between seven different studied
  • Séadhan will cover the two most popular options An Triail & A Thig ná thit orm.
  • Sample answers will be provided for previous exam questions and focus will then turn to future possible exams after easter.

Gramadach

  1. Na Briathra Coitianta
  2. An Aimsir Chaite
  3. An Aimsir Láithreach
  4. An Aimsir Fháistineach
  5. An Modh Coinníollach
  6. Na Réamhfhocail
  7. Séimhiú & Urú
  8. An Tuiseal Ginideach
  9. An t-ainmfhocal
  10. An t-ainm briathartha

An Scrúdú Béil

  • The Irish oral will be the focus from Day 1 of the grinds. As an state examiner Séadhan is keenly aware of the of the demand this places on students.
  • The oral class will focus on different areas that students are expected to talk about.
  • Student’s will also receive bespoke Sraith Pictiúr notes not available anywhere else.
  • Students have the option to attend four mock Irish orals during the course of the year.
  • Each student will be given a detailed feedback sheet to help them improve for their next exam.

Seadhan De Poire, Leaving Cert Irish Grinds Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Irish Teacher – Séadhan de Poire: Séadhan de Poire is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. His teaching style is focused on covering the curriculum in a concise way so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions.

Séadhan is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject.

Rob Quinlan, Irish Business Economics Teacher at The Dublin Academy of EducationMeet your Irish Teacher – Rob Quinlan: With a master’s degree in economics along with correcting the Leaving Cert at state level for the past 6 years, Rob instils passion, interest and competence in students to obtain results of which they are capable. A methodical approach in making the subject relevant to students by understanding the economic climate around them is merged with the tools to navigate through all possible questions as proficiently as possible in exams. Rob has also 5 years’ experience as an Irish oral examiner as well as teaching and tutoring in UCD and Irish summer courses.

Timetable

Level
Day
Time
Location
Level
Higher
Day
Mondays
Time
8:00pm - 9:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Level
Higher
Day
Mondays
Time
8:00pm - 9:15pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesdays
Time
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Location
Live-Streamed
Level
Higher
Day
Saturdays
Time
10:30am - 11:45am
Location
Stillorgan
Level
Higher
Day
Saturdays
Time
10:30am - 11:45am
Location
Live-Streamed