Weekly Grind

6th Year

Stillorgan Plaza
Our Leaving Cert Spanish grinds focus on building your ability to use the language effectively and how to properly approach answering questions in the State Exam.
Katie Lenehan
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How these Spanish grinds will help you:

You will be provided with a thorough breakdown of all of the necessary grammar in Leaving Cert Spanish
Show you how to answer Reading Comprehension questions (exam techniques & content)
Help you with Oral Exam Preparation (topic by topic & role-plays)
Better respond to the Opinion Piece in the exam (structure, plans, vocabulary & sample essays)
Improve your Dialogue Construction (repetitive structures, vocabulary & tenses)
Perform better on the Listening Comprehensions (exam techniques & vocabulary)

Meet your Spanish Grinds Teacher

Katie Lenehan

Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Katie’s training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies. Her knowledge of languages and linguistics, as well as teaching in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin, will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their Leaving Cert Spanish exam. Katie has also been an expert contributor on Leaving Cert Spanish and French for RTÉ Radio.

Hear from our Students

"I can't fault Katie in any way at all she is a fantastic teacher who is always organised with a clear plan for each class. Her classes were incredibly enjoyable and made Spanish easy to learn. Her notes are amazing too!"


- Attended Katie's Spanish 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

These Leaving Cert Spanish grinds focus on building an understanding of both the exam and the marking scheme. You will gain insight into both what the examiner wants and strategies for implementing this in the exam. You will also be provided with a thorough breakdown of all of the necessary grammar in Leaving Cert Spanish.


The following topics are covered in the grinds:


  • - Grammar and translation work
  • - Reading Comprehension (exam techniques & content)
  • - Oral Exam Preparation topic by topic & Role-plays
  • - Opinion Piece (structure, plans, vocabulary & sample essays)
  • - Dialogue Construction (repetitive structures, vocabulary & tenses)
  • - Diary Entry & Note
  • - Listening Comprehensions (exam technique & vocabulary)

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.