30th Dec. & 2nd – 4th Jan.
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel,
Ormonde St., Kilkenny.
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Book 2 or more subjects you get study free and an extra subject free!
9.00am – 10.10am
Junior Cert English
10.25am – 11.35am
Junior Cert Science
11.50am – 1.00pm
Junior Cert Irish
2.00pm – 3.10pm
Junior Cert History
3.25pm – 4.35pm
Junior Cert Geography
4.50pm – 6.00pm
Junior Cert Maths
Junior Certificate Topics
Introduction – Taking a look at the new Junior Cycle exam- We will analyse the skills required to help you approach this paper with confidence. We will look in particular detail at the **Léamhthuiscint**
Appreciating Character, Setting, Story and Action – Shakespearean dramas
Appreciating Audience and Register – Speeches, Posters & Films
Reading Comprehension Strategies – Infographics, Advertising & Fiction
Showing Critical Appreciation – Poetry
Plate tectonics – Here you will revise the processes that lead to the movement of the earth’s plates and the landforms that are created as a result such as volcanoes, earthquakes and Fold Mountains.
Rock formation – This will include the formation of Igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic rock groups, where they are found, examples of these rocks and their different characteristics as well as how humans interfere with the rock cycle. This includes labelled diagrams, previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.
Weathering & erosion – This area will focus on the agents of weathering and erosion which are key to understanding how the earth’s crust is shaped. We will look at the differences between both weathering & erosion. This includes labelled diagrams, previous JC long & short questions and sample answers with links to karst regions & river & coastal landforms.
Work of rivers – Here you will look at the way rivers erode & transport material. Highlighted will be key landforms of erosion & deposition that you should know for the JC as well as how humans interact with the processes of erosion, transport & deposition. This includes labelled diagrams, previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.
Karst regions – Key case study of the Burren will be explored and will link with weathering to explore the formation of over ground & underground features found in a karst region. This includes labelled diagrams, previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.
Population distribution, density and factors of change. – Where people live and why they have decided to settle in the places they have with a focus on key examples. This will include previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.
Primary economic activities – Focus on what these activities including and how humans have impacted on these activities including fishing, water and peat bogs. This will include previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.
OS Maps and Arial Photo’s – reading maps & photos, giving grid references and locations, drawing sketches of maps & photos as well as reading settlement patterns. Finding suitable sites for settlement and industry and using our skills to back up our selection of sites.
Course content History will cover the first and second year course which can be asked about in picture, document, short questions, and people in history, source question or short paragraph section. This will include JC questions on these topics from each of the sections listed below as well as what examiners are looking for in people in history and paragraph sections with some samples of work.
Christmas course 2019
Ancient Civilisations – Focus on the Romans & Celts as examples outside of & inside of Ireland. There will be a special focus on the roles within each society such as children/pastimes, soldiers, religion, food/clothes and impacts on future societies.
Medieval times – The middle ages will focus on castle life of the lord/lady, key areas of the town/castle, the life of a knight/tradesman & monk.
Renaissance – This area will focus on reasons for its beginning, new methods of art/sculpture, Renaissance artists inside & outside of Italy.
Age of Explorers – Reasons for exploration, new technology invented to help with exploration, key personalities such as Columbus, Magellan and the legacy of new discoveries.
2nd year course
Age of Revolutions – Focus on Irish, American & French Revolutions including why they began, key personalities such as Washing, Tone and Robespierre, success/failures & impacts.
Industrial & Agricultural Revolutions – How and why these revolutions began, new technology and methods created, key personalities including life for the ordinary person & impacts of these revolutions.
3rd year course
Europe After WW1 – Background causes to WWI, reactions of the Big 3, the treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations & different political beliefs.
Mussolini – Rise to power, establishing a totalitarian state, fixing the economy, foreign policy, end of his reign.
Hitler’s Rise to power – Early life, beliefs, Putsch to President, gaining & keeping power, treatment of the Jews, economic policy, foreign policy & the road to WWII.
WWII – The war in Europe, key battles and invasions of Britain & Russia, D-Day landings, war in the Pacific, results and Nuremberg trials.
Cold War conflicts – Background, political beliefs, 3 cases studies of Cuba missile crises, Berlin blockade & Korean war, results of the cold war.
Christmas course is based on Paper 2 where we will focus on Probability, Statistics and Area and Volume.
Day 1 is on Statistics. We will look at some of the words you will need to know. Then we will do questions on mean, mode and median.
We will finish of Statistics with presenting data in bar charts, histograms, line plots, stem and leaf and pie charts. You need a maths set.
We will do Probability with a special effort on tree diagrams, sample space and experimental probability.
Area and volume is a nice chapter but with a lot of material. We will look at 2 dimensional shapes and how to get the area and perimeter. With cylinders, cones and spheres we will set how these shapes are used in Junior cert questions.
You will be shown where the most common mistakes are and what you need to learn.
Maths is all about doing so a lot of your time in each class you will be doing the questions out yourself before you are shown the solutions. Any questions are welcome during the classes.
- Biological world
- Living things
- cells and microscope
- Food nutrition and well being
- Digestive system
- respiration and breathing
- Chemical world
- States of matter
- Solutions and crystallisation
- Separating mixtures
- Elements mixtures compounds
- Physical World
- Sound and Magnetism
All students will be supplied with an intensive set of notes for the New science course
students will also be guide through the new format of the exam and also each receive a sample of the new exam.
Leaving Certificate Topics
Algebra is the key to doing well in the Leaving cert. It is the most important topic of them all.
Day one will be on basic key skills –Multiplication including perfect squares.
Factors. Fractions. Equations – linear, quadratic and cubic.
Moving through more algebra. Absolute value. Inequalities. Surds
Really important idea of Indices
Logs from start to finishes going through in particular worded questions
A major part of paper 2 is Trigonometry which we are going to break down over the 4 days. We will start with Degrees and Radians, Double Angles, Compound Angles
We will go through how to solve equations.How to use trigonometry to find either a missing length or missing angle in a 2 dimensional triangle.
We will continue with solving triangles but this time it will be 3 dimensional and problems that involve circles.
We will deal with identities. Trigonometrical graphs. Inverse trigonometry. You will need to bring a maths tables and a calculator to all classes please.
Algebra is a really important topic on Paper 1 and can be seen as well on paper 2.
We will start with how to multiply out. We will learn how to deal with fractions.
We will do a very important idea of putting numbers instead of letters. We will deal with how to find the factors.
You must be able to solve linear equations and quadratic equations. We will solve inequalities.
Simultaneous equations is a must to do.
We will try to get a small bit done on Indices
We will start in co-ordinate Geometry of the line which is on Paper 2.
We will go through all the different formula you will need to use and then go through different leaving cert questions
Time permitting we will look at the Circle. This chapter sort of ties in with Algebra and the Line that we will have studied over the previous 3 days.
We will look at all the terminology you will need to use. We will then go through how to find the equation of a circle and the equation of a tangent.
During every class I will go through the theory and show you what you will need to know.
More importantly you will be given a chance to do as many questions as we can get through.
I will then go through the solutions of the same questions so that if you made a mistake you can see where and why.
Bring a calculator and tables to all the classes.
Comprehending non-fiction and writing better personal essays
Theme Based ‘Hamlet’ Questions – Appearances & Reality
Comparative – The Cultural Context
Poetry- D.H. Lawrence & Adrienne Rich
L’épreuve orale 1: Yourself, your family, your interests, your school… (+present tense revision). These are often the first questions that a student is asked in the Oral exam and students can create a very good first impression if these questions are answered well.
L’épreuve orale 2: Last Summer, last weekend… (+past tense revision). All students are asked questions in the past tense in the oral exam
L’épreuve orale 3: Future plans and future holidays etc… (+ future & conditional tense revision). Most, if not all students, are asked about what they want to do next year or in the future. It is important that this is well prepared.
L’épreuve orale 4: Le Document
Food, Energy Transfer Reactions, Enzymes. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Nutrition & Digestion, Energy Carriers, Photosynthesis. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Respiration, Kingdom Monera (Bacteria). Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
DNA/RNA, Protein Synthesis and Genetic Engineering. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Topics to be covered at Easter Revision Course 2019; Ecology, Plant Structure, Plant Transport, Plant Responses, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Asexual Reproduction in Plants, Human Reproduction, Excretion. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Tectonic Activity – Plate boundaries, types and how they move, volcanic activity, volcanic features & volcanic impacts. Earthquake impacts & predictions.
Rocks – Rock groups & type’s formation and how humans interact with the rock cycle.
Folding & Faulting – processes and features created.
Weathering & a karst region – The process of weathering & its impacts on a karst region both above and below the surface.
Types of regions – What are regions and the different types of regions such as economic, physical or human.
Paris Basin – European core region will be looked at under the headings of physical, primary, secondary, tertiary & human factors.
Human interaction with the environment – Impact of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels with problems on a local, national & global level.
Geoecology – Soils; Soil forming processes, characteristics, soil types and factors that impact soil development.
Answering question 1 style questions
Fats & Oils
Family resource management and components
Elective 3: Leisure
Functional foods & Fortified foods
Soups & Sauces
Grassland; Categories of grass, grass ratings, grass growth stages, seed mixtures, sward quality, sowing methods, grazing methods, silage & hay production, and more. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Dairy Production; Breeds & breeding strategies, systems of production, calving, diet, dairy husbandry, dry period, milk quality, milk testing, rearing replacements, milk let-down, disease control, body condition scoring, and more. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Beef Production; Breeds, conformation, FCR, systems of production, compensatory growth, target weights, husbandry, housing, grading carcasses, disease control, and more. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Pig Production; Breeds & breeding strategies, farrowing, housing, diet, FCR, husbandry, disease control, rearing replacement gilts, and more. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Topics to be covered at Easter Revision Course 2019; Tillage Production, Sheep Production, Plant Science, Animal Physiology (farm animal digestive systems, reproductive system, circulatory system), Microbiology, Classification & Organisms of Agricultural Importance (Liver fluke, Earthworm, Babesia, etc, etc.) Ecology & Forestry.
PLEASE NOTE: Soil Science and Genetics may be offered separate to Christmas and Easter Revision Course. Available on request/subject to demand.
Question 1 Mechanics experiment
Every year since 2002, question 1 is a mechanics experiment, each of the 6 possibilities will be covered and each one answered through exam papers.
Mechanics section B
question 6 and 12 (a) each year
in the second day we cover the possibilities that question 6 and 12 (a) are. This is mechanics section B. Each student will have a detailed set of notes for this section and exam questions will be done for students to understand.
Heat Section A
generally question 2 or 3 is a heat experiment.
The four possibilities will be covered here as well as heat for section B.
A start of waves is also done on day 3.
Generally question 3 in section A and question 8 in Section B.
Each student will have a detailed set of notes for this section and exam questions will be done for students to understand.
A detailed set of notes is given and the course is done through exam papers. Also all the derivations and formulas are given out as well as a detailed look at proper exam techniques.
Chemical Equilibrium generally a long question in section B, a comprehensive set of notes is given and exam questions answered.
Volumetric Analysis always since 2002 this is question 1.
each of the titrations is fully covered and exam questions on each answered as well as proper exam technique.
Oxidation and Reduction a question in section B
This section has a detailed set of notes and exam questions will be fully analysed here.
The Mole Concept
All the maths on the course dealing with the mole and stiochemistry will be analysed here through exam questions and mock questions.
A detail set of notesexam questions and mock questions answered fully set of definitions given out exam technique covered also
Structúr na hArdteiste
Léamh na filíochta
Sraith pictiúr (Cuid 1)
Sraith pictiúr – (Cuid 2)
An Comhrá- (Cuid 1)
An Comhrá- Cuid 2
Christmas Course will include:
Exam Guidelines & Timings
Units 1 & 2 – Important Topics and Exam Questions