Kilkenny Easter Revision


6th – 10th April.

Easter Revision

Junior Cert Location

Hotel Kilkenny

College Rd., Kilkenny.

Leaving Cert Location

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 

Ormonde St., Kilkenny.

Many parents, and students, ask us: Why should I choose’s Intensive Revision Courses? We always offer the same list of benefits:

  • We offer the best value for money available.
  • Our teachers are all experienced at giving these courses. Each class is intensive and detailed.
  • Students are given excellent guidelines for dealing with exam questions.
  • Professionally printed copy of notes for each subject taken.

See if you can find anywhere else that combines great teachers, professional notes, Supervised Study sessions, and years of experience all in one package. No longer do students from South Leinster, North Munster, and all the border counties have to travel to attend courses. Kilkenny and Cavan have brought the courses to you.

Every year runs a very successful revision course in Kilkenny. We have some simple questions and answers for you here but if you have more questions ring 0860659817 for all the answers.

Free Study
1 Subject
1 Subject + Study
2 Subjects
3 Subjects
4 Subjects
5 Subjects
6 Subjects
Study Only


Junior Certificate Location

Junior Certificate Topics

Day 1
An Chluastuiscint
• Ceisteanna, nathanna agus téarmaíocht don chluastuiscint.
• Cleachtadh a dhéanamh sa rang.

An Léamhthuiscint
• Ceisteanna, nathanna agus téarmaíocht don léamhthuiscint.
• Cleachtadh a dhéanamh sa rang.
Day 2
An Litir
• Leagan amach na Litreach
• Foclóir/ Nathanna úsáideacha don litir

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla:
Aimsirí na Gaeilge

Cleachtadh a dhéanamh sa rang
Day 3
An Aiste: Na topaicí éagsúla:
o Laethanta saoire
o Spórt
o Ceol/ Ceolchoirm/ réalta ceoil
o Turas Scoile
o Daoine Cáiliúla
o Comórtais
o An Leabhar/ Clár Teilifíse/ Scannán is fearr liom
o Brionglóid shuimiúil

An bealach le tabhairt faoi aiste.
• Foclóir/ Nathanna úsáideacha don aiste
• Plean aiste a dhéanamh.
• Seanfhocail úsáideacha don aiste

Scéal/ Eachtra
• Conas eachtra a scríobh – na topaicí éagsúla
• Nathanna úsáideacha don scéal/ aiste
Day 4
Litríocht – Prós
Marie Curie – Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha
Díoltas an Mhada Rua – ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha

Prós ainaithnid – Ceisteanna coitianta agus freagraí samplacha
• Foclóir/ nathanna úsáideacha don scrúdú
• Mothúcháin
• Téamaí

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla/ Gramadach
• An Chopail
Day 5
Litríoht – Filíocht
An Luichín sa Scoil – Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha
An tÓzón – Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla/ Gramadach
• An aidiacht agus an t-ainmfhocal
• Céimeanna comparáide na haidiachta

Day 1
Analysing Film and Media
Day 2
Appreciating language – Poetry and Flash Fiction
Day 3
Engaging in the Writing Process – various genres
Day 4
Comprehending Narratives – Drama and Fiction
Day 5
Perfect your Writing Skills – Sentences, Paragraph and Spelling

Physical Geography

Climates – Focus on hot, temperate & cold climates. Reasons behind it’s location, unique plants & animals and human activities. This will include previous JC long & short questions and sample answers.

Human Geography

Urbanisation – Urban functions and functional zones, Functional zones in cities (Paris), Urban housing, land values, urban problems, urban renewal/redevelopment/sprawl.

Economic Geography

Secondary economic activities – Focus on what these activities are including the factors that have influenced their development. Study of light & heavy industries like RUSAL & Intel and the development of the British Iron and steel Industry. How economic activity has impacted on the environment in the form of acid rain.

Tertiary economic activities – Focus on what these activities are including tourism. The development of tourism in Ireland and abroad as well as the positive and negative impacts associated with it.

Map Work

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.

Reformation – Abuses within the church, the life of Martin Luther and the counter reformation of the Catholic Church.

Plantations – Reasons why plantations began, key focus on the Ulster plantation in relation to success, rules and impacts.

Ireland after 1800 – Penal laws and land ownership, Protestant ascendancy and the road to rebellion.

Irish Famine – Why it began and impacts of the famine.

The 1916 Rising – Background, causes, the rising key events, reaction to the rising, the rise of Sinn Fein & the 1918 election.

The War of Independence & Civil War – Causes, key personalities and events, results.

The Irish Free State – Background, problems, key personalities & events, achievements, results.

Fianna Fail in power – Background, problems faced, achievements, key moments, results.

The Emergency – Background, problems faced, key moments, keeping neutrality, results.

The first Inter-Party government – Background, problems faced, achievements, key people, results.

Day 1

Algebra is the most important topic on paper 1 so we will do at least 2 days on it. The first day will be on how to multiply and divide. We will go through factors and fractions.

Day 2

We will continue on Algebra. We will look at equations – linear, quadratic and simultaneous. We will look how worded questions are converted in equations.

Day 3

Last topics in algebra we will look at is inequalities and manipulating formulae. We will look at patterns be they linear, quadratic or exponential.

Day 4

We will look at functions. What a function is. How to use functions.

Day 5

On the last day we will look at graphs and how to draw out each type. We will look at a big issue of how to use the graph to answer questions.


We will be doing a lot of graphs so it would be a good idea for you to have squared paper. You will also need a Casio calculator and a ruler.

Day 1

Biological World

  • Reproduction
  • Cloning
  • Evolution
  • Photosynthesis

Habit Study

Day 2

Chemical World

  • Bonding and Valency
  • Acids and Bases
  • Metals and Non metals
  • Water

Day 3

Chemical World

  • The Atmosphere
  • Fuels


  • Force and work
  • pressure
  • Moments
  • Density and flotation

Day 4


  • Electricity

Earth and Space

  • universe
  • astronomy

Day 5
Earth and Space

  • Sun-earth-moon model
  • cycles of matter
  • space exploration

Students will analyse each section through new questions for the new junior certificate.
Students will analyses CBA’s and also the new style of exam questions and practice the new exam papers released by curriculum online for jct.

Leaving Certificate Location

Leaving Certificate Topics

Day 1

Probability and Statistics is a huge chapter that we will break up over 5 days. Day 1 is permutation, combinations and basic probability.

Day 2

We will finish off basic probability and include use of sets, conditional probability, and independent events. Much more technical material than day 1.

Day 3

We will look at expected value and Bernoulli trails. we will start into Statistics with averages.

Day 4

We will go through all the types of diagrams that can come up with special attention on scatter plots. This will lead us to correlation and line of best fit.

Day 5

We will look at standard deviation and how it is used. We will also put in time and effort at Hypothesis testing.


A calculator is essential.

Day 1

On the first day we will concentrate on Functions. How to know what a function is, the types of functions and how to use them. We will go through different types of graphs. We will look at composition of function and inverse functions

Day 2

We will start into the applications of Differentiation.

We will look at the chain, product and quotient rules. We will also spend time on how to differentiate logs and e. We will start applications of Differentiation with slopes.

Day 3

More on the applications of Differentiation. How to know whether a function is increasing and decreasing. How to find the turning points. We will look at distance, speed and acceleration.

Day 4

We will spend the whole class at max/min problems. I will go through a lot of examples.

Day 5

We will do some more on cubic equations and we will look at rates of change questions.


You will need to bring a calculator and a maths tables is essential. I will include notes on Integration which we will do on Day 5 if we get a chance.

Day 1

Paper 2 had 2 very important topics that will take us the first 3 days. Probability and Statistics are vital and you cannot run from. Day one is one arrangements and basic probability.

Day 2

We will look at probability and sets, relative frequency and expected values. We will start into stats with averages.

Day 3

We will look at histograms, pie charts, line plots, stem and leaf and especially scatter plots and correlation. A maths set would be helpful but a ruler vital. Last bit of stats is range and standard deviation. Need a calculator.

Day 4

Huge part of paper 1 is functions, graphs and differentiation. We will look at functions and their uses. We will draw linear, quadratic and cubic graphs.

Day 5

The last day will be on differentiation and how it is used to find slopes and turning points. Last topic is how differentiation is used to find speed and acceleration.


You will need a ruler and a calculator. If you have some graph paper that would be great too.

Day 1

Comprehending fiction – short stories and novels

Day 2

Writing better short stories

Day 3

Macbeth – soliloquy and key dramatic scenes

Day 4

Comparative mode – Literary Genre

Day 5

Poetry – Gerard Manly Hopkins & Seamus Heaney

Day 1
Ecology Theory. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam-focused notes provided.

Day 2
Plant Structure, Plant Transport, Plant Responses. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam-focused notes provided.

Day 3
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Asexual Reproduction in Plants. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam-focused notes provided.

Day 4
Human Reproduction. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam-focused notes provided.

Day 5
Excretion. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam-focused notes provided.

A separate half-day blitz/workshop will be offered on a Saturday AFTER the Easter revision course. Please see Biology Teacher at the Easter Revision Course if interested, or contact

Physical Geography

Rivers – Parts, processes & features. How humans interact with the river processes.

The Sea – Parts, processes & features. How humans interact with the coastal processes.

Isostacy – Parts, processes & features and impact on the landscape.

Short Question topics – Satellite images, Weather & Glaciers and mass movement.

Basic map skills for short questions and sketching of maps and photos

Regional Geography

West of Ireland – Ireland’s peripheral region will be looked at under the headings of physical, primary, secondary, tertiary & human factors.

Mezzogiorno – European peripheral region will be looked at under the headings of physical, primary, secondary, tertiary & human factors.

Brazil – Sub-continental region will be looked at under the headings of physical, primary, secondary, tertiary & human factors.

The change of boundaries over time – How the expansion of the EU has impacted Ireland.

Economic Geography

Colonialism & Globalisation – how these have impacted the economic development of Brazil.

MNC & Ireland – Structure & factors influencing location – The factors of location and attractiveness of Ireland to MNC’s will be explored. Case studies on Dell & Danone will be examined in terms of profit/structure and resource/location led MNC’s.

Impact of the EU on Ireland – How European policy has impacted on Ireland. Case studies on the CAP, CFP, ERDF and ESF. Strong link here again to regional Geography.

Geoecology – Rainforest Biome: Characteristics, adaptions & location of the rainforest biome. Human interaction with the rainforest biome.

Day 1

  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Trace Elements

Answering Q1 part A – chart, table etc

Day 2

  • Milk – Nutritional Value & Dietetic Value/Contribution to diet, Homogenisation, Heat Treatments, Controlling Milk quality in Ireland, Spoilage of Milk, Effects of Heat/Cooking on Milk, Types of Milk
  • Yoghurt – Production of Yoghurt
  • Calcium
  • Osteoporosis – Definition & Effect on body, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Reducing Risk of Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin C

Day 3

  • Fruit & Vegetables – Classification, Options available when choosing fruit & vegetables, Nutritional value & Dietetic value/Contribution to diet, Culinary uses, Ripening, Processing fruit & vegetables
  • HACCP – basic HACCP plan for hot dish, Advantages of HACCP system
  • Cooking Methods – Classification, Underlying principles, Guidelines, Suitable foods, effect on palatability of food

Day 4

  • Family Resource Management – Purpose, Family as a Managerial Unit, Components of Management & applying framework of Management, Factors affecting Management
  • Consumer Legislation
  • Family – Universality of Family, Family Structures, Historical Development of Family, Social, Economic & Technological Changes in Family & their impact on family & family life, Functions of Family & how state supports the family in completing each function

Day 5

  • Succession Act 1965
  • Reasons for making a Will, Procedure for making a Will & features of a valid will
  • Roles & responsibilities of family members
  • Role of Older people in family
  • Importance of Independence for older family members
  • Family members with special needs
  • Family Law

Day 1

Tillage Production; Tillage principles, certified seed, catch crops, crop rotation, disease, weed, and pest control, barley, potato, maize and beet production. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.

Day 2

Sheep Production; Breeds and breeding strategy, husbandry, flushing and steaming up feeding regimes, lambing, housing, disease control and much more. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.

Day 3

Classification & Organisms of Agricultural Importance (Liver fluke, earthworms, babesia, insect lifecycles i.e. complete & incomplete metamorphosis, lungworm, potato eelworm, etc, etc.). Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.

Day 4

Animal Physiology (farm animal digestive systems (ruminant), reproductive system, circulatory system, immune system, etc, etc.). Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.

Day 5

Plant Science, Ecology, Forestry, Agriculture and the Environment. Reference to past questions made throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Grassland, Dairy, Beef, and Pig Production were all covered at the Christmas Revision Course. Soil Science and Genetics may be offered separate to Christmas and Easter Revision Course. Available on request/subject to demand.

Day 1

Electricity Section A
-each year question 4 is one of the 8 electricity experiments on the course. here we will go trough in detail each experiment guided by a full set of notes and exam questions will be also answered.

Day 2

-Electricity section A
-Electricity Section B
During this day the experiments are completed and we will analyse static electricity and capacitance as well as voltage current. Previous exam questions from mock papers will be analysed.

Day 3

-electric circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction and semiconductors will be fully explained and the students will be guided through previous exam papers/mock papers.

Day 4

The electron
Here thermionic emission, the photoelectric effect and x-ray production will be explained guided through exam questions from previous papers and mock papers.

Day 5
Nuclear physics and (option 10(a) particle physics, always definite questions on the exam papers.


-definitions, formulas not in the long tables, derivations will be analysed in detail.
-Each day students will be showed proper exam technique in answering previous papers and mock papers.

Day 1

Question 5
History of chemistry, chemical bonding, periodic table,trends and radioactivity.

Day 2

Organic 2,
Question 8
Detailed analysis of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters will be explained as well as both mechanism on the course.

Day 3

Organic chemistry continued
-Rates of reaction both the experiment section and the theory section will be done and exam technique will be explained.

Day 4

Acids and Bases plus pH and indicators.

Day 5

Gas Laws


All definitions will be given out as well as all experiments on the course.
Each day students will be answering examination questions both from the papers and mock papers and the proper exam technique is essential in getting good grades.

Day 1
Prós na hArdteiste

Day 2
Pros na hArdteiste – Contd

Filíocht na hArdteiste- Intro

Day 3
Filíocht na hArdteiste- Contd

Day 4
An Cheapadóireacht – Páipéar 1

Day 5
An Cheapadóireacht – Contd


The course is for Leaving cert AND Junior cert students doing their exams in the summer of 2020.

Leaving Certs are in Ormonde hotel.

Junior Certs are in Hotel Kilkenny. Very important to note the locations.

It starts on Monday the 6th of April and ends  Friday the 10th of April.

We have study only which starts on Tuesday the 14th of April till Friday the 17th of April.

It starts at 9 am each day and ends at 6 pm.

The second week of study only is from 10 am till 5.30 pm

For Leaving certs we have a timetable from which you can choose which subjects you want to do. So for example at 9am you can choose between Economics, Physics  or Biology. You pick one and do that subject for the the 5 days of the course at the same time. When you are finished doing that subject you can then choose another subject at the 1025am slot or you can go to study once you have it booked.

For Junior certs there is one subject on at each time slot so you either do the subject or go to study.

No. The topics covered in both classes will be the same. These are to give you a choice.

Yes maths A is Probability and Statistics and B is Calculus.

Yes, you can do study only for the 5 days but we have an offer that if you book 2 subjects we will give study FREE.

You can do study only which will cost €60. You can do one subject only which wil cost €140. One subject and study will cost €200. If you do 2 subjects we will give you study as well for €250. For €330 you will get 3 subjects and so it goes on.