WHEN

From Wednesday the 2nd to Saturday the 5th of January 2019.

WHERE

Leaving Certs — Ormonde Hotel
Junior Certs — Hotel Kilkenny

COST

A week of Intensive Revision classes from just €130.

SCHEDULE

Junior CertStudy
9:00am – 10:10amEnglish
10:25am – 11:35amIrish
11:50am – 1:00pmScience
2:00pm – 3:10pmHistory
3:25pm – 4:35pmGeography
4:50pm – 6:00pmMaths
Kilbride RoomAnner RoomKings RoomStudy
9:00am – 10:10amChemistryIrish 1
10:25am – 11:35amPhysicsIrish 2English 1
11:50am – 1:00pmHome EconomicsFrenchEnglish 2
2:00pm – 3:10pmMaths ABiology 1English 3
3:25pm – 4:35pmMaths BBiology 2Maths (Ordinary Level)
4:50pm – 6:00pmAgricultural ScienceGeography

TOPICS

3rd Year

Irish

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

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla
Gramadach
• An Aimsir Chaite
• An Aimsir Láithreach
• An Aimsir Fháistineach
• Modh Coinníollach

Ceachtanna a dhéanamh sa rang
Day 2
Ceapadóireacht - Scéal/ Eachtra
Conas eachtra a scríobh – na topaicí éagsúla
• Timpiste
• Robáil
• Cluiche
• Saoire
• Cóisir
• Ceolchoirm
• Doiteán
• Post Páirtaimseartha
• Laethanta Saoire
• Eachtra ar scoil
• Eachtra sa bhaile mór

Nathanna agus briathra úsáideacha don scéal/ eachtra
Plean a dhéanamh – Tús – Lár – Críoch

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla
• Na réamhfhocail
• Na forainmeacha réamhfhoclacha
Day 3
An Léamhthuiscint
• Ceisteanna, nathanna agus téarmaíocht don léamhthuiscint.

Litríocht - Filíocht agus Prós
An Tigh Nua – Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha

Filíocht ainaithnid - Ceisteanna coitianta agus freagraí samplacha
• Foclóir/ nathanna úsáideacha don scrúdú
• Mothúcháin
• Téamaí

An Gadaí - Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha
Day 4
An Litir
• Leagan amach na Litreach
• Foclóir/ Nathanna úsáideacha don litir

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla/ Gramadach
• Séimhiú agus urú

English

Day 1

Appreciating Character, Setting, Story and Action - Shakespearean dramas

 

Day 2

Appreciating Audience and Register - Speeches, Posters & Films

 

Day 3

Reading Comprehension Strategies - Infographics, Advertising & Fiction

 

Day 4

Showing Critical Appreciation – Poetry

Geography

Physical Geography

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 & the sea – Here you will look at the way rivers & the coast 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.

Human Geography

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.

Economic Geography

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.

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.

History

Prehistoric times – Neolithic & Mesolithic people with a focus on homes, food, tools & religion.

Early Christian Ireland – How Christianity came to Ireland, its impacts and the growth of monks, missionaries & monasteries. This includes the jobs and roles of the life of an early Christian monk.

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 Robespheire, 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.

Maths

Day 1

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.

 

Day 2

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.

 

Day 3

We will do Probability with a special effort on tree diagrams, sample space and experimental probability.

 

Day 4

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.

 

Extra

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.

Science

Day 1

Biological world

 

Living things

cells and microscope

Food nutrition and well being

Day 2

Digestive system

respiration and breathing

 

Chemical world

States of matter

Solutions and crystallisation

Day 3

Separating mixtures

Elements mixtures compounds

 

Physical World

Measurement

Motion

Day 4

Energy

Heat

Sound and Magnetism

Extra

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.

6th Year

Maths Higher A

Day 1

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.

 

Day 2

Moving through more algebra.

Absolute value

Inequalities

Surds

 

Day 3

Really important idea of Indices

 

Day 4

Logs from start to finishes going through in particular worded questions.

Maths Higher B

Day 1

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

Day 2

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.

Day 3

We will continue with solving triangles but this time it will be 3 dimensional and problems that involve circles.

Day 4

We will deal with identities.

Trigonometrical graphs.

Inverse trigonometry.

You will need to bring a maths tables and a calculator to all classes please.

Maths Ordinary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 4

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.

Extra

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.

English

Day 1

Comprehending non-fiction and writing better personal essays

 

Day 2

Macbeth – Banquo and Macduff – minor characters?

 

Day 3

Comparative – The General Vision & Viewpoint

 

Day 4

Poetry- D.H. Lawrence & Brendan Kennelly

French

Day 1

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.

Day 2

L’épreuve orale 2: Last Summer, last weekend… (+past tense revision). All students are asked questions in the past tense in the oral exam

Day 3

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.

Day 4

L'épreuve orale 4: Le Document

Biology

Day 1
Food, Energy Transfer Reactions, Enzymes. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Day 2
Nutrition & Digestion, Energy Carriers, Photosynthesis. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Day 3
Respiration, Kingdom Monera (Bacteria). Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Day 4
Genetic Crosses. Reference to past exam questions throughout. Quality exam focused notes provided.
Extra
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.

Geography

Physical Geography

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.

Regional Geography

Types of regions – What are regions and the different types of regions such as economic, physical or human.

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

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

Economic Geography

Factors of development on developed & developing economies – Strong link here to economic geography. The development of the French & Brazilian economies will be looked at here under physical, political, social & cultural factors.

Human interaction with the environment – Impact of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels with problems on a local, national & global level.

Map work – In relation in 30 mark question.

Geoecology – Soils; Soil forming processes, characteristics, soil types and factors that impact soil development.

 

Home Economics

Day 1
Carbohydrates - Classification of Carbohydrates
Properties of Sugar
Properties of Starch
Low GI, High GI
Digestion, Absorption & Utilisation of Carbohydrates
Diabetes - Types, Symptoms, Dietary Guidelines for person with Diabetes
Sweeteners - Functions, Natural & Artificial
Energy - Functions, Energy Balance, BMR
Day 2
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Cereals - Nutritional Value & Dietetic Value/Contribution to diet, Effects of Cooking, Process of Milling Flour
Coeliac disease - Definition, Effect on Body, Symptoms, Dietary Guidelines for Person suffering with Coeliac Disease
Fats & Oils - Nutritional Value & Dietetic Value/Contribution to diet, Culinary uses, Effects of heat, Production of margarine, Dairy spreads
Coronary Heart Disease
Day 3
Causes of Food Spoilage
Microbiology - Bacteria & Food Poisoning
Food Contaminants
Day 4
Budgeting - Reasons for planning a budget, Guidelines for creating a budget, Creating a household budget
MABS - Money Advice & Budgeting Service
Credit - Factors to consider when choosing credit, Forms of Credit, Advantages & Disadvantages of Credit, Consumer Credit Act 1995
Savings - Reasons for savings, Bank & Post Office saving schemes

Agricultural Science

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Extra

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.

Physics

Day 1

Mechanics

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.

 

Day 2

Mechanics

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.

 

Day 3

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.

 

Day 4

Waves

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.

 

Extra

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.

Chemistry

Day 1

Chemical Equilibrium generally a long question in section B, a comprehensive set of notes is given and exam questions answered.

 

Day 2

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.

 

Day 3

Oxidation and Reduction a question in section B

This section has a detailed set of notes and exam questions will be fully analysed here.

 

Day 4

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.

 

Extra

A detail set of notesexam questions and mock questions answered fully set of definitions given out exam technique covered also

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