WHEN

From Monday the 15th to Friday the 19th of April 2019.

WHERE

Leaving Certs — Ormonde Hotel
Junior Certs — Hotel Kilkenny

COST

A week of Intensive Revision classes from just €130.

TIMETABLE

Junior CertStudy
9:00am – 10:10amIrish
10:25am – 11:35amGeography
History
11:50am – 1:00pmScience
2:00pm – 3:10pmEnglish
3:25pm – 4:35pmBusiness Studies
4:50pm – 6:00pmMaths
Kings RoomAnner RoomKilbride RoomStudy
9:00am – 10:10amIrish 1PhysicsBiology 1
10:25am – 11:35amIrish 2ChemistryAg. Science
11:50am – 1:00pmGeographyBiology 2
2:00pm – 3:10pmMaths AMaths (Ordinary Level)Business Studies
3:25pm – 4:35pmMaths BHome EconomicsEnglish 1
4:50pm – 6:00pmAccountingFrenchEnglish 2
6:15pm – 7:25pmMaths B

TOPICS

3rd Year

Irish

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

Geography

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.

 

History

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.

Maths

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.

 

Extra

 

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.

6th Year

Maths Higher A

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.

 

Extra

 

A calculator is essential.

Maths Higher B

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.

Extra

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.

Maths Ordinary

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.

 

Extra

 

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

Business

Day 1
Short Questions & Exam Guidelines
Day 2
ABQ Guidelines and Sample Questions
Day 3
Long Questions Part 1
Sample questions & Answers
Day 4
Long Questions Part 2
Sample questions & Answers
Day 5
Long Questions 2 Contd'
Sample questions & Answers
Extra
This is just the topics of the course, i can send on the full content for the booklet shortly if required.

Home Economics

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

Geography

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.

Biology

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.

Agricultural Science

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.

Extra

PLEASE NOTE: Soil Science and Genetics may be offered separate to Christmas and Easter Revision Course. Available on request/subject to demand.

PRICING

PriceStudy
Free
1 Subject€130
2 Subjects€240
3 Subjects€320
4 Subjects€380
5 Subjects€420
6 Subjects€450
Study€60

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