From Monday the 26th to Friday the 30th of March 2018.


Leaving Certs — Ormonde Hotel
Junior Certs — Hotel Kilkenny


A week of Intensive Revision classes from just €130.


Junior Cert Study
9:00am – 10:10am Irish
10:25am – 11:35am Geography
11:50am – 1:00pm Science
2:00pm – 3:10pm English
3:25pm – 4:35pm Maths
4:50pm – 6:00pm Business Studies
Kilbride Room Anner Room Kings Room Study
9:00am – 10:10am Irish 1 Physics Biology 1
10:25am – 11:35am Irish 2 Chemistry Ag. Science
11:50am – 1:00pm Geography Music Biology 2
2:00pm – 3:10pm Maths A Home Economics
3:25pm – 4:35pm Accounting English 1 Business
4:50pm – 6:00pm   English 2 Maths (Ordinary)
6:15pm – 7:25pm Maths B


3rd Year


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

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

Trialacha Teanga Comhthéacsúla

• An Aimsir Chaite

• An Aimsir Láithreach

• An Aimsir Fháistineach

• Modh Coinníollach


• Briathra agus réamhfhocail

• Uimhreacha

• An aidiacht agus an t-ainmfhocal


Cleachtadh a dhéanamh sa rang


An Litir

• Leagan amach na Litreach

• Foclóir/ Nathanna úsáideacha don litir

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


An Luichín sa Scoil - Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha

An tÓzón - Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha


Filíocht ainaithnid - Ceisteanna coitianta agus freagraí samplacha

• Foclóir/ nathanna úsáideacha don scrúdú

• Mothúcháin

• Téamaí



• Caint indíreach - samplaí agus cleachtadh

• Céimeanna comparáide na haidiachta

Day 5


Marie Curie - Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha

An tÁdh - Ceisteanna agus freagraí samplacha


Prós ainaithnid - Ceisteanna coitianta agus freagraí samplacha

• Foclóir/ nathanna úsáideacha don scrúdú

• Mothúcháin

• Téamaí



• An séimhiú agus an urú

• An Chopail


Course content Easter 2017
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.
An Unequal world - Colonialism, fair trade and the coffee industry, Aid and developing countries.
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.


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.

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

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

The Senses and Nervous System



Micro-organisms and Biotechnology

Photosynthesis and Plant Response

Plant Reproduction

Day 2

Human Reproduction



Day 3

The Atom

The Periodic Table

Fossil Fuels


Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Day 4


The Alkali Metals



Force, Work and Power

Centre of gravity

Day 5

Static Electricity

Current Electricity

Electricity in the home




Students will get a comprehensive set of notes on each topic

Students will also answer exam questions at the end of each section guided by the teacher

all experiments will be revised as well as handouts on all the definitions and chemical equations

the project will also be analysed.

Business Studies

Day 1

Club Accounts- Accumulated Fund, Bar Trading Account, Receipts and Payments Account, Income and Expenditure account and Balance sheet. Questions and solutions.

Economics- terms and definitions. sample Questions and solutions

Day 2

Trading, Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet. Questions and solutions.

Ratios and assessing a business

Day 3

Question 1 Paper 2- Day Books into the Ledger and extract a trial balance. Questions and solutions.

Banks and banking , questions and solutions.

Day 4

Household Budgets- Revised Budget, estimate future budget, comparison of Budget with actual figures. Questions and solutions.

Business documents - sequence in business documentation, procedures in dealing with certain business documents, document preparation and posting document details into the day books.

Day 5

Short questions- abbreviations, control accounts, double entries, ratios, economics, sections of trading P and L a/c and balance sheet, Journal entries and Daybooks.


Day 1

Analysing Film and Media

Day 2

Reading to Analyse and Evaluate

Day 3

Responding to Poetry Unseen and Studied

Day 4

Dealing with Narratives - Fiction and Drama

Day 5

Junior Cycle Written Assessment Task

6th Year

Maths 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.


A calculator is essential.

Maths 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.
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.


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


Day 1
Díreofar ar Sraith Pictiúr (1-10) ar an gcéad lá. Úsáidfear an structúr céanna do gach aon sraith, rud a bheadh an oiriúnach do scoláirí ag iarraidh iad a fhoghlaim.

Our first lesson will focus on the series of pictures numbers 1-10 for the Irish oral. The same structure will be used for every series of pictures to help the students easily describe the 'Sraith Pictiúr' for their Irish oral exam.
Day 2
Leanfar leis na sraith pictiúr agus cuirfear béim ar na Sraith Pictiúr 11-20 gan bhogadh ón structúr a múineadh ar an gcéad lá.

Without venturing from our structure we will examine the series of pictures 11-20' in the second lesson.
Day 3
Leis an Scrúdú Cainte ag druidim linn go tapaidh tar éis na Cásca, múinfear conas na ceisteanna is coitianta a fhreagairt go caighdeán ard.

With the Scrúdú Cainte fast approaching after the Easter break, we will focus on the most common questions in the Irish oral and how to answer them to a high standard.
Day 4
Leis an Scrúdú Cainte ag druidim go tapaidh tar éis na sosa, múinfear conas na ceisteanna is coitianta a fhreagairt go caighdeán ard.

With the Scrúdú Cainte fast approaching after the Easter break, we will focus on the most common questions in the Irish oral and how to answer them to a high standard.
Day 5
Gheobhaidh gach scoláire a fhreastalaíonn ar an gcúrsa: réimse leathan d'aistí don cheapadóireacht i bPáipéar a haon.

Each student will get a wide variety of of essays for the paper 1 question along with a common framework structure that can be used with any paper 1 essay.


Day 1

Plant Science 1; Structure and Function of Flowering Plants. Transport, Food Storage and Gas Exchange. Plant Responses. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 2

Plant Science 2; Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants. Vegetative Propagation (Asexual Reproduction in Plants). Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 3

Ecology 1; Ecology Principals, Carbon & Nitrogen cycles, Pollution & Conservation, etc. etc. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 4

Ecology 2; Study of an Ecosystem. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 5

Human Reproduction. Male and female systems, the menstrual cycle, birth control, placenta development, zygote development, etc, etc. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.


Please Note; Food, Enzymes, Digestion, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Classification & Microbiology are/were covered at the Christmas Revision Course.


Subject to demand, all Biology Experiments (Section B of the Exam) may be covered separately during a blitz at a later date.

Ag. Science

Day 1

Tillage; tillage principles, certified seed, crop rotation, catch crops, maize, barley, beet & potato production. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 2

Sheep Production; sheep breeding, rearing from birth to slaughter to include diet (flushing & steaming-up), housing, husbandry practices, disease control, etc. etc. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 3

Plant Science; plant structure and function, plant transport, plant responses, plant reproduction. Also includes Ecology, Environment, & Forestry. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 4

Animal Physiology; structure and function of animal systems to include digestive system, reproductive system, heart and circulatory system, immune system, etc. etc. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.

Day 5

Classification & Microbiology; to include Taxonomy, disease organisms such as Liverfluke, Lungworm, Potato Eelworm, Babesia. Importance of Earthworms, Bacteria, Fungi, & Viruses will also be covered. Reference to past exam questions will be made throughout the lesson.


Please Note; Grass Production, Pig Production, Dairy Production, & Beef Production will be/were covered at the Christmas Revision Schedule. Subject to demand, Soil & Genetics may be covered during a blitz at a later date.


LC Course content Easter 2017-18

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 of a karst region – The process of weathering & its impacts on a karst region both above and below the surface.

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.


Economic Geography

Map work & Economic activity – Will combine the factors impacting the location of industry with map skills in order to justify economic activities such as industrial estates, tourists or centres of economic trade.

Economic activity & Environment – how economic activity impacts on the environment. Two case studies of the Amazon jungle and the Shell to sea campaign.

Renewable resources and Ireland – How the CFP impacts Ireland’s fish stocks & Ireland’s use of wind energy.

Geoecology option

Biomes – Characteristics of a biome and how humans interact with biome(s).


Day 1
History of chemistry and atomic structure
Periodic Table and Trends in the Periodic Table
Day 2
Chemical bonding
Day 3
Organic 2 including organic synthesis and mechanisms
Day 4
Rates of reaction
Acids and Bases
Day 5
Gas Laws
Each topic has a comprehensive set of notes
Exam questions will be done for each section and students will be guided through the proper exam technique required to achieve the highest marks possible.
Extra information including all the experiments and definitions will be discussed and given out as a handout.



Day 1

Set Work – Bach: Cantata

• Understanding key terms

• Recognising the movements

• Themes within movements

• Musical features of each movement

• Strategies for approaching the Bach question

Day 2

Composing – Melody

• The basic elements of the melody question – what theory do I need

to know to be able to answer it?

• Major and minor melodies – how to determine the key and how to

approach a question in both tonalities

• How to approach a full question – strategies to maximise your


• A look at the marking scheme for this question

• Adding finishing touches to your melody

Day 3

Aural Skills

• Vocabulary and terminology needed for this question

• How to approach dictation

• Listening strategies and how to interpret the questions

Day 4

Set Work – Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

• Understanding key terms

• Structure of the work

• Compositional and instrumental techniques that feature in

Bohemian Rhapsody

• The different styles that are present within the work

• Technology used in the work

• Strategies for approaching the Queen question and a look at how the

question has been examined in past years

Day 5

Irish Music Part 2

• A focus on the listening part of this question

• The dance tradition

• The song tradition

• Instruments use in Traditional Irish Music

• Fusion of Traditional Irish Music and other genres

• Listening strategies and skills and a look at how the question has

been examined in the past


Please bring exam papers (composing/listening) and scores with you.


We will work through as many examples of questions as time permits after the theory part of each session.


Day 1

Exam Preparation and Short Question review

Day 2

Applied Business Question Review/Technique

Day 3

Long Questions Part 1

Day 4

Long Questions Part 1 and 2

Day 5

Long Questions Part 2


There will be an overview of the entire course with emphasis on the ABQ chapters and a large number of short and long questions will be worked through.


Day 1

electricity Section A

-Here we cover all the possibilities that question 4 can be.

-its always an electricity experiment

-a comprehensive set of notes as well as doing out exam questions is key to this section

Day 2


-on Day two we finish the electricity experiments and start section B Elcetricity

-the first section we do is Static electricity

--a comprehensive set of notes as well as doing out exam questions is key to this section

Day 3

-electric field


-current, resistance, voltage



-electromagnetic induction

--a comprehensive set of notes as well as doing out exam questions is key to this section

Day 4


-here we cover in depth thermionic emission, the photoelectric effect and xray production

Day 5

Particle Physics

-Here we cover question 10 (a) particle physics

---a comprehensive set of notes as well as doing out exam questions is key to this section


-students also get a handout on:

-definitions on the course

-the proofs required for the course

-the formulas not in the log tables needed

-comprehensive detail exam technique handout

-each day the students do out exam questions from mock papers in the past to show you the correct exam technique needed for a H1

Home Economics

Day 1

Lipids (Elemental Composition, Chemical Composition/Formation of Triglyceride, Classification of Fatty Acids, Cis & trans fatty acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, Properties of Lipids, Biological Functions, Significance of Fatty Acids, Digestion, Absorption & Utilisation of fatty acids

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) - Sources, Functions, Deficiencies, Properties, RDA

Day 2

Food Commodity linked to Lipids = Fats & Oils (Nutritional Value, Dietetic Value, Culinary Uses, Production of Margarine (added value food), Functional Spreads, Low Fat Spreads

Food Commodity: Cereals (Nutritional Value, Dietetic Value, Milling of Flour (profile of food that has undergone extensive processing), Effects of Cooking/Heat on Cereals (linked to Starch Properties)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3) - Sources, Functions, Deficiencies, Properties, RDA

Day 3

Energy: Factors affecting energy requirements, BMR, Energy Balance

Pyrodoxine (Vitamin B6), Cobalamin (Vitamin B12), Folic Acid/Folate - Sources, Functions, Deficiencies, Properties, RDA

Management of Household Financial Resources - Gross & Net Income, Deductions (PAYE, PRSI, USC- Statutory) & Voluntary, Tax Credits, Social Welfare Payments (social insurance payments, social assistance payments, universal payments)

Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS)

Day 4

Household Technology: Benefits of Technology in the home, Selection Criteria for household appliances, Profile of Small appliance with Motor = Food Processor, Profile of small household appliance with heating element = Kettle, Profile of a large appliance = Refrigerator, Profile of a cooking appliance = Microwave oven (design & construction, working principle, guidelines for using & cleaning for each appliance)

Safety considerations when selecting household textiles, Flame retardant finishes on fabrics, Fire safety (Domestic Furniture) Order 1988, 1995

Day 5

Microbiology with focus on Bacteria (Structure of a Bacterial Cell,

Conditions needed for Bacteria Growth , Reproduction, Spore Formation, Exotoxins, Endotoxins, Types of Food Poisoning bacteria, Gram staining, Advantages & Disadvantages of bacteria

Food Contaminants

Family Law

Family as a caring unit: role of older person in family, generational conflict, family caring for those with special needs


Day 1

Rules for entering transactions into the ledger.

Preparation of ledger accounts incorporating accruals and prepayments

Correction of errors and Suspense.

Questions and solutions

Day 2

Club Accounts- Accumulated Fund, bar trading Account, Receipts and payments Account, income and Expenditure Account and balance sheet plus theory.

Questions and solutions.

Day 3

Question1- Company trading, profit and loss account and balance sheet including Manufacturing account, adjustments plus Questions and solutions.

Day 4

Management accounting - cash budgets incorporating production budget with material purchases budget.

Incomplete records Type A and B

Questions and solutions

Day 5

Interpretation of accounts- ratios and their significance, interpreting accounts from the point of view of Shareholders and banks or debenture holders.

Cash Flow Statements - reconciliation of the operating profit to the net cash inflow from operating activities, cash flow statement and reconciliation of the net cash inflow to movement in net debt, theory questions and solutions.


Day 1

Comprehending Fiction

Day 2

Composing Stories

Day 3

King Lear - Sibling Rivalries

Day 4

Comparative Mode - The Cultural Context

Day 5

Poetry - Gerard Manly Hopkins and Philip Larkin


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. 


We will also look at the Document and how to get the best marks on it.  



Le Travail Écrit & La Compréhension Auditive: A look at the written and aural section of the exam – necessary vocabulary, tenses, phrases and sample answers.  



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



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