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September to December 2020 – Grinds Classes

The Autumn term of Grinds will commence on the week beginning 21st September 2020. Each subject runs for 10 weeks for a price of €300. If you wish to attend or require further information please contact us here with your details and choices, or Tel: 045 487 811, or email info@leinsterseniorcollege.ie. Payment in full (by cheque or cash) may be made to the teacher at the first session. If the subject you wish to study is not listed below please call us to discuss possible inclusion. (Some LC grinds may also be suitable for 5th or transition years. Contact us to discuss).

(Details of REVISION COURSES during Summer, Christmas and Easter Holidays here)


Subjects Covered

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ALL DATES, TIMES AND SUBJECTS WILL BE CONFIRMED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER

> Leaving Cert

Economics - Monday 4.50 to 5.50

The following areas will be covered during the Economics Grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • Content adapted to students needs
Chemistry - Monday 4.50 to 5.50

The following areas will be covered during the Chemistry Grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • 1st Principles Calculations
  • Stoichiometry
  • Equilibrium
  • Acids / Bases pH
  • Water
  • Electrolysis
  • Rates of Reaction

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing.

Business - Monday 5.50 to 6.50

The following areas will be covered during the Business Grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • Content adapted to students needs
Maths (O) 6th yrs- Tuesday 4.50pm to 5.50pm

The following areas will be covered during the Ordinary Level Maths grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge:

  • Coordinate Geometry of the Line
  • Coordinate Geometry of the Circle
  • Trigonometry
  • Patterns
  • Complex Numbers

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing.

Agricultural Science - Tuesday 5.50 to 6.50

The following areas will be covered during the Agricultural Science Grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College.

  • Crop Production (Barley, Potatoes, Oats, Maize, Wheat, Catch crops
  • Beef and Dairy Production
  • Sheep Production
  • Common Irish Plants / Pests and their families (Oral Exam and Project)
  • Animal Physiology
  • Microbiology

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing.

Spanish - 6th Yrs - Tuesday 5.50pm to 6.50pm

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate Spanish Paper will be covered during the January to April Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Grammar

Present Subjunctive/Imperfect Subjunctive
Conditional

Tips and Practice

Aural Exam/Dialogue Construction

Written Paper

Technology/Internet/Mobile Phones
Food & Health
Leaving School and Future Plans
The Environment
Immigration
Racism
The Economy / Politics

Oral

Some preparation, but Oral will be covered in more detail in our Spanish Oral Revision Day at Leinster Senior College.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing.

HPAT Preparation - Will commence Sept 2020

A series of preparation grinds for the HPAT examination 2021 will take place in Leinster Senior College, Newbridge from September to December 2020.

Classes will include 10 hours tuition in total. The cost of the course is €300.

All sections of the course will be covered to include Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving, Interpersonal Understanding and Non-Verbal Reasoning. If you require further information please contact the College on 045 487 811 or email your details or query to info@leinsterseniorcollege.ie.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

German - Wednesday 4.50 to 5.50

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate German Paper will be covered during the January to April Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge

Grammar

cases
prepositions
adjectives
pronouns

Tips and Practice

for Aural and reading comps.

Written Paper

alcohol
smoking
drugs
Third world problems
Inequalities
25 years of German reunification
Sport and drugs in sport

Oral

Some Preparation, but oral will be covered in more detail in our German Oral Revision Day
at Leinster Senior College in March.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

French - Wednesday 5.50 to 6.50

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate French Paper will be covered during the January to April Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Grammar

adjectives
negatives
subjunctive

Tips and Practice

for Aural and Reading comps.

Written Paper

mobiles
TV
Computer/Internet
Points system
Education / Languages / Strikes
Environment
Concerts / festivals
Politics / Elections
Economy
Letters
Faxes/Emails
Third world problems

Oral

Some preparation, but oral will be covered in more detail in our French Oral Revision Day
at Leinster Senior College in March.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

Irish (H) for 6th & 5th - Wednesdays 5.50pm to 6.50pm

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate Irish Paper will be covered during the weekly grinds courses at Leinster Senior College.

Goals/Objectives:  Develop ‘Written Communication Skills’ and ‘Oral Communication Skills’ with the aid of phonetics, pronunciation and guidance on grammar.

Approach:  Owing to the nature of the subject of Irish [50% practical skills based], Irish grinds will be adopted to meet the needs of the participating students.

Enjoyable learning environment.  Tutoring will be intensive but encouraging.  Emphasis placed on all four skill areas – listening, speaking, reading and writing, with particular focus given to the listening and speaking elements (worth a combination of 50%).

Aim is to improve the grade of each participating student.

Boost your confidence in speaking Irish (worth 40%). Special encouragement for those who find the language difficult.

  • Excellent, clear notes
  • Excellent exam tips – how to approach the exam paper in a clever, effective way.

First Ten Classes (September – December):

Aural

Oral

  • Pictures 1-5
  • Reading of poetry – how to achieve a high mark

Prose

  • 3 stories

Poetry

  • 2 poems

Second Ten Classes (January – April)

Aural – This practical skill is embedded into the grind course

Oral – This practical skill is embedded into the grind course.

Our Irish Oral Revision Day will take place on 7th March 2020 and will provide further opportunity for students to practise their spoken Irish in preparation for all sections of the oral exam.

Prose

  • 3 stories

Essay

  • Sample essays
  • Essay structure notes

Comprehension

  • Focussing on questions 6A and 6B. (Aspects of Grammar)

Grammar

  • Additional practise on verbs, tenses and other key aspects of grammar essential across all areas to avoid being penalised and losing hard-earned marks and to improve ‘cruinneas’ / ‘accuracy’ for essay-writing.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

Geography (H) - By Appointment

The following areas will be covered during the Geography grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Because of the nature of the subject the Geography Grinds will be adapted to meet the needs of the participating students.

History (H) - By Appointment

The following areas will be covered during the Leaving Cert History grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

History Grinds will be adapted to meet the needs of the participating students.

Biology - Thursday 4.50 to 5.50

The following areas will be covered during the Biology Grinds classes from January to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge. Some topics my change to meet students needs,

  • Bacteria, Protista, Fungi
  • Plants (structure, nutrition, responses, reproduction)
  • Human Reproduction
  • Nervous System and Senses
  • Excretion
  • Human Defence System
  • Other relevant areas may also be covered

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

English - Thursday 5.50 to 6.50 - Starting Thur 6th Feb 2020

The ten week English Grinds course will begin on Thursday 6th February.
The following areas will be covered during the Honours English grinds classes from February to April at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Week 1:  Comparative Study: Cultural Context Mode.

An examination of the key aspects of the Cultural Context mode of comparison with reference to the following texts; The Great Gatsby (novel) Brooklyn (film) By the Bog of Cats (drama) The Playboy of the Western World (Drama)

Week 2:  Comparative Study: Theme/Issue Mode.

An approach to how we decide on the theme/issue of a text with particular references to specific themes in the following texts; The Great Gatsby (novel) Brooklyn (film) By the Bog of Cats (drama) The Playboy of the Western World (Drama)

Week 3:  Single Text: Hamlet.

An exploration of the major themes and the dramatic techniques used by Shakespeare in Hamlet.

Week 4: Single Text: Hamlet.

An exploration of characterisation in the play, with a particular focus on the female characters.

Week 5:  Poetry: Robert Frost.

An analysis of five poems by Robert Frost, with a focus on the style of the poet and the themes he most often returns to.

Week 6:  The Unseen Poem.

Often the most overlooked aspect of the curriculum, this lesson will equip the student with the knowledge of poetic techniques and the language of poetry needed to successfully answer this section.

Week 7:  Poetry: Adrienne Rich

An analysis of five poems by Adrienne Rich, with a focus on the style of the poet and the themes she most often returns to.

Week 8: Poetry: Eavan Boland.

An analysis of five poems by Eavan Boland, with a focus on the style of the poet and the themes she most often returns to.

Week 9:  Comprehension and Composition: Paper 1, Texts A.

This lesson looks at the five areas of Language; The language of information, The language of argument, The language of persuasion, The language of narration, and the aesthetic use of language.

Sample text As and questions are examined, and the student is instructed on the most efficient approach to this section of the paper.

Week 10:   Comprehension and Composition: Paper 1, Texts B.

Sample text Bs and questions are examined, and the student is instructed on the most efficient approach to this section of the paper. Attention is paid to the various modes of functional writing examined in this section of the paper.

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

Maths (H) for FIFTH YEARS - Friday 4.50pm to 5.50pm

The following areas will be covered during the Honours Maths grinds classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

September to December

  • Geometry
  • Integration

January to April

  • The Line
  • The Circle
  • Other topics that students may like to be covered

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

Maths (H) - Friday 4.50pm to 5.50pm

The following areas will be covered during the Honours Maths grinds classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

September to December (10 weeks)

  • Geometry
  • Integration of the co-ordinate Line
  • Integration of the co-ordinate Circle

January to April (10 weeks)

  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Complex Numbers

Note: The grinds class teacher will endeavour to cover as much of the above content as possible, time and student interaction allowing

Spanish for 5th Yrs - Saturday 9am to 11am

Over the January to April months the Fifth Year Spanish Classes for external students will continue at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge on Saturday mornings.

 

> Junior Cycle

Maths - Monday 4.40 to 5.40

The following areas relating to the Junior Certificate Maths Paper will be covered during the January to April Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • Adapted to students needs
2nd yr Maths - Monday 5.50 to 6.50

The following areas  will be covered during the January to April Second Year Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • Adapted to students needs
Irish / Gaeilge - Wednesday 4.50pm to 5.50pm

The following areas relating to the Junior Certificate Irish Paper will be covered during the January to April Grinds Classes at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

  • Adapted to students needs

Cost

  • Each subject runs for 10 weeks for a price of €300.

 

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