Leaving Certificate 2020

In preparation for the NOVEMBER 2020 State Leaving Certificate Examinations we are offering on-line Revision Courses of two days each. Each day runs from 10am to 4pm.

Cost: 1 course (two days) €210,  2 courses (four days) €360,  3 courses (six days) €470.

See the list of “Course Content” below the table of courses.  Pick your courses from the table and complete your details:

STEP 1 - Select Your Course(s)

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courses
your selection
TWO DAY COURSE Saturday 3rd & 10th October
Maths (H)
Maths (O)
TWO DAY COURSE Saturday 17th & 24th October
Chemistry
Business
English
TWO DAY COURSE Tues 27th & Wed 28th October
Biology
French (H)
Irish (H)

STEP 2 - Your Details

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Course Content

Biology

Tutor: Brendan Duane

Brendan has been one of the driving forces behind the promotion of science in second level education in Ireland. In 2018 his excellence and dedication was acknowledged when he won a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to science education.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate Biology Papers will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate 2020 Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge:

Day 1

This will focus on Unit 1 and Unit 2 excluding Ecology and Genetics.

It will also include the activities associated with these units:

Unit 1

    • Scientific Method
    • Characteristics of Living Things
    • Food and Biomolecules

Unit 2

    • Cell Structure
    • Cell Cycle
    • Cell Diversity
    • Diffusion / Osmosis
    • Enzymes & Energy Carriers
    • Photosynthesis
    • Respiration

Day 2

Unit 1

    • Ecology
    • Unit 2
    • Structure of DNA and Protein Synthesis
    • Genetics.
    • Unit 3
    • Plant structure, physiology and reproduction
    • Microbiology
    • Nervous, endocrine and sense systems
    • Blood + Circulatory + Digestion
    • Plant and Human Reproduction
    • Experiments associated with unit 3

Chemistry

Tutor: Brendan Duane

Brendan has been one of the driving forces behind the promotion of science in second level education in Ireland. In 2018 his excellence and dedication was acknowledged when he won a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to science education, in particular Chemistry.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate Chemistry Papers will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate 2020 Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge:

Day 1

This will focus on the main questions in Section A i.e. the titration question and the organic practical, questions 1 and 2 as well as Thermochemistry, Oxidation Reduction and Gas law problems from Section B

Question 1          8 Titrations

Question 2          6 Organic Practicals

Question 6          Thermochemistry and hydrocarbons

Question 10       Oxidation / Reduction and Electrolysis.

Question 11        Gas laws (time permitting)

 

Day 2

Question 8          Remainder of Organic Chemistry

Question 9          pH and Water

Question 7          Equilibrium

Question 3/7     rates of reaction.

Question 5          Atom/bonding (time permitting)

French H

 

Tutor: Aisling O’Sullivan – B.A. Ed.

Aisling studied French, German and History in UCD and after graduating in 2000 joined Bruce College, Dublin. Aisling was recruited by LSC in 2003 to the languages department, also serving as Deputy Principal and Principal between 2010 and 2017. A wealth of experience and knowledge.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate French Papers will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate 2020 Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge:

  1. Overview of Grammar
    Tenses, adjectives and grammar recognition
  2. Reading Comprehension Guidelines
  3. Aural vocal and guidelines
  4. Notes and sample answers for diary entry
  5. Useful Phrases/ Sample answer for the following topics:
    • European Union
    • Languages and Irish languages
    • Addictions and Mental Health issues
    • Homelessness
    • Social Media and On-line Bullying
    • Pollution and Global Warming
    • Women / Sexism in society
    • Immigration and Racism

English H

Claire Kiranne BA. H.Dip. In Ed.

After an extensive career in St. Paul’s Monasterevin, A graduate of N.U.I.G and N.U.I.M., Clare joined the team of LSC in 2010 and has enthusiastically served the English department with her dedication, humour and wealth of experience. A firm favourite with pupils and teachers here alike.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate 2020 English Papers will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge:

The two day course will cover all topics to be examined in the November Leaving Certificate Examination 2020. Hard or soft copy notes will accompany all questions.

Saturday 14th October 

 Morning Session

  • Paper 1    Reading Comprehending
  • Paper 2    Unseen Poem

Reading Comprehending Topics Covered

  • Timing – managing time and answering within the time frame
  • Length of answers
  • The five language genres – the languages of information,argument, persuasion, narration and the aesthetic use of language.
  • The marking scheme and how to structure answers to gain maximum marks
  • How to answer questions on Comprehending A topics eg identifying the point of view of  the author, the values assumed in the text, the language genres used  by the   writer etc
  • Analysis of past exam papers and questions
  • Sample answers and how to structure answers to gain maximum marks

 

Paper 2:  The Unseen Poem and the poetry of Rich and Durcan

The Unseen Poem

  • Poetic techniques
  • Past questions
  • Sample answer showing how to obtain maximum marks

The poetry of Adrienne Rich and Paul Durcan

Topics covered

  • Themes
  • Poetic style and language
  • Analysis of past Leaving Cert Poetry questions on each poet
  • Techniques used to answer question to obtain maximum marks

Afternoon Session

The Single Text Hamlet

Notes will accompany all elements of the play revised in the course.

Topics covered

  • Plot
  • Characterisation
  • Themes
  • Dramatic Techniques
  • Quotations
  • Analysis of past questions and how to structure answers to gain maximum marks

Saturday 21st October

Morning Session

Paper 1

Reading Comprehending B

  • Rules governing the different formats of questions asked in question B
  • How to analyse the question asked to ensure you address all terms of the question
  • Sample answers showing techniques of answering.

Composing

  • Rules governing the correct address of each of the formats of essays
  • How to analyse the titles
  • How to structure the answer to ensure the topic s being addressed.

Paper 2

The Comparative Study

 

  • Comparative Language- handy words and phrases used to answer question
  • How to compare texts and avoid summaries of plots
  • Key elements of
  • Cultural Context
  • Theme / Issue
  • Literary Genre

Poetry Section

Hard copy notes on the poetry of Boland, Dickinson, Frost, Ni Chuilleanain

  • understanding themes and poetic language styles
  • past questions and how to address and structure answers.

Excellent experienced teacher and notes.

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

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Business

Tutor: Pat Phipps. BBS MA Mgt Sc

Following a successful career in business Pat moved to education as principal of Bruce College in Dublin. He is the co- founding director of LSC and leads our Business Department teaching Economics, Business and Accounting. Pat has a wealth of knowledge and experience in preparing students for state  exams.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate 2020 Business Paper will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Day 1

  • Short Questions (2010 – 2014)
  • Applied Business Questions – Units 2, 3, 4
  • Q1, People in Business
  • Q2. Domestic Environment
  • Enterprise/Managing

Day 2

  • Short Questions (2015 – 2019)
  • Q5 Applied Business Questions-  Units 2, 3, 4
  • Q6 Managing / Business in Action
  • Q7 Business in Action

Excellent experienced teacher and notes.

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

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Maths H

Tutor: Aidan Toohey B Sc Ed

Aidan began his teaching career in Liberties College before moving to Bruce Private College, Dublin in 2001. He was recruited to Leinster Senior College in 2003 and has been teaching Honours Maths, Physics and Applied Maths here since. Aidan is much respected and renowned for his teaching skills and exam preparation.

The following areas relating to the Leaving Certificate 2020 Honours Maths Papers will be covered during the October Pre-Leaving Certificate Revision Course at Leinster Senior College, Newbridge.

Paper 1 – Day 1

  • Algebra
  • Complex Numbers
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Sequences & Series
  • Financial Maths

Paper 2 – Day 2

  • Trigonometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Area & Volumes
  • Line
  • Circle

Teacher will address short and long exam questions in both papers.

Excellent experienced teacher and notes.

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

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