Junior Certificate Grinds with Drogheda Grinds Academy


1st year grinds are to help students that may not have a good grounding in essential subjects or may need extra help understanding new concepts and ways of learning. our 1st year grinds classes are small workshop style classes that help build students confidence with their subject in parallel with the work they are doing in school.

1st year subject grinds: Maths, Irish, English, French, Spanish

2nd year grinds classes start to look at subjects with respect to the junior certificate exam and the types of questions asked on exam papers. Each topic is covered and students are given previous exam questions on their topic to review. An introduction to the marking scheme and how they should study their subject will have them bring up their confidence even further.

2nd Year subject grinds: Science, Maths Higher, Irish Higher, English, Spanish, Geography/History.

3rd Year Grinds compliment the Junior Certificate program helping students focus on the areas they need more assistance with and how to approach studying and the exam papers. The 3rd year grinds program focuses on the exam preparation, how to study and covers the Junior Certificate Syllabus over three terms in 2017/2018. Maths is broken into Higher & Ordinary Level classes.

3rd Year subjects: Maths Higher, Maths Ordinary, Irish Higher, English Higher, Spanish Higher/Ordinary, Science, Geography & History, Business Studies, French

Weekly grinds start September 10th 2018. Our teachers are experienced and qualified secondary school teachers with state examinations experience. They are NOT tutors. Extensive revision notes will be provided on each subject topic. Language based grinds will have oral preparation work and a mock oral where required for students sitting Irish, French, Spanish & German.

Whether you want to move up a few grades or focus on remaining at higher level subjects with extra revision the Junior Certificate Program is essential. Our teachers and tutors are experienced second level teachers with exam year experience and exam marking experience and language (Oral exam) examiners.

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Students that can’t make weekly grinds can opt for Intensive Junior Certificate Grinds in November, February, Easter & May/June Crash Courses at special 3 for 2 rate.

Please note Study Skills & Exam Motivation Seminar for 1st – 3rd’s is extremely beneficial. For more details click here

Please note Terms & Conditions when booking Grinds with DGA