Grinds

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Benefits of Grinds

The College provides grinds from first to sixth years. First and Second year is a good time to improve individual standards. Pupilc find that they can solve any problem areas early. Third, fifth and sixth year grinds are exam focused. Transition years often opt to get a head start in subjects before starting the Leaving Certificate programme in fifth year, particularly Honours Maths; Business (as an extra subject) and Accounting (as an extra subject).

Cost of Grinds

Grinds (one hour in duration) will run on a weekly basis costing €20 per grind. A deposit of €60 per subject is required to secure a place in a grind. This deposit will be offset against the last three weeks of the grind at the end of the 2019/2020 school year. Some grinds are run on a fortnightly basis. The deposit for each fortnightly grind is €80 which will be offset against the last two weeks of the grind at the end of the 2019/2020 school year. The cost of fortnightly two hour grinds is €40.

Quality of Teaching

The teaching is of the highest calibre. All teachers have been hand picked for their vast teaching experience and their ability to get the best out of students. To this end, if a teacher feels that a student is not working to the best of their abilities, that student’s parents will be contacted and if there isn’t an improvement in that student’s work ethic, then that student will be asked to leave the grind permanently. We feel that this is only fair to the parents, as some students think that a grind will solve all their problems in a particular subject but sometimes they forget that they have to do the work, not the teacher giving the grind. To this end, all homework assigned by the teacher must be completed to the best of their ability; all relevant materials must be brought to each class and students must be in attendance punctually.

From past experience, we strongly recommend that a student remains in a grind until the end of the school year. Sometimes students think that they have learned a sufficient amount from a grind after a few months and drop out of the grind. However, each teacher has a programme and this programme runs until the end of May. Vital tuition will be missed if a student finishes up before that time.

Small Class Sizes

The College policy is to keep classes small and to this end, the maximum number that will be in attendance at any stage throughout the year will be twelve. However, the average class size varies between seven and eight.

Grind Rules

If a student is missing for any reason, then he/she will have to pay for two weeks the following week. The deposit cannot be used to pay for the week missed as all student records must be kept up to date. The teacher will, however, inform the student as to what he/she covered in the grind. All deposits are used to cover the last three grinds in 2020 (or the last two weeks regarding fortnightly grinds).

The College has a policy of not giving credit, and to this end, all grinds must be paid for to the teacher at the grind. It is also possible for a student to pay for a number of grinds in advance; again payment for this should be made to the teacher at the grind.

Should you decide that your son/daughter, for whatever reason, is unable to continue to attend a grind, four weeks notice in writing must be handed to the grind teacher. The student must pay for the grind on the week that this notice is handed in and the deposit can then be offset against the following three weeks.

On a rare occasion, a teacher may be unable to attend the grind due to circumstances outside their control (e.g. parent/teacher meeting in their school). In these cases, we will endeavour to inform you well in advance of any change in time or date of grind and the change will be made in consultation with pupils if this is possible.

 

 

Timetable: TY, 5th & 6th years

 

SUBJECT

6th Yr Higher Level (H.L.)

6th Yr Ordinary Level (O.L.)

5th Yr Higher Level (H.L.)

5th Yr Ordinary Level (O.L.)

Transition Year (T.Y.)

MATHS

4.15pm-5.15pm (H.L.) Tues. 8.15pm-9.15pm (O.L.)

Tues. 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

Tues. 8.15pm-9.15pm (O.L.)

ENGLISH

Mon. 6.15pm – 7.15pm (H.L.)

Mon. 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

IRISH

Monday 8:15 – 9:15

Thurs. 6.15pm – 7.15pm (H.L.)

Monday

7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

FRENCH

Thurs. 7.15pm– 8.15pm (H.L)

 

ACCOUNTING

Mon. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

Mon. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

BUSINESS

Mon. 4.15m – 5.15pm (H.L.)

Mon. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

AS AN EXTRA SUBJECT

Mon. 4.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

Mon. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

ECONOMICS

Monday 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

Thurs. 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

GERMAN

Thurs. 7.15pm-8.15pm

Thurs. 7.15pm-8.15pm

SPANISH as an extra subject

Thurs. 8.15 – 9.15pm (H.L.)

Thurs. 8.15 – 9.15pm (H.L.)

SPANISH

Thurs. 8.15 – 9.15pm ( H.L)

Thurs. 8.15 – 9.15pm ( H.L)

CHEMISTRY

Monday 8.15pm-9.15pm (H.L.)

Monday 8.15pm-9.15pm (H.L.)

BIOLOGY Mon. 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.) Mon. 7.15pm – 8.15pm (H.L.)

Déise College reserves the right to change the day/time of a grind.

Timetable: 2nd—3rd year

SUBJECT & YEAR

Yr (H.L.)

 

2nd Yr.

Maths

Tues. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

Tues. 6.15pm-7.15pm

English

 

Mon. 5.15pm – 6.15pm (H.L.)

NOT AVAILABLE

Irish

Monday 6.15pm – 7.15pm (H.L.)

 

Mon. 4.15pm-5.15pm

French

Thurs. 4.15pm – 5.15pm.(H.L.)

Thurs. 4.15pm – 5.15pm.(H.L.)

Business Studies

Mon. 4.15pm -5.15pm

Mon. 4.15pm – 5.15pm

German

Thurs. 6.15pm—7.15pm

Thurs. 6.15pm—7.15pm

Science Wed. 6.15 – 7.15pm Wed. 6.15 – 7.15pm