Fifth Year Summer Revision Course
We at Limerick Tutorial College know that preparation is the key to success. With this in mind it was decided in 1998 to offer Fifth Year students who wished to get a head start, the opportunity to complete a one week comprehensive preparation course for sixth year.
Over the years the course developed and it is now also extremely beneficial to students that missed out in attendance during the year due to illness etc.
The student picks up to two subjects to cover in detail, one subject in the morning and one in the afternoon. A wide variety of topics in each subject will be covered
Monday 10th to Friday 14th June 2013 (inclusive)
*Students are to choose one subject from the morning session (A) and/or one subject from the afternoon session (B)
Class 9.00 – 10.00
Break 10.00 – 10.15
Class 10.15 – 11.15
Break 11.15 – 11.30
Class 11.30 – 12.30
Class 1.30 – 2.30
Break 2.30 – 2.45
Class 2.45 – 3.45
Break 3.45 – 4.00
Class 4.00 – 5.00
Students may attend the course as day students or as residential students.
Day pupils will report each day at Limerick Tutorial College at 8.55am (8.40am ON THE FIRST DAY). Punctuality is essential as classes will begin on time and lateness will not be tolerated. Classes will finish at 5.00pm, but pupils will be expected to do two hours study each night. This study will involve doing homework and can be done at home or at Limerick Tutorial College.
Students will be expected to arrive on the evening prior to the beginning of each course at Courtbrack Student Accommodation on the Dock Road. Each student will have his or her own single room in a self-contained student block. There will be a resident warden in this block each night. The price quoted includes breakfast each morning, a full lunch and an evening meal. All bed linen is included in the cost. There is a student common room, tennis court and a self-service laundry facility available at the residence. Transport from the accommodation to Limerick Tutorial College and back will be supplied twice daily and is included in the cost. Residential students must arrive on Sunday evening at 9.00 pm.
Residential students are required to do two hours study each night under strict supervision. This will involve mainly homework.
Day Pupils one subject €175
Day Pupils two subjects €330
Residential Pupils €580
If you require any further information please contact the office at 061-315522
The new revised Leaving Certificate Biology course is quite long and detailed. In total there are three units to be covered: Unit 1 – Study of Life, Unit 2 – The Cell, Unit 3 – The Organism, including 22 mandatory activities. A selection of the following topics will be covered in detail and concise notes will be provided.
- Structure & Transport in the Flowering Plant
- Bacteria, Virus, Fungi
- Reproduction in Humans
- DNA and RNA
The Course will be divided into five sections.
- Comprehension: Detailed study of the five language types and answering Section A questions and Section B functional writing.
- Composition: Essay writing techniques including detailed introductions and conclusions.
- Single Text: Thorough analysis of Macbeth including Themes, Imagery and Characters.
- Comparative Study: This course will give an overview of cultural context and theme or issue. It will provide students with a comprehensive method of answering questions to marking scheme standards.
- Poetry: Prescribed poets such as Heaney, Plath, Mahon, Kinsella, Yeats and Dickenson discussed, including Methodology for Unseen Poetry.
The course will consist of the following components each day.
Session 1 (1 hour): – Comprehensions, Written and Aural. A considerable amount of comprehensions varying in difficulty will be gone through and explained by the teacher and undertaken by the students. Particular emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of techniques in reading comprehensions, written and Aural work (20% of total exam marks).
Session 2 (1 hour): – Grammar and Writing Skills. Required components of the writing section e.g. formal and informal letters will be dealt with in detail. Relevant grammar revision will be ongoing throughout the course.
Session 3 (1 hour): – Preparation for Oral
The Oral represents 25% of the total marks in Leaving Certificate French for an Honours Student. Particular emphasis is therefore put on the acquisition of oral and proficiency in this session. Students will be expected to actively participate in this session, will be frequently questioned and tested and will be given a brief oral examination on the final day.
This course will be divided into three sections:
Section A: Essays and Comprehension. This will include reading passages and answering questions on comprehension. The vocabulary and layout of essays will be covered and sample essays will be provided and analysed. Each student will be required to write one essay which will be corrected.
Section B: Prose & Poetry. Prose and Poetry will be analysed and students will be provided with a comprehensive vocabulary, which will enable them to approach this section of the paper with confidence.
Section C: Preparation for Oral Examination. Topics included will be: Family, Home, School, Pastimes, Sport, Holidays, Professions, Travel, Health, Environment, Media, Politics: social issues such as Drugs, Violence and Crime. The Irish language, its future, TG4 and topics which will be newsworthy at the time will also be covered. Students will be expected to speak at this session and will be given a brief oral examination on the final day. The Oral represents 40 % of the total marks.
(Students are expected to bring Log Tables and a scientific calculator.)
The emphasis in Mathematics will be on consolidating firmly the material normally covered during 5th Year in Honours Mathematics. This will give the student a very solid preparation for 6th Year and for the Leaving Certificate examination. Students’ understanding of the topics undertaken will be of utmost importance and they will be given repeated practise in examination questions. The topics covered will be selected from the following:
- Indices and Logarithms
- Real Numbers
- Complex Numbers
- Length, Area and Volume
- Differential Calculus
- Co-ordinate geometry of the line
- Co-ordinate geometry of the circle
The course will provide study of the following topics:
- Atomic Structure
- The Mole and Stoichiometry
- Titrations (Acid & Base, Redox)
- Organic Chemistry
Concise notes will be provided for all topics and emphasis will be placed on how to answer examination type questions.
The course will be divided into five sections:
Practical work is an essential part of physics and will receive due emphasis in the course.
Past examination questions will be analysed and sample answers provided.