Junior Certificate Grinds Program 1st – 3rd Years


1st Year Grinds – classes for 1st year students in subjects such as Maths, English & Irish helps to re enforce the topics that students are doing in school but may need more time to ask questions or understand better. Classes for 1st years are small and very practical based.

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, English

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 2018/2019. Maths is broken into Higher & Ordinary Level classes.

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

Term 1 starts the week of the 9th September 2019. Students considering taking up grinds should look to book from May as classes fill up very quickly. A student may opt for a term or the full year. Extensive revision notes will be provided on each subject topic.

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 vetted teachers are experienced second level teachers with exam year experience and exam marking experience and language (Oral exam) examiners.

Drogheda Grinds Academy


Students that can’t make weekly grinds can opt for our 3rd year Junior certificate Intensive classes during November midterm break, February midterm break, Easter or May/June last minute crash courses.

Please note Terms & Conditions when booking Grinds with NGA