Other Subjects

As the majority of students getting grinds get them in more than one subject I thought it might be useful to provide links to people giving grinds in other subjects. I have not validated these and operate independently of them. Inclusion here is done in good faith and does not imply any form of endorsement. People should satisfy themselves as to the suitability of any particular service provider for their own needs.

Maths is our thing but we realise that you have to do other subjects as well. If you know of any really good sites for any subject covered for junior or leaving cert let us know and we will consider adding a link here.

Syllabuses and Prescribed Material – Department of Education and Skills

Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary for students

Biology

Biology-innovation describes information in a simple and easy to understand manner, great for any student new to a topic.

http://www.leavingcertbiology.net

http://leavingbio.net/A strong site, full of notes and diagrams for the biology course.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology

http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/biology/index.html

http://www.olabs.edu.in/?pg=topMenu&id=53

Chemistry

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry

http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/chemistry/index.html

http://www.olabs.edu.in/?pg=topMenu&id=41

English

English Literature Dictionary / Glossary for Students

http://leavingcertenglish.net/

French

schooloffrench.ie This site has a fair amount of content that is free and available to download. Packages are also available for purchase that include worked sample questions complete with translations, vocabulary and explanations of constructions used.

myfrenchteacher.edublogs.org Run by an Ireland-based French teacher, Julian Porzadny, this blog is aimed at his own students, but the resources and links would be useful to anyone studying the language.

Geography

lcgeography.preswex.ie Excellent site developed by Val Redmond of Presentation Secondary School in Wexford. Redmond is keen to share notes and resources with other teachers and classes around the country. There’s an option to swap PowerPoint presentations on the site.

Moyle Park College, Clondalkin geography site

Geography Dictionary / Glossary for Students

Psychology Dictionary / Glossary for Students

History

leavingcerthistory.netRun by Dominic Haugh, a history teacher at St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in Shannon, Co Clare.

www.museum.ie is the site of the National Museum of Ireland.

Classic Irish History Books Available Free on the Web

Century Ireland an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. Published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, it is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of the complexities of Irish life in the years between 1912 and 1923.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history

General

seai.ie/Schools/Post_Primary/

HippoCampus.org  covers several subjects including maths, science, history, government and religion. It’s supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s goal is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge

www.studyclix.ie splits up all the main junior and leaving cert subjects into topics. For each topic, teachers can upload notes and videos relevant to teaching or learning that topic. The site has over 3000 videos, links and notes uploaded by Irish teachers and curated by the studyclix teacher team.

Free On-line Courses on nearly anything with Alison.com

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm  Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. There is a vast amount of free material available here  from 2150 courses.

http://group-partnership.com/learn-plus/  As learning becomes more digital, universities are adopting new technologies to reach a wider audience of learners. 102 partners carefully design each online course, so that you can study with them no matter where you are. They are top universities and specialist organisations. Choose from hundreds of free online courses: from Language & Culture to Business & Management; Science & Technology to Health & Psychology.