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LIT Summer Academy 2021

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The inaugural LIT Summer Academy 2021 is a week-long series taking place on our Moylish campus from Monday August 9th to Friday August 13th. The Summer Academy, which is aimed specifically at secondary school students entering their Leaving Cert exam year (5th years moving on to 6th year), will give participants an opportunity to catch up on lost face-to-face teaching hours and exam preparation, giving them a head start in a selection of Leaving Cert subjects. Extracurricular sporting and recreational activities will also be included in each day, giving everyone involved a week of action packed fun on our college campus. 

Each student will focus on one subject area during the week. Subjects available are Art, French, Irish, Higher Level Mathematics and Ordinary Level Mathematics. Each morning will be dedicated to these subjects focusing on key parts of the Leaving Cert curriculum. 

An Engineering module will also be available and will focus on engineering in college and career opportunities.

More information regarding each subject area is provided further down this page.

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Sports and Recreational Activities

Throughout the week, participants will take part in a wide range of fun sporting and recreational activities. Each subject group will join together during the extracurricular part of each day.

Sports Activities

Sporting activities that will be available include:

  • Tag Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Unihockey
  • Rounders
  • Table Tennis
Recreational Activities

Recreational activities that will be available include:

Daily Breakdown

Each day will run from 9:30am to 4pm.

Morning
Lunch
Afternoon
Subject area revision class Free lunch with live DJ each day Sporting and recreational activities

Price

One place on the LIT Summer Academy will cost €290. This includes a welcome pack, daily activities, subject area take-home pack (including Leaving Cert revision notes. More details below.) and lunches each day. Online bookings are now open.

If you require more information please contact SummerAcademy@lit.ie

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Subject Areas Explained

As outlined above, five subject areas focusing on key aspects of the Leaving Cert will be offered. These subjects are Art, French, Irish, Higher Level Mathematics and Ordinary Level Mathematics.

An Engineering module focusing on engineering at third level and careers in engineering will also be available.

A breakdown on each subject area is provided below.

Subjects will be made available based on demand. Refunds may be requested by emailing summeracademy@lit.ie 

  • Art

    The Summer academy experience at LSAD will comprise 5 introduction masterclass workshops led by experienced LSAD lecturing staff. These 5 workshops will span across both Fine Art and Design and will be conducted in the LSAD campus, where students will have access to LSAD studios and facilities.

    In each workshop students will get the opportunity to develop their skills in the related area as they prepare for the Leaving Cert while also focusing on best practices in building their portfolio application.

    The five masterclass workshops are as follows:

    • Introduction to Fine Art Printmaking
    • Introduction to Graphic Design
    • Introduction to Fashion and Textiles
    • Introduction to Digital Animation
    • Introduction to Digital Photography

    The work produced in these daily workshops will help to familiarise students with a wide range of materials and processes and make a substantial contribution to their application portfolio. All materials and equipment will be supplied, and students will receive exceptional teaching and technical support throughout the week.

    What will students take home?

    At the end of the week students will have a clear understanding of the contribution required for a detailed portfolio application.

  • Engineering

    The engineering module will be an educational and fun week that will expose students to the college experience. The week will showcase engineering as a career option. Workshops on the different engineering disciplines will be provided and staff of the Institute will be available to answer all queries on the engineering programmes.

    The engineering module will cover and include demonstrations on the following;

    • Mechanical/Precision Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Automation and Robotics Systems Engineering
    • Renewable Energy Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Automobile Engineering
    What will students take home?

    On completion, students will receive information on the full suite of engineering courses available at LIT.

  • French

    The French module of the LIT Summer Academy will be provided by renowned Leaving Cert revision provider, French Notes.

    Each day will be divided into 6 separate modules, which follow the educational requirements of the Department of Education. Students will concentrate on one topic daily, whilst encompassing the four linguistic skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening as well as Vocabulary and Grammar. 

    Week Breakdown

    What will students take home?

    At the end of the week students will be given a comprehensive revision booklet for the 4 key strands of the Leaving Cert, with grammar and vocabulary included.

  • Irish

    In the Leaving Certificate exam for Gaeilge, each applicant is given 600 marks before commencing. It is up to the individual to keep as many of those marks as they possibly can throughout the various assessments.

    The exam is based on six key language skills. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, comprehending and interacting. The LIT Summer Academy will provide students an opportunity to practice these skills in a college environment. Participants will take part in a series of workshops that clarify the layout of their assessments. These workshops (Ceardlanna) include the following.

    An Bhéaltriail – 240 marc (40%) 

    The Irish oral can be the most daunting challenge for many students. This is an area where students must interact with another person, which many find difficult. The purpose of this Ceardlann is to empower the student in the knowledge that they are in charge of the conversation. 

    What will students do?

    During the Summer Academy, there will be an emphasis on spoken Irish, for all levels and capabilities. By immersing yourself in the language, challenges such as An Bhéaltriail will become all the easier.

    Páipéar 1 – 160 marc (27%)

    Paper One consists of two parts. Cluastuiscint (Listening – 60 marc) and Ceapadóireacht (Composition – 100 marc). Students will avail of various technological tools whilst enhancing their listening and writing skills. 

    What will students do?

    They will become comfortable with various dialects and will also bring home the knowledge of how to effectively use online resources. Each student will be challenged to use these skills and resources to prepare themselves for what can be a challenging paper. 

    Páipéar 2 – 200 marc (33%)

    Paper Two is divided into four parts. Léamhthuiscintí (Reading Comprehensions – 100 marc), Prós (Prose – 30 marc), Filíocht (Poetry – 30 marc) and Litríocht Bhreise (Additional Literature i.e. Dráma – 40 marc).

    Each student will have varied experiences with this paper. They will all have different aspects of Prós and Filíocht completed at this stage. Some may have started their Dráma while others may not have. Those who have started may be doing a different piece of literature to their neighbour. 

    What will students do?

    The Ceardlann for Paper Two will take a general approach. We will explore all the key language skills involved and how they are applied to each question. There will also be an emphasis on nurturing writing skills trí Ghaeilge. As is true with all language skills, this can also be applied to other areas of the examination.

    What will students take home?

    The Summer Academy for Gaeilge will provide students with access to a number of essential resources for the Leaving Certificate. These will be shared both online and in the form of revision notes for areas such as Litríocht, Filíocht and Prós. Students will also create their own personalised materials for An Bhéaltrial and Ceapadóireacht under the stewardship of a qualified second level teacher.

  • Higher Level Mathematics

    Below is the daily breakdown of the Higher Level Mathematics module.

    Monday
    • Linear Equations.
    • Linear Functions & Transformations.
    • Simultaneous Equations in 2 unknowns.
    • Simultaneous Equations in 3 unknowns.
    • Factorising.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Tuesday
    • Quadratic Equations. Factorising. -b formula.
    • Quadratic Functions & Transformations.
    • Completed Square form of Quadratics Functions.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Wednesday
    • Simultaneous Equations (1 Linear, 1 Non-Linear).
    • Factor Theorem. Long Division.
    • Cubic Equations.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Thursday
    • Cubic Functions & Transformations.
    • Exponential Equations.
    • Exponential Functions & Transformations.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Friday
    • Log Equations.
    • Log Functions.
    • Real World problems involving logs.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    What will students take home?

    At the end of the week students will have a substantial reference of revised notes for the full 5th year higher level mathematics syllabus. 

  • Ordinary Level Mathematics

    Below is the daily breakdown of the Ordinary Level Mathematics module.

    Monday
    • Linear Number Patterns (Arithmetic Sequences & Series).
    • Linear Equations.
    • Linear Functions & Transformations.
    • Simultaneous Equations in 2 unknowns.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Tuesday
    • Factorising.
    • Long Division.
    • Quadratic Equations. (Factorising, -b formula, Involving fractions)
    • Forming Quadratic Equations.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Wednesday
    • Quadratic Number Patterns.
    • Quadratic Functions & Transformations.
    • Completed Square form of Quadratics Functions.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Thursday
    • Simultaneous Equations (1 Linear, 1 Non-Linear).
    • Indices.
    • Exponential Equations.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    Friday
    • Cubic Functions.
    • Exponential Functions.
    • Exam Questions. Problem Solving Strategies.
    What will students take home?

    At the end of the week students will have a substantial reference of revised notes for the full 5th year ordinary level mathematics syllabus. 

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