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Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland

Primary School Students

CTYI provides course for primary school students between the ages of 6-13, with availability varying by location. These courses are designed to stand outside the mainstream school curriculum but also provide enrichment of this curriculum. Courses have a strong academic element, with a faster pace which gifted and talented students feel more comfortable moving at and with content students are unlikely to have accessed via school before. Our courses are delivered by lecturers, researcher, practitioners and highly able postgraduate students in the relevant fields, they feature a highly interactive environments and our tutors utilise a broad range of teaching techniques to engage students curiosity, motivation and understanding of the subject material.

Eligibility

Students wishing to participate in our Primary School Programme must first demonstrate high academic ability. This can be achieved through either the Young Student Assessment or by submission of an Educational Psychologist's report.

Spring 2014 Dates to Note

Location/Programme Start Date End Date No Classes
DCU/All Saturday Programmes (CTYI and CAT) 01/02/14 05/04/14 15/03/14, 29/03/15
DCU/CTYI Wednesdays (CTYI) 05/02/14  26/03/14   
Rest of Country 08/02/14 05/04/14 15/03/14

 

 

 

Young Student Courses

Courses typically available on the Primary School Programme
Chemistry Zoology Neuroscience Creative Writing Chinese Forensic Science
Multimedia Journalism Strategy Games Architecture Experimental Physics Art Design
Archaeology Myths & Legends Engineering Codes & Ciphers Law & Order Playwriting & Drama
How to Make an App Psychology Creative Thinking Japanese Astronomy The World of Harry Potter

Sample Young Student Classes

Saturday Programmes

8-week Saturday courses run each Autumn (October to December) and Spring (February to April). Courses are available for 6-7 year olds* and 8-13 year olds. Please note that confirmation of receipt of your application will be issued when your child has been assigned a course. If the courses your child has chosen are full we will contact you by phone or email. If you do not hear from us via phone or email after the application deadline confirmation of your childs course assignment should arrive by post. For further information please click here.

*in selected locations only

Wednesday Programmes

8-week Wednesday Afternoon courses run each Autumn (Oct to Dec) and Spring (Feb to Apr). Courses available for 8-12 year olds only.** Please note that confirmation of receipt of your application will be issued when your child has been assigned a course. If the courses your child has chosen are full we will contact you by phone or email. If you do not hear from us via phone or email after the application deadline confirmation of your childs course assignment should arrive by post.  For further information please click here.

** in DCU only

Summer Programmes

One-week courses run throughout the four weeks of July. Courses are available for 6-7 year olds* and 8-12 year olds.* For further information on summer programmes for primary school children, please click here.

*in selected locations only

Correspondence Courses

CTYI offers a number of correspondence courses to primary school students. Courses are available in a range of subject areas, with term and year long options available. Courses typically begin in October. For further information, please click here