Second Level

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BITE/ Trinity Comprehensive High Achievers Hub –
funded by Dublin North West Area Partnership (DNWAP)/ SICAP

This initiative is being led and co-ordinated by BITE and working in collaboration with Trinity Comprehensive, Margaret Alyward, Plunkett College and Pobalscoil Rosmini.Through the development of hubs high achieving students will be supported and encouraged to take higher level subjects and sit the higher state examination papers.

for more information go to BITE High Achievers Hub Page

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Supervised Study Clubs

BITE runs supervised study clubs for Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle students. Students are provided with study resources and a quiet place to complete their homework and study with the support of a supervisor. Guidance is given around creating a study plan,study skills,time management and exam tips.

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for more information go to BITE Supervised Study Clubs

DCU Voluntary Maths Tuition Programme

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BITE is the lead agent in this joint initiative with DCU Access Service and DCU Maths Learning Centre. This Maths tuition programme is open to all year groups. Volunteer DCU Maths tutors are recruited through the DCU Maths Learning Centre and provide Maths tuition to second level students for one hour on selected Wednesday afternoons. This will take place over 18 weeks in the 2017-2018 school year.

Subject Tuition

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BITE organises extra tuition in a wide range of subjects. This list includes Gaeilge, French, History, Business, Science, Biology, Engineering, DCG, English and Home Economics. We recruit volunteer tutors through a range of agencies , including DCU, past BITE graduates and retired teachers.

Junior Cert Higher Level Maths Programme

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This programme provides support to students in the Junior Cycle with the ability to study higher level Maths. In the 2017-18 school year two groups of Junior Cycle students are attending extra Maths tuition after school once a week - content focuses on improving problem solving ablities, algebra and overall understanding of maths and science theorems.

Senior Cycle Higher Level Maths & Higher Level Gaeilge Support

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BITE provides support to students in the Senior Cycle with the ability to study higher level Maths and Irish. A group of 5th year and Leaving Cert students attend higher level Maths classes provided by BITE. This programme is funded by the Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship Fund.

BITE also provides higher level Irish classes for a group of 5th year students after school. This tuition is supported by the Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship Fund.


The BITE / Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship

Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship

There is a senior cycle academic scholarship with the aim of providing students attending Trinity Comprehensive School with financial, educational and motivational supports to progress to Third Level education.

Bite Scholars Awards

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BITE presents awards to second level students who have demonstrated excellent attendance and participation in BITE activities throughout the school year. We are also keen to reward and acknowledge students who are motivated, excelling academically and working to their highest potential. This includes presentations at the annual BITE Awards ceremony, ceremonies organized by BITE for specific programmes or linking in with Trinity Comprehensive School for monthly assemblies and end of year school ceremonies.

College Access Programmes and Campus Activities


Bite liaises with the Trinity Comprehensive Career Guidance team and College Access Services in giving second level students the opportunity to participate in a variety of college taster activities. Our main link institution is DCU and students participate in a wide range of activities which encourage academic achievement and give them a taste of college life. Our scholarship students also participate in activities in other universities including DIT and UCD.

  • DCU Achievement Awards
  • DCU Shadowing Day
  • Discover DCU Programme
  • Science workshops
  • Maths Workshops and Table Quizzes.
  • Revision classes
  • DCU Summer Scholars and Centre for Academic Talent (CAT) programme
  • Take 5 Summer School

National College of Ireland Discover University Summer Programme


There is a tradition of a group of Transition Year and 5th year students attending the National College of Ireland Discover University Summer School for a week each June.It involves a mix of academic taster programmes in their core subject areas of Business, Marketing, HR, Computing, Multimedia, along with a range of fun and challenging extra curricular activities such as drama and sports.


Student Grant and College Access Route Support

BITE supports Leaving Certificate students to apply for the Higher Education Access Route, the Trinity Access Programme, the IT Blanchardstown Reach Programme and SUSI, the student grant. BITE offers information, support and advocacy around gathering the required supporting financial documentation and will continue to support students around the application process during the Summer months and after CAO offers.