Leaving Certificate English invites students into rich experiences with language so that they become fluent and thoughtful users of it and more aware of its significance in their lives. It develops a range of literacy and oral skills in a variety of areas, personal, social, and cultural. Students develop a wide range of skills and concepts. These will allow them to interpret and enjoy a range of material so that they become independent learners who can operate independently in the world beyond the school.
Leaving Certificate English is assessed at two levels, Ordinary and Higher level.
The aims of this syllabus are to develop in students:
Many thanks to poet and past pupil, Leanne O’Sullivan, for her generous gift of book tokens. The English Department purchased some lovely new novels to add to the Junior Cycle reading press, which students access during their ‘reading for enjoyment’ class. January 2020.
Well done to Chloe O’Connor who competed at the semi final of Poetry Aloud poetry speaking competition at the National Library Dublin, November 2019.