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Leaving Certificate - English


Subject Summary

The new syllabus provides opportunities for the development of the higher order thinking skills of analysis, inference, synthesis and evaluation. Students' knowledge and level of control of the more formal aspects of language, e.g. register, paragraphs, syntax, punctuation and spelling, is given particular attention in the new syllabus. 

Course Content

  • Reading
  • Personal Writing
  • Functional Writing
  • Unseen Drama
  • Studied Drama
  • Shakespearean Drama
  • Unseen Poetry
  • Studied Poetry
  • Unseen Fiction
  • Studied Fiction