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.

Breakdown of the subject:

Paper 1:

Paper One is divided into 3 Sections:

  1. Reading Comprehensions
  2. Question Bs
  3. Composition

Paper 2:

  1. Stand Alone Text
  2. Comparative Study
  3. Poetry (Unseen & Prescribed)