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Leaving Cert English Revision Workshop 2012

An engaging and comprehensive overview of higher level paper 1 and paper 2.  Each student will receive a folio of sample answers and notes to challenge and inspire to higher grades from experienced teachers and examiners.This is THE revision day for Higher Level English 2012

For further information/booking contact Mícheal de Barra @ 0868337681

The main presenter on the day will be Seán Scully, who has over 30 years experience of teaching and correcting leaving certificate Higher Level English.

Seán has been an advising examiner for the leaving certificate Higher Level exam for the past 18 years.The multimedia workshop on Hamlet will be given by Alan Hynes.

Date: Saturday, March 3rd 2012
Venue: SMA Hall, Wilton, Cork (Near the SMA Church, Wilton/Wilton Shopping Centre)

Registration: 9.00a.m. 

Workshop: 9.30-5.30p.m.

Special Group Rate, (ten students or more): €50 per student if paid before 31st Dec.2011 

€55 per student after 1st January 2012

Students who organise a group of 10 or more have a free place!


View Booking Form for Leaving Cert English Revision Workshop 2012

9.00: Registration. Students get folio of samples.
9.30: An overview of Paper 1. Pitfalls to avoid. Where to gain marks. How to read the
10.00: Composition: Features of a short story. Analysis of a sample short story. What
is a good plot? How to focus on the terms of the title. What makes an engaging
personal essay. How to write a persuasive/convincing speech. What the examiner
wants to see.
10.30: Comprehending A: How to read the texts meaningfully. How to approach the
questions. How to respond to the “style” question. What “effective” means. Samples
analysed. How to respond to the visual images.
11.00: 15 minute break.
11.15: Hamlet…power point presentation on the use of humour in the play. Analysis
of a sample answer on the women in the play. How the examiner would mark the
answer. The use of reference and quotation. Sample answer on the use of imagery
in the play, plus relevant quotation.
12.15: Comprehending B: What “register” means. Analysis of sample answers.
13:00 Lunch Break
13.45: An overview of Comparative Section: Where to gain marks. Pitfalls to avoid.
What “personal engagement” means.
14.40: An exploration of possible examination questions in the comparative area. Review
and analysis of sample answers on Theme and Issue, Literary Genre and General
Vision and Viewpoint.
15.20: The Unseen Poem: How to approach the theme through the visual and aural
elements. What “personal engagement” means. What “mood” and “tone” mean.
15.40: Power Point presentation on a possible Heaney question.
16.00: An analysis of a Kinsella sample answer.
16.20: Reviews of sample answers on Larkin, Plath and Rich.
17.00: Question and answer session.
17.30: Close of Workshop
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