Leaving Cert English 2016: What did last year’s exam papers teach us? Part I

What did Leaving Cert English 2016 Teach Us?


Aside from revision and exam prep, one of the best ways to prepare for this year’s exams is to analyse those of recent years; to look at trends and patterns set in previous exams and consider how these might develop.

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SEC Marking Schemes Translated (Paper II, The Single Text)


Are you a leaving cert student looking to get the edge in your revision by studying the SEC (State Examinations Commission – i.e. the body that sets the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams annually) marking schemes themselves so you know exactly what the examiner is looking for? 

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SEC Marking Schemes Translated (Paper II, Unseen Poetry)

SEC Marking Schemes Translated (Paper II, Unseen Poetry)

 


Are you a leaving cert student looking to get the edge in your revision by studying the SEC (State Examinations Commission – i.e. the body that sets the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams annually) marking schemes themselves so you know exactly what the examiner is looking for? 

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An tEarrach Thiar on this year’s Irish exam? Part 2

An tEarrach Thiar - Irish Leaving Certificate


An tEarrach Thiar is a poem written by Máirtín Ó Direáin.

Here’s our expert analysis of its translation.

The Western Spring (the poem’s location/setting; we aren’t given a specific place, only the time of year, one signifying rebirth and new life; we assume, however, 

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An tEarrach Thiar on this year’s Irish exam? Part I

An tEarrach Thiar on this year’s Irish exam?


An tEarrach Thiar
is a poem written by Máirtín Ó Direáin voted one of Ireland’s 100 favourite poems by Irish Times readers in 1999. You can find the English translation of An tEarrach Thiar, plus our summary of it, below.

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