SEC Marking Schemes Translated (Paper I, Composing)

SEC Marking Explained: Composing


We continue to unravel the mystery of how the State Exams Commission marks the English Leaving Certificate. This time we examine Paper One; Composing. The composition assignments (in bold print below) are intended to reflect language study in the areas of information

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25 January 2018/Author: Dan Keating/Number of views (818)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Eavan Boland, Child of Our Time – Poem Analysis Part II

Child of Our Time was inspired by the 1974 bombing of Dublin by the IRA


We conclude our analysis of Child of Our Time by Eavan Boland as part of our guides preparing you for your Leaving Certificate Mock Exams. Following on from our text version and outline of Eavan Boland’s ‘Child of Our Time’, here is our expert-written analysis.

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18 January 2018/Author: Dan Keating/Number of views (558)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Eavan Boland, Child of Our Time – Poem Analysis Part 1

eavan boland child of our time - Poetry Analysis Part One

Studying for your Mock Exams and trying to decide which poems & poets to pick for Prescribed Poetry? Check out part one of our analysis of Child of Our Time by Eavan Boland, which details the poem and our expert-written summary. Find out how you can access much more like this.

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11 January 2018/Author: Dan Keating/Number of views (601)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Plough and the Stars Leaving Cert Notes – Our Quick Guide, Part I



Studying The Plough and the Stars by Sean O' Casey as part of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate English? Read Part one in a series of The Plough and the Stars Leaving Cert Notes that will give you a quick guide to everything you need to know about this famous play.


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04 January 2018/Author: Dan Keating/Number of views (632)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Unseen Poetry Sample Answer – ‘Seed’ by Paula Meehan (2010 exam) Part II

Paula Meehan - Leaving Certificate English Paper 2


Picked Paula Meehan as one of your Unseen Poets for your English Leaving Certificate? Want another sample answer? Read a "Choose one image from the poem that appealed to you. Explain your choice." answer now and find out how you can access much more like this on mocks.ie.

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28 December 2017/Author: Dan Keating/Number of views (728)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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