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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Irish Paper 2: What did last year’s exam teach us?

What did last year's Irish Paper Two teach us?

 

In 2016, several unexpected topics cropped up on Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 due to a no-show for the widely predicted prose text An GnáthrudOisín i dTír na nÓg appearing instead.

So, that in mind, what approach should we take to this year’s exam?

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Structure Your Answers to Get A-Grade Results

Structure your answers to get


Although many students will have looked at structuring answers within their lessons, a refresher is always helpful. Practical skills such as knowing how to structure an essay can help you figure out a plan before you even start writing; it will also influence your grade. 

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