Syllabus for Senior Cycle

For students sitting Leaving Certificate English at Higher Lever in June 2017, you must know the following literature for Paper 2:

Single Study:
 ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

Comparative Texts:
‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan
‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey
‘The King’s Speech’ by Tom Hooper

Comparative Modes:
General Vision and Viewpoint
Literary Genre
Theme or Issue

Poets:
Elizabeth Bishop
Eavan Boland
John Donne
Paul Durcan
T.S. Eliot
Gerard Manley Hopkins
John Keats
Sylvia Plath

 

For students sitting Leaving Certificate English at Higher Lever in June 2018, you must know the following literature for Paper 2:

Single Study:
‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare

Comparative Texts:
‘Foster’ by Claire Keegan
‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey
A film from the Prescribed List will be decided on at the start of 6th year

The six films are:
‘Children of Men’ by Alfonso Cuarón
‘The Artist’ by Michael Hazanavicius
‘Rear Window’ by Alfred Hitchcock
‘Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story’ by Alex Holmes
‘Les Misérables’ by Tom Hooper
‘Juno’ by Jason Reitman
‘I’m Not Scared’ by Gabriele Salvatores

Comparative Modes:
Cultural Context
Theme or Issue
General Vision and Viewpoint

Poets:
Eavan Boland
Paul Durcan
Robert Frost
Gerard Manley Hopkins
John Keats
Philip Larkin
John Montague
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

 

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