(50 marks) Future Careers with Leaving Certificate English A pass in English is a requirement for entry into many CAO courses.Students who like English can follow a wide variety of career paths including; Advertising, Writing, Arts, Business, Management, Journalism, Politics, Entertainment.
This page is an overview of English as a subject at St Columba’s, and is very similar to the description on the College site here.
The Department, while one of the largest in the school, is still small, and meets formally and informally frequently, and thus closely co-ordinates both policy and practice.
Poetry is covered in a wide-ranging programme that starts in I form.
In Primary, pupils are again taught in a way that integrates literary and language study, and that does not overlap with the primary school syllabus.
Finally, don’t forget to study Paper 1 – there is just as much potential for practice and preparation as the studied material on Paper 2.
English Course Content The Exam The English exam is very understandable and approachable.
While teachers offer advice and guidance, the essay is nevertheless researched, organised and written completely by pupils themselves.
In the second part of the course, they complete a Work Portfolio of shorter pieces (stories, personal descriptions, essays) which is submitted at the end of the year.
Both the Extended Essay and the Work Portfolio develop the crucial skills of drafting and re-drafting, and there are many examples on SCC English.
During the year a Shakespeare play is studied (in recent years Othello, Twelfth Night or Julius Caesar) and a major novel (recently Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Moonstone or The Catcher in the Rye).