Course curriculum

  • 2

    Chapter 2 - Language Types

  • 3

    Chapter 3 - PP1

    • Chapter 3 (a) Paper 1 Strategic Choices_ the First 20 minutes

    • Chapter 3 (b) How to Manage Question A

    • Chapter 3 (b) How to Manage Question A

  • 4

    Chapter 4 - Question B

    • Chapter 4 (b) Question B Genres, Voice and Podcasts

    • Chapter 4 (a) Introduction to Question B

    • Chapter 4 (c) Podcasts cntd and Articles

    • Chapter 4 (d) Blogs, Introductions and Cancel Culture

    • Chapter 4 (e) Analysing Exam Questions and Model Approaches QB

  • 5

    Chapter 5 - Composing

    • Chapter 5 (a) Introduction to Composing

    • Chapter 5 (b) Composing 2019 options analysed by Genre plus Model Paragraphs

    • Chapter 5 (c) Model Extracts to help you write in Different Styles

    • Chapter 5 (d) A strategy for growing ideas into Compositions

    • Chapter 5 (e) How to Write a Short Story with an analysed Model

    • Chapter 5 (f) A Close Assessment of a P1 Detective Story

    • Chapter 5 (g) A Close Assessment of an excellent Speech

  • 6

    Chapter 6 - Othello

    • 6 a Introduction to Othello

    • 6 b Othello Act One Sc i part 1

    • 6 b Othello Act One Sc i part 2

    • 6 c Othello Act 1 Sc ii

    • 6 c Othello Act 1 Sc ii(1)

    • 6 d Othello Act 1 Sc iii part 1

    • 6 d Othello Act One Sc iii part 2

    • 6 d Othello Act One Sc iii part 3

    • 6 e Othello Act Two Sc i part 1

    • 6 e Othello Act Two Sc i part 2

    • 6 f Othello Act Two Sc ii Sc iii part 1

    • 6 f Othello Act Two Sc iii part 2

    • 6 f Othello Act Two Sc iii part 3

    • 6 g Othello Act Three Sc i and ii

    • 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 1

    • 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 2

    • 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 3

    • 6 I Othello Act Four Sc i part 1

    • 6 I Othello Act Four sc i Part 2

    • 6 j Othello Act Four sc ii

    • 6 k Othello Act Four sc iii

    • 6 l Othello Act Five sc i

    • 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 1

    • 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 2

    • 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 3

    • 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 4

    • 6 n Othello- A silent reflection the tragic nature of the play

    • 6 o Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Othello

    • 6 p Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Iago

    • 6 q Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Emilia

    • 6 r Notes and Key Quotes on the Character of Desdemona

    • 6 s Quotes by or on Othello for Act Four sc i Exercise

    • 6 t The Craft of Tackling a Question Illustrated

    • 6 u Essential Advice on how to tackle 3 New Questions on Othello

  • 7

    Chapter 7 - Timings

    • Chapter 7 Timing and On Paper Advice for Paper 2 of the English Exam plus a few urls

  • 8

    Chapter 8 - Comparative

    • Chapter 8 (a) Introduction to the Comparative Section

    • Chapter 8 (b) How to select Key Moments and Get Ready for the Exam

    • Chapter 8 (c) The Three Modes Explained plus Rich Know-How from the Marking Schemes

    • Chapter 8 (d) Essential Skills for selection and adaption of Key Moments using The Bog of Cats

    • Chapter 8 (e) Words and Phrases that link Comparative ideas and paragraphs

    • Chapter 8 (f) A detailed Exploration of the Cultural Context of Brooklyn

    • Chapter 8 (g) Sample of Effectively written CC essay on two popular texts

    • Chapter 8 (h) Successful application of the Modes to a Variety of Key Moments in 11 texts

  • 9

    Review

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  • 10

    Chapter 9 - Poetry

    • Chapter 9 (a) Introduction to the Poetry Section_ Learn how to read poems and gain maximum marks

    • Chapter 9 (b) Essential Know-How for the Unseen Poem Section

    • Chapter 9 (c) Unseen Poem Question Skills with Responses Analysed

    • Chapter 9 (d) Romantic Poetry

  • 11

    Poetry

    • Romantic Poetry-A Short but Essential Explanation

  • 12

    John Keats

    • Chapter 14 (a) Introduction to Romanticism and the poems of John Keats

    • Chapter 14 (b) A Chat about the Endings of Keat_s Poems

    • Chapter 14 (c) A Reading of Bright Star by John Keats

    • Chapter 14 (d) An exploration and analysis of a number of Keat_s poems

  • 13

    Bishop

    • Chapter 16 (a) Introduction to the poems of Elizabeth Bishop

    • Chapter 16 (b) Analysis and Illustrations of Techniques in Bishop_s poems

    • Chapter 16 (c) Three Bishop poems that explore the human condition

    • Chapter 16 (d) Model Answer and Insightful Readings of Bishop

  • 14

    Brendan Kennelly

    • a) Brendan Kennelly Introduction to and Style overview

    • b) Brendan Kennelly- How to explore certain Themes

  • 15

    Emily Dickinson

    • a) Emily Dickinson-Introduction and Overview

    • b) Emily Dickinson- Exploring her Themes

    • c) Emily Dickinson Silent Presentation on Style and Techniques

  • 16

    DH Lawrence

    • DH Lawrence

  • 17

    Adrienne Rich

    • a) Adrienne Rich Introduction and Three Poems Explored

    • b) Adrienne Rich Storm Warnings explored

    • c) Adrienne Rich Two Poems Explored

    • d) Adriennne Rich Three Later Poems Explored

  • 18

    William Wordsworth

    • 13 b William Wordsworth- VariousThemes Explored in Quotes

  • 19

    William Butler Yeats

    • a) W.B.Yeats Introduction

    • b) WB Yeats Themes Grounded in Quotes

    • c) WB Yeats Poetic Techniques Grounded in Quotes

    • d) WB Yeats A Question Tackled Part One

    • e) WB Yeats A Question Tackled Part Two

  • 20

    Chapter 18

    • Chapter 18 Three Minute Summary of Key Exam Skills on Exam Days in LC English

  • 21

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  • Course Description

    This course covers the English Leaving Cert Higher Level syllabus for 2022, Paper I and Paper II comprehensively. The lectures cover a wide range of topics from how the marking schemes are applied to assess their work to explain a strategy for dealing with each exam paper, including timing. Key chapters include; essay writing, poetry (seen and unseen), Orthello compositions, comparative responses, and many more.

  • What is the goal of this course?

    For students to improve their grade in English. I build their skills from the first lecture through to their prescribed texts. My aim is to empower students as critical readers and enable them as versatile writers so that they will be highly prepared for both English Examination papers at Higher Level and better prepared to enter life after school.

  • What will the student learn from doing your course?

    To master the requirements for high achievement at Higher Leaving Cert English. To be more articulate, to communicate better, to be a much more critical reader, to be able to compose a variety of different types of texts for different situations, to understand their prescribed texts and how to recognise and to respond to the tasks inherent in the questions. I expect they will up their game significantly at English, develop themselves as intelligent participants in society, and become confident and assured about how they express themselves. I expect that they will know how to construct purposeful responses and sustain their responses in a coherent and purposeful manner. The students will learn to appreciate that learning itself is a life-long process.

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I honestly feel SO much better about LC english after buying this course. I can't tell you how stressed I was starting to feel about this exam in particular ...

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I honestly feel SO much better about LC english after buying this course. I can't tell you how stressed I was starting to feel about this exam in particular towards the end of 5th year - it's my weakest subject and I tended to bounce between grades. Was thinking about dropping to OL in 6th year. Since I found Grade Academy through a friend, I just feel so differently about this subject. Philip is really passionate about the language but more importantly, he gives you really good notes and proper formats to follow for questions like the essay in P1 which I hated. Wish I had known about this in 5th year. Going to buy more before the pre's. Good luck :D

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Philip is wonderful

I thought it would be helpful but I didn't think I would enjoy it so much. Philip is a fantastic teacher and his passion for english really shows.

I thought it would be helpful but I didn't think I would enjoy it so much. Philip is a fantastic teacher and his passion for english really shows.

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