This course covers all sections of Higher Level English, Paper I and Paper II in preparation for Leaving Cert 2023. The video lectures break down the course into a series of short essential topics for each section. The lecturer, Philip Campion, an expert at Leaving Cert marking since 1998, will show students precisely how the marking schemes operate. He will outline and explain strategies for dealing with all sections; he will illustrate how to recognise the key task words in exam questions and will share detailed insights on time management in the exam. The key sections include Comprehending, Composing, MacBeth as a Single Text, the Eight Poets, Key Comparative Knowhow and How to Excel at the Comparative Tasks.
12 hours in total
Paper 1 & 2 covered
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Copy of 6 n Othello- A silent reflection the tragic nature of the play
Copy of 6 o Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Othello
Copy of 6 p Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Iago
Copy of 6 q Quotes and Key Notes on the Character of Emilia
Copy of 6 r Notes and Key Quotes on the Character of Desdemona
Copy of 6 s Quotes by or on Othello for Act Four sc i Exercise
Copy of 6 t The Craft of Tackling a Question Illustrated
Copy of 6 u Essential Advice on how to tackle 3 New Questions on Othello
Chapter 7 Timing and On Paper Advice for Paper 2 of the English Exam plus a few urls
8 (a) Introduction to and Detailed Overview of The Comparative
8 (b) Selecting Key Moments and Organising an Answer
8 (c) Comparative Modes plus Marking Schemes Explained in Dept
8 (d) Essential Knowhow for Using Key Moments for 3 Modes
8 (e) Words and Phrases that link Comparative ideas and paragraphs
8 (f) Exploration of the Modes in Key Moments in Four Other Texts
8 (g-i) Ultra Sharp Sample Answer
8 (g-ii) b Ultra Sharp Lesson in Comparative Answering Skills
8 (h) Excellent Model of Cultural Context Essay using PREVIOUS Texts
8 (j) Philadelphia, Here I Come! - Text Analysis
8 (k) A Doll’s House - Text Analysis
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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
10. Adrienne Rich
10. a) Adrienne Rich Introduction and Three Poems Explored
10. b) Adrienne Rich Storm Warnings explored
10. c) Adrienne Rich Two Poems Explored
10. d) Adriennne Rich Three Later Poems Explored
12. Romantic Poetry
12. Romantic Poetry-A Short but Essential Explanation
15. Emily Dickinson
15 (a) Emily Dickinson-Introduction and Overview
15 (b) Emily Dickinson- Exploring her Themes
15 (c) Emily Dickinson Silent Presentation on Style and Techniques
15 (d) Emily Dickinson Extras
16. Elizabeth Bishop
16 (a) Introduction to the poems of Elizabeth Bishop
16 (b) Analysis and Illustrations of Techniques in Bishop_s poems
16 (c) Three Bishop poems that explore the human condition
16 (d) Model Answer and Insightful Readings of Bishop
18. William Butler Yeats
18 (a) W.B.Yeats Introduction
18 (b) WB Yeats Themes Grounded in Quotes
18 (c) WB Yeats Poetic Techniques Grounded in Quotes
18 (d) WB Yeats A Question Tackled Part One
18 (e) WB Yeats A Question Tackled Part Two
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This course covers Comprehending A & B, Composing, Othello scene by scene as well as characters and themes, Unseen Poetry and the Eight Poets, Key Comparative Knowhow and how to excel at the comparative tasks. The video lectures break down the course into a series of short essential topics for each section. The aim of the lectures is to provide a critical understanding of texts. Grade Academy provides clear and unique insights into the meaning of texts. We will show students how to use the texts to tackle questions and how to justify their various views, through reference and quotes. If you sign up and engage, you will also be able to identify and illustrate techniques.
The lecturer, Philip Campion, a marker since 1998 and an adviser to examiners for 15 years, will show students precisely how the marking schemes operate. He will outline and explain strategies for dealing with all kinds of wording of questions; he will illustrate how to recognise the key task words in exam questions, with detailed reference to the relevant marking scheme. He will share detailed insights on time management in the exam.
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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So happy I that i found this online english grind
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 ...
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