Course curriculum

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    2. Language Types

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    3. PP1

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    4. Question B

    • Chapter 4 (a) Introduction to Question B

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

    • 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

    • Chapter 4 (f) Great Coaching Session on Comprehend B 2021 paper

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    5. Composing

    • 5 (a) Introduction to Composing

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    • 5 (b) Great Coaching Session on Composing 2021

    • 5 (c) Vital Composing Help_ 2019 choices analysed by Genre and with Model Paragraphs

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

    • 5 (e) Here_s a strategy for growing ideas into Compositions

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

    • 5 (g) Here_s a Close Assessment of a P1 Detective Story

    • 5 (h) Here_s a Close Assessment of an excellent Speech

    • 5 (i) Brilliant and Amusing Public Speech written by a Sixth Year

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    6. Macbeth

    • Macbeth Introduction and Act 1 Scene i

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    • Macbeth Act 1 Scene ii with some historical background

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    • Macbeth Act 1 Scene iii with extensive focus on language

    • Macbeth Act 1 Scene iv Absolute Trust or Absolute Fiasco

    • Macbeth Act 1 Scene v Lady Macbeth acts on the Letter

    • Macbeth Act 1 sc vi The Martlet versus the Raven

    • Macbeth Act 1 Scene vii Macbeth surrenders to his wife

    • Macbeth Act 2 Scene i Macbeths agony as he imagines a dagger

    • Macbeth Act 2 Scene ii The Regicide and Unbearable Guilt

    • Macbeth Act 2 Scene iii Framing the Chamberlains and the sons go into exile

    • Macbeth Act 2 Scene iv The Conspiracy against the Sons

    • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1- The Plot against Banquo and the Challenge to Fate

    • Macbeth Act 3 Scene ii Psychological implosion of Lady Macbeth as Macbeth becomes more corrupt

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    7. Othello

    • Copy of 6 a Introduction to Othello

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    • Copy of 6 b Othello Act One Sc i part 1

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    • Copy of 6 b Othello Act One Sc i part 2

    • Copy of 6 c Othello Act 1 Sc ii

    • Copy of 6 d Othello Act 1 Sc iii part 1

    • Copy of 6 d Othello Act One Sc iii part 2

    • Copy of 6 d Othello Act One Sc iii part 3

    • Copy of 6 e Othello Act Two Sc i part 1

    • Copy of 6 e Othello Act Two Sc i part 2

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

    • Copy of 6 f Othello Act Two Sc iii part 2

    • Copy of 6 f Othello Act Two Sc iii part 3

    • Copy of 6 g Othello Act Three Sc i and ii

    • Copy of 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 1

    • Copy of 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 2

    • Copy of 6 h Othello Act Three Sc iii part 3

    • Copy of 6 I Othello Act Four Sc i part 1

    • Copy of 6 I Othello Act Four sc i Part 2

    • Copy of 6 j Othello Act Four sc ii

    • Copy of 6 k Othello Act Four sc iii

    • Copy of 6 l Othello Act Five sc i

    • Copy of 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 1

    • Copy of 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 2

    • Copy of 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 3

    • Copy of 6 m Othello Act Five sc ii Part 4

    • 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

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    8. Timings

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

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    9. Comparative

    • 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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    Review

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    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

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    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

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    12. Romantic Poetry

    • 12. Romantic Poetry-A Short but Essential Explanation

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Course Description

    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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Emilia O

5 star rating

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 ...

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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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Harry M

5 star rating

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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