Leaving Cert Irish Higher Level 2018
This Leaving Cert Irish Revision Day is for students who struggle with Grammar (particularly Verbs) and who feel overwhelmed by the amount of preparation necessary for the written paper.
Kathleen Devlin, who attended Michael’s Leaving Cert Irish Preparation Day at Trinity College in March 2017 wrote back to us:
‘The class was relaxed and while it was intensive Micheál Ruane added a lot of variety to keep the class focused. He kept the same pace throughout.The notes and work on grammar was second to none . Micheál’s knowledge of the subject and love for teaching was very clear’.
Michael Ruane has been teaching Higher Level Irish at Leaving Certificate level for 16 years. He is also the author of “Gaeilge na hArdteiste” – a comprehensive booklet of notes for Leaving Certificate Irish Higher Level students that is only available to those who attend his Irish revision course.Click here to view the Irish HL course 2018
Leaving Cert Irish Preparation Day 2018
Programme, followed by a descriptiont
08.30-09.10 Clárú agus bailiúchán den leabhrán
09.10-10.00 Gramadach, Léamhthuiscint & Genre
10.00-11.00 Hurlamaboc, Oisín i dTír na nÓg, An Gnáthrud
11.20-12.20 Mo Ghrá-sa, An Spáilpín Fánach, An tEarrach Thiar
12.25-1.00 An Triail
1.00 – 1.45 Am lóin
1.45 – 2.40 An Aiste: Géarchéim na dTeifeach [The Refugee Crisis] and vocabulary relevant to all essay titles
2.40 – 3.00 Dís
3.00 – 4.00 An Bhéaltriail
4.00 – 4.15 Dul siar ar obair an lae
The Revision Day has 5 main sections:
Grammar and Reading Comprehensions
The first session covers essential Irish grammar – mainly the saorbhriathar followed by the léamhthuiscintí [reading comprehensions].
We go through all the possible grammar questions that could be asked for Q. 6 a, followed by a one size fits all approach to dealing with Q. 6b.
Michael takes you through the top 30 spelling and grammar mistakes and then works through one important “aiste” – “Géarchéim na dTeifeach” [the refugee crisis]. The Revision Book also contains the notes required for writing other essays such as “sceimhlitheoireacht”, “daoine gan dídean”, and “bulaíocht”.
Poetry and Prose
Stories and poems on the course including “Mo Ghrá-sa, Géibheann, An Spáilpín Fánach, Dís, Hurlamaboc, and an Lasair Choille” will be covered. While it will not be possible to deal with the other stories and poems on the day, Full Notes will be provided in the revision book.
The drama, “An Triail” will be covered with the focus on the characters in the drama and an introduction and conclusion that suit almost all questions on this.
The oral will be dealt with, with a particular focus on the sraith pictiúr. Michael goes through common vocabulary and phrases that can be used in all the sraith pictiúr, thereby saving students many hours of study.
Leaving certificate higher level Irish students can become overwhelmed with the amount of notes they are required to learn for all the various aspects of the course. The aim of the course is not to add to this burden, but rather to cut through the textbooks and provide students with exactly what they need in order to achieve success.