Leaving Cert English: Complete Revision Days at venues nationwide 2020.
We will show you how to manage those Leaving Cert Challenges.
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We, Philip Campion and Declan O’Neill, are a team of two very clued-in, dynamic, imaginative, inspiring and lively lecturers. And we have developed a compelling and comprehensive P1 and P2 Leaving Cert English Revision Day.
What adds to our edge, is that both of us have been Leaving Cert Examiners for decades. Thus, we have the expertise to identify what is most relevant in LC exam preparation . We can show students how to recognise purpose in questions and how to sustain impressive responses.
What makes for quality answers?
We reveal the essential know-how for Leaving Cert English success on the lecture days.
We show you how to write top quality answers in our exam focused 200 page lecture book.
All our ideas, analysis and notes derive from a lifetime of top-level teaching and examining.
More importantly, we specify and illustrate exam-day skills and inspire with our critical thinking, in turn sparking yours.
Furthermore, those skills will grow with you as you practice our guidelines, using our 200 page updated Revision Book, ‘English Now‘, in the months before the exam.
Our comprehensive guidelines for doing the exam are rooted in the published DES marking schemes (MS).
Allied to our MS focus, our experience as examiners gives our teaching a cutting edge.
It has 200 pages of notes. The book is much sought after because it provides clarity and practical advice. It helps put the student in control of revision for Leaving Cert English.
Extra material is available digitally. Some of it is free to download now, so check it out. Students at the lecture day get a password to unlock more. The mode resources on comparative texts are a key digital add-on.
Discover a sample in our subject resources.
This Leaving Cert English Revision day is an experience in itself
Two different teaching styles complement each other on the day, and sometimes we teach together. Do we give students a chance to respond during our teaching presentations? Are questions from the floor welcome? Yes, to both. What’s the atmosphere like for students? Lively, in a word. How can a learning experience be entertaining and serious at the same time? Come and see!
We encourage individual responses to exam questions. Do we instill a ‘Yes I can’ approach in students? Yes we do. Performance without fear on the day of the exam is what it’s all about. We show students how to use the exam questions as critical tools for interesting responses. What about learning off good essays? We say ‘no’ to so called rote-learning. However, we say ‘yes’ to intelligent adaptation.
Our teaching is supported by high quality model answers. Our annotated notes analyse lots of answers. All in all, we map the route to exam readiness.
Some praise from participants at our Inspirational Learning Days in English
“Thanks for an enlightening and informing day Sunday, it was brilliant.“
Paul Walsh, St. Patricks Secondary School, Castleisland, after Tralee on Jan 21 2018.
“The course was very beneficial but enjoyable at the same time. I would definitely recommend it to others.”
Hannah Duffy, St Paul’s secondary school Monasterevin, who attended in Tullamore 2017
Lecture Day feedback from a teacher:
‘Thank you for a great day on Sunday. Our students feel it was very beneficial.”
Ms Sinead O’Brien of Scoil Mhuire Buncrana said about our Leaving Cert English event on Sunday February 25 2018 in Letterkenny.
An spontaneous exam day response from a student:
“Today I sat my English paper 2 exam, with your help and excellent notes that you both sent to me because I was doing a different comparative and Gatsby for my single text. I had a great paper. Your notes were so beneficial to me thank you both so so much. I really appreciate all the help.”
–sent to us on Thursday June 7th 2018 by Elie Hegarty, a sixth year from Coláiste na Carraige Sligo .
Results day response from a student:
“The day and the book were immensely helpful during both Cert English papers and I was delighted that I managed to get the H1.”
Kate O’Connor Skerries CC August 2017.
Emily O’ Sullivan from Tralee, who attended January 2018.
Special, tailored visits to individual schools for full day or long afternoon can be arranged.