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3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

3 Draft Leaving Certificate specifications consultations

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The consultation on the Background Paper and Brief for Leaving Certificate English is now open

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Leaving Certificate English invites students into rich experiences with language so that they become fluent and thoughtful users of it and more aware of its significance in their lives. It develops a range of literacy and oral skills in a variety of areas, personal, social, and cultural. Students develop a wide range of skills and concepts. These will allow them to interpret and enjoy a range of material so that they become independent learners who can operate independently in the world beyond the school.

Leaving Certificate English is assessed at two levels, Ordinary and Higher level.

Text lists

Suggestions of texts to include on the prescribed lists are always welcome. To suggest a novel, drama or film for Senior Cycle English or give feedback on current texts, click here.

Prescribed material for examination in 2024 is now available, click here.