kevin12345 Registered User
#1

The English syllabus for our Leaving Cert is out Must say I'm happy with it overall. Macbeth for prescribed text Did it for Junior Cert so delighted. Also very happy with Sylvia Plath for poetry.

http://www.education.ie/servlet/blobservlet/cl0004_2011.pdf?language=EN

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Glee_GG Registered User
#2

ah i was so hoping Pride & Prejudice would be one of the books

bpb101 Registered User
#3

thanks man havent been told what was on..

davidc9546 Registered User
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kevin12345 said:
The English syllabus for our Leaving Cert is out


Wish i could be as excited... :L

Iamhobbi Registered User
#5

I'm happy with it! My school has sent us a letter out with the novels and film our class will be studying! We are doing circle of friends (which I've read and watched and loved), how many miles to Babylon? (which we have in my house and I've decided to read and so far I like it), Macbeth (which I will probably read over the summer) and the constant gardener (for our film and I've read the book of and enjoyed) so I'm very pleased in what I've gotten as all but Macbeth I've read or currently reading so I'll already know a fair idea if it come September! I have no idea which poems we are studying of each of the 8 poets we will most likely do all of them though! May learn a few of the shakespearen sonnets over the summer to get them outta the way!

Jackobyte Registered User
#6

No Robert Frost...

I studied 2 of his poem for JC and really liked his style. He was enjoyable to read.

Slow Show Registered User
#7

If Sylvia Plath comes up on the LC next year I will cry, I'm so glad we got her.

LostBoy101 Registered User
#8

I find Sylvia Plath's poems too depressing to read so really I'm not looking forward to study it.

Macushlablue Registered User
#9

Macbeth is a fabulous play, and by far the easiest and most exciting of the four Shakespearean tragedies that come up. Enjoy!

Jackobyte Registered User
#10

Of the past poets, I would have loved to have gotten Frost. Really enjoy his stuff. :/

Regardless, Gerard Manley Hopkins can be enjoyable, but I don't know the other poets other than by name so no opinions yet.

Macbeth as our Shakespearean play.

As for our comparative texts, we were told today that we'd be studying "Sive" by John B. Keane, "Circle of Friends" by Maeve Binchy(ugh!) and "Casablanca" as our film.

bpb101 Registered User
#11

our class are doing macbeth as the compassion and the grass is singing as the single

Macushlablue Registered User
#12

Jackobyte said:

As for our comparative texts, we were told today that we'd be studying "Sive" by John B. Keane, "Circle of Friends" by Maeve Binchy(ugh!) and "Casablanca" as our film.


Definitely 'ugh!' to Circle of Friends. While it's a very good novel in terms of reading, it's a ridiculous inclusion on the Leaving Cert list. I'm not being snobbish about Binchy at all, but it's a very, very long novel with a huge list of minor characters and just isn't exciting enough to sustain students' interest. There is a film on it, which can sometimes help, but as far as I remember, it doesn't include most of the book so that's out!

Jackobyte Registered User
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Macushlablue said:
Definitely 'ugh!' to Circle of Friends. While it's a very good novel in terms of reading, it's a ridiculous inclusion on the Leaving Cert list. I'm not being snobbish about Binchy at all, but it's a very, very long novel with a huge list of minor characters and just isn't exciting enough to sustain students' interest. There is a film on it, which can sometimes help, but as far as I remember, it doesn't include most of the book so that's out!

Length doesn't bother me. Subject matter does. Currently working my way through a 5 book series, all around 800 pages of the smallest size print.

bpb101 Registered User
#14

lads and ladies who is not doing macbeth as a single text(HL) . would be interesting to know mabey op could most a poll

my class are doing the grass is singing

DeclanToohey Registered User
#15

Wait I'm confused, does this mean that if I do my junior cert this year, skip TY and go straight to fifth year, will I be doing these novels, poems, plays?

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