English Paper 2

English Paper 2 Leaving Cert 2020 Resit Online Courses

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Breakdown of Online Video Sessions

Session 1 – Paper 2 Overview and Hamlet (15%)

Session 2 – Comparative Part 1 (17.5%)

Session 3 – Comparative Part 2 (17.5%)

Session 4 – Introduction to Poetry & Unseen (5%)

Session 5 – Studied Poetry and Boland (12.5%)

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Plus 2 Hours of Bonus Video Content

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The English course preparing students for Paper 2 covers three sections: The Single Text, The Comparative and Poetry- seen and unseen.

With the single text, the focus is on Shakespeare (All higher level students must answer on Shakespeare) and on Hamlet. We look at the single text question types and work on our students’ essay writing. By being strategic in our approach our students maximise their existing knowledge. Notes are also provided for all single texts.

Teaching the comparative is an area we pride ourselves in. Students are provided with a structured approach to answering this question. Students rarely have difficulty with the content of the texts. We have found that when our students are given a framework that allows them to define the various modes of comparison this resolves a lot of the difficulties surrounding the comparative. We equip our students with the sentencing they need to excel in this section. Notes are provided for all of the more popular texts. Students can expect to receive notes on at least 2 of their 3 texts.

With unseen poetry, we focus on what the examiner expects from strong answers. This allows us to concentrate on the material that students will answer on. We equip our students with the language they need to differentiate their answers. The technical understanding developed for the unseen poetry section is then made relevant to studied poetry. Notes are provided for all eight poets. We aim to cover the 4 poets that we deem most likely to be on the exam.

gavin cowzer english teacher at the dublin academy of educationAbout the Teacher : Gavin Cowzer is regarded as a leading English teacher in this country. Having developed a passion for this subject, including obtaining a Master’s degree, Gavin’s teaching style is focused on covering the syllabus in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions. His experience correcting exams gives his students an edge in a subject which is often assumed to be an art. However, it is clear that there is a strict science behind doing well in the English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact.

 

Timetable

Level
Day
Time
Location
Level
Higher
Day
7th September - 4th December
Time
Online - Online
Location
Online