Junior Cycle Success - English (e-Book)


Junior Cycle Success – English Higher Level gives a student everything they need to achieve top marks in the written exam, both CBAs and the Assessment Task. All strands are covered in detail – Oral language, Reading and Writing.

Written by experienced examiners, the book points out common mistakes that students can avoid in order to maximise their performance. Junior Cycle Success adopts a topic-based approach to English, with all topics presented in student-friendly language with appealing graphics and texts.

There is a particular focus on key exam topics such as Poetry, Drama, and Novels while also giving detailed guidance on all forms of creative writing: Descriptive, Persuasive, Informative, etc. Specific grammar questions have made a new appearance on the Junior Cycle English paper and this aspect of the course is also covered in detail.

In order to give students confidence prior to the exam, sample questions and answers are provided in SEC format.

Additional online resources are accessible through the use of QR codes throughout the textbook. 

Laura O’Brien

About the Author

Laura is an English and History teacher in St. Caimin’s Community School, Shannon, Co. Clare. She is an experienced Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle examiner and reviews educational content for Gill and Studyclix. Laura has been part of the RTE 2FM exam sessions, where she has spoken at length about the best way to approach exam questions. 
Laura is passionate about making her classes accessible and enjoyable for all students and incorporates a lot of co-operative learning into her lessons. Laura does not believe one has to have the often-mentioned “flair” for English to achieve high marks. She believes there is a formula for all parts of the paper if you break it down and practise as much as possible, and it is this approach she has brought to Junior Cycle Success.

Laura O’Brien - Author
David O’Halloran

About the Author

David O’Halloran studied English Literature and Psychology in London. He has worked at all of the major private schools in the country, the Institute of Education, Bruce College, Yeats College and Limerick Tutorial College. 
David has an MA in Screenwriting and is currently studying Counselling & Psychotherapy. He is a state examiner and has written exam tips for the Irish Times.

David O’Halloran - Author

The Junior Cycle Success series reduces a student’s stress by:

•    Giving them an overview of the course and what they have to learn
•    Showing them how to prepare for their CBAs and final exam
•    Breaking each subject down into manageable topics 
•    Giving sample questions and answers for each topic
•    Using easy-to-follow language and graphics
•    Providing QR codes to access additional online resources 

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