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English Dept.


Head of Dept. Ms Roisin Boyle

Subject Teachers:

  • Mr Peter Sloane
  • Mr Garbhan Boyle
  • Ms Annemarie Millar
  • Mrs Bernadette Farmer
  • Mrs Sinead Savage

Literacy Co-Ordinator: Mr Neil McShane


All students study English from J1 to S2.

The CCEA Specification is followed and assessed at GCSE level in both compulsory Language and Literature.

At A Level English Literature is offered. At present the CCEA Specification is taken with assessment at AS and A2 Levels.


Students study a wide selection of prose, poetry and drama texts throughout J1- J3. They learn how to write in various forms and styles.

Literacy is promoted across the department through a literacy and reading week.

The students read a selection of genres throughout KS3. They are encourages to regularly visit the Library and an annual Book Fair also takes place.


Year 11 – Modules

Unit 1: The Study of Prose

Unit 3: The Study of Shakespeare (Controlled Assessment)



Unit 1: End of Year Examination (30%)


Year 12 – Modules

Unit 2: The Study of Poetry and Drama



Unit 2: End of Year Examination (50%)

At least 40% of the assessment must be taken at the end of the course as terminal assessment.



The department has a very active extra-curricular dimension which includes involvement with The European Youth Parliament, Creative Writing competitions, School Debating competitions and Theatre Visits.


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