Kilroy's College

Kilroy's College

Online & Home Study Courses

Junior Certificate English course

Course Contents

Remember, you can complete this Junior Certificate English course within 12 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Please note the content shown below is 2022 syllabus. This course is also available for 2023 syllabus. Please contact college for details.

Higher Level

See Ordinary level >>

Reading

Writing skills

Fiction

Poetry

Drama

Advertising

Newspapers


Detailed Content

Reading

  • Tips for reading to answer questions
  • Identifying the question types
  • Sample reading passage and answers
  • Punctuation practice

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Writing skills

  • Parts of speech
  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraphing
  • Punctuation practice

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Fiction

  • Elements of fiction: plot, character, openings
  • Skills for approaching an unseen fiction
  • Sample unseen fiction extract and answers
  • Approaching the prepared fiction question
  • Punctuation practice

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Personal Writing

  • Planning your composition
  • Descriptive writing
  • Writing a story
  • Diary writing
  • Punctuation practice

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Poetry

  • Poetry terms to know
  • Skills for approaching an unseen poem
  • Sample poem with answers
  • Approaching the prepared poem question
  • Punctuation practice

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Drama

  • Drama terms to know
  • Skills for approaching unseen drama
  • Sample drama question with answers
  • Approaching the prepared drama question
  • Punctuation practice

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Functional writing

  • Letters
  • Dialogue
  • Lists
  • Instructions
  • Punctuation practice

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Report, reviews and speeches

  • Reports
  • Reviews
  • Picture descriptions
  • Speeches
  • Punctuation practice

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Advertising

  • Introduction to media studies
  • Introduction to advertising
  • Advertising terms to know
  • Analysing an advertisement
  • Sample advertisement with answers
  • Introduction to cartoons
  • Approaching the cartoon question
  • Sample cartoon with answers

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Newspapers

  • Broadsheet v tabloid
  • Newspaper reports
  • Letters to the editor

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