The Ultimate Guide to Studying Macbeth for Leaving Cert English

Are you studying Macbeth for Leaving Cert English this year? We've got you covered. Keep reading to see all of the resources we have available to help you answer a question on Macbeth on the day of your exam.

1. The Macbeth Podcast Series:

We've teamed up with Leaving Cert English teacher, Peter Tobin, to bring you a podcast series all about Macbeth, the play by William Shakespeare.

Listen to Peter as he takes a deep dive into the play, discussing everything you need to know about Macbeth as a Leaving Cert student and giving you loads of interesting ideas that you can use in your essays.

You can access all episodes by clicking the button below:

2 . How to plan your Macbeth answer

In this video, experienced examiner, Peter Tobin, focuses on how to answer different Macbeth questions on the day of your exams. Here are some of the things he covers:

  • How you are marked

  • Writing intros and conclusions

  • Questions on characters

  • Questions on theme

  • Questions on dramatic techniques

  • General essay writing tips

You can watch the video here:

3. Examiner-reviewed essays

Expert teacher and examiner, Sharon Cullinane, has reviewed a number of sample essays to show you how to structure an answer and where to pick up marks. 

Here is a list of all of the Macbeth answers we have:

If you are looking for other examiner-reviewed essays for English, click here.

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