Junior Cycle English

Junior Cycle English is a very approachable exam designed to let you show off what you know rather than catch you out. 

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What's on the Junior Cycle English course?

  • Reading
  • Personal Writing
  • Functional Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

What's the Junior Cycle English exam like?

The Junior Cycle English exam is essentially testing the quality of how you write (express yourself) and your understanding of other writing. The Junior cycle consists of an Oral Communication CBA, The Collection of the Student's Texts CBA and an Assessment Task.

Any tips for doing well in Junior Cycle English?

Make sure you pay attention to the details like grammar, punctuation, spelling, and handwriting. Good vocabulary is very important to doing well so try and take note of any new words you come across. A good way of learning quotes is to record yourself saying them and then play them back on your phone. Before you start writing a longer answer such as an essay try and put together a quick plan.

Check out the Junior Cycle English Curriculum

Download the Prescribed Material for Junior Cycle English

Download the Junior Cycle English Chief Examiner's Report (2017)