"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


English Leaving Certificate (HL)

The Higher Level English consists of two papers worth 200 marks each.

Total = 400 marks

LC English 2016 Guidelines & Syllabus: cl0021_2014

LC English 2015 Guidelines & Syllabus:



Paper 1:

Comprehension (Reading & Answering Questions)




Paper 2:



  • W.B. Yeats
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Thomas Eliot
  • Phillip Larkin
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Paul Durcan

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