English

Film

  • Prescribed films for the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2018, 2019 and 2020 arrow_drop_down

    Below you will find a guide to the prescribed films for junior cycle English for the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2018.2019 and 2020, including a synopsis, themes and the film trailer. 

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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    The Night of the Hunter
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    Beasts of the Southern Wild
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  • Prescribed films for the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 arrow_drop_down

    This section contains some information and resources to support you in using film to engage with the learning outcomes in the new English subject specification. 

    Below you will find a guide to the prescribed films for junior cycle English for the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 including a synopsis, themes and  the film trailer. 

    Speed Trailering
    Junior Cycle English Prescribed Films Speed Trailering
    Junior Cycle English Prescribed Films Speed Trailering! Junior Cycle English Prescribed Films Speed Trailering!
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    Our ‘Speed Trailering’ resource for introducing the 10 prescribed films to your students has been developed as part of our Arts in Junior Cycle collaboration with the Arts Council and the IFI. In this activity students will watch a number of trailers of the prescribed films for English to select a film to watch and study in class or for a junior cycle cinema outing.

    Below are the 10 Trailers for the Prescribed Films for the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
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    The Night of the Hunter
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  • Short Films arrow_drop_down

    Below are some suggested short films to use with junior cycle English classes.You can also explore and discover a variety of suitable short films to explicitly teach with junior cycle English classes at the following websites:

    http://www.thisisirishfilm.ie/shorts

    https://www.shortoftheweek.com/

    The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind
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    Kelvin Kind, a wonderful loser with a heart of gold, is blissfully unaware of his own loneliness. But when a beautiful girl moves into the apartment across the hall, Kelvin’s solitary world is turned upside down. As he tries in vain to get the girl’s attention, Kelvin is soon forced to realise that being in love isn’t easy for nice guys…

    My Strange Grandfather
    File type: YouTube
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