English

The Novel

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

Guide to the Prescribed Novels for Junior Cycle

Below you will find a guide to the prescribed novels for junior cycle English including a synopsis, themes and suitability for each of the novels. You will find further resources and links by clicking on the book covers of each novel below.

 

Circulars relating to content guidelines and text choice are available  at http://education.ie 

 

Circular Letter 0064/2017-Prescribed material for Junior Cycle English. For students commencing Junior Cycle in September 2017

Circular Letter 0037/2018 -Prescribed material for Junior Cycle English (For the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and presenting for examination in 2021, 2022 and 2023)

  • Prescribed Texts (For the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2018, 2019 and 2020) arrow_drop_down

    This section contains some information and resources to support you in using the novel to engage with the learning outcomes in the Junior Cycle English Specification. 

  • Prescribed Texts (For the student cohorts commencing Junior Cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) arrow_drop_down

    This section contains some information and resources to support you in using the novel to engage with the learning outcomes in the Junior Cycle English Specification. 

  • Book Trailers arrow_drop_down

    Book trailers for some of the first year novels from the indicative list of novels. 

    Tuck Everlasting - Nicole Babbitt
    File type: YouTube
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    Wonder - R.J. Palacio
    File type: YouTube
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    Girl Stolen - April Henry
    File type: YouTube
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    Half the Man, Twice the Lawyer - John Grisham
    File type: YouTube
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