What is it about:

The aim of the English Department is to promote literacy specifically the ability to read, write and think critically. We offer our students a favourable learning environment in a subject area that is progressive in outlook, to foster a love of language and literature through reading, writing and critical assessment, which in turn promotes effective critical thinking. In this way, our students learn to achieve their own personal excellence t become self-directed members of society.


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Teachers Names:

Ms. Sascha Cumiskey

Ms. Claudine Goff

Ms. Geraldine Lyons

Ms. Rosaleen McGroary

Mr. Francis Ward

Mr. Ian Hogan


Subject overview:

English is studied at both Leaving and Junior certificate level. English is also taught in the Leaving Certificate Applied and the Junior Certificate School Programme.

The aims of the leaving certificate syllabus are to develop in students:

  • A mature and critical literacy to prepare them for the responsibilities and challenges of adult life in all contexts.
  • A respect and appreciation for language used accurately and appropriately and a competence in a wide range of language skills, both oral and written.
  • An awareness of the value of literature in its diverse forms for enriching their perceptions, for enhancing their sense of cultural identity, and for creating experiences of aesthetic pleasure.

In the Junior cycle syllabus, students are encouraged to:

  • Be creative through language and to gain enjoyment and continuing personal growth from English in all its forms.
  • Develop control over English, using it and responding to it with purpose and effect through the interconnected literacy skills of oral language, reading and writing.
  • Engage personally with and think critically about an increasing broad range of spoken, written and multimodal texts.
  • Develop an informed appreciation of literature through personal encounters with a variety of literary texts.
  • Use their literacy skills to manage information needs, and find, use, synthesise, evaluate and communicate information using a variety of media.
  • Gain an understanding of the grammar and conventions of English and how they might be used to promote clear and effective communication.


Largy Debate Teams.

Every year Largy Transition Year students participates in the concern debates. To date the school has had great success in this competition. In 2019, Largy won the All Ireland national concern debate.



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Teenage Tales

Click the image below to read some of our great stories.

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Career opportunities:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher/Teacher
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Web content manager
  • Publishing copyeditor/proof-reader


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