Junior certificate English is not designed to trick a student, but rather to let him/her express themselves and put forward their point of view. The English examination cannot be cheated, it’s not about learning off information (besides the prescribe poetry of course), but rather reacting on the day. When studying, improve your answering skills and don’t focus on the specifics.

The overall objective of the exam is to test the students comprehension and expression. Two other points worth mentioning is the importance of timing and planning. Without these skills you will not achieve a good grade.

Download the Junior certificate English Syllabus here
Download the Junior certificate English Guidelines for Teachers here
Download the Junior cert English Chief examiner’s report (2006) here