Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop - April 21st 2018 - Kilkenny

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€50.00 EUR

Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

Presenter: Amy Farrell

Location: Kilkenny - Hotel Kilkenny

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

Time: 09:00 to 13:00

Please print out your order confirmation as your ticket and bring it with you on the day.

‘Cracking the Comparative’

Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam. 

The workshop is presented as a talk by Amy Farrell where she discusses topics including the following:

Choosing and combining comparative texts.Choosing texts for your class group.Choosing combinations that work well together (using the 2019 prescribed texts list as an example)

Introducing the comparative modesWhat does each mode cover? Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes. What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approachFocusing on the modes while covering texts.

Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

Tackling exam questions.What to focus on in exam answers? Planning and preparing long answers in class.


These workshops may be considered for Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management.

Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at

The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.) 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course. No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.