Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop - January 20th 2018 - Wicklow

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Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

Presenter: Amy Farrell

Location: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Wicklow

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018

Time: 09:00 to 13:00

Thank you for purchasing your ticket to our “Cracking the Comparative” Teacher Workshop for this Saturday, 20th January in the Glenview Hotel, Wicklow.

 The Glenview Hotel is just off the N11 at Glen of the Downs. Here’s a link to Google Maps.

Workshop Schedule

9:00 Registration with tea and coffee.

9:30 Presentation begins

11:00 Tea and coffee

11.20 Presentation resumes

1.00 Presentation ends

We will have copies of prescribed novels and plays (discounted to class set prices), as well as copies of all the Scene by Scene Classroom Questions and Classroom Questions with Comparative Study books available on the day.

Please print out your order receipt or have your order number with you for registration.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!


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.

Our workshops focus on:

  • Choosing and combining comparative texts.
    Choosing texts for your class group.
    Choosing combinations that work well together.
  • Introducing the comparative modes
    What 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 approach
    Focusing 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.

    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.