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 twenty novels. You will find further resources and links by clicking on the book covers of each novel below.

Guide to the Prescribed Novels
Guide to the Prescribed Novels Guide to the Prescribed Novels
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Prescribed Novels For Students Commencing Junior Cycle in September 2014, September 2015, September 2016 and September 2017
Book Trailers

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

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