I WANT TO DO PRIMARY TEACHING BUT IM NOT GREAT AT IRISH

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    • #8438

      I GOT A D IN JNR CERT IN HONOURS IRISH BUT I DIDNT STUDY FOR IT SO IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I COULD GET AN HONOUR IN THE LEAVING CERT HONOURS IRISH EXAM WITH STUDYING AND GETTING GRINDS

    • #50829

      i got a C in HL JC & thought i failed. I got an average of A3 (87%) this year in irish, but i put a lot of work in. I didn’t get grinds but i studied nearly every night. But bcause of this my Biology dropped from an A2 (92%) to a B3 (72%). :( so im kinda worried bout biology now! im sure you’ll gt it with grinds do. primary teaching is 490 points i think which is realli high, tis is d course i wanna do 2! so hopefull youll get it good luck

    • #50830

      I think it’s possible. I’ve had students come from a D to a low or mid C. The Gaeltacht helps hugely but only if you go to a strict one. Also grinds but only to explain things. I’m always quick to point out both as a teacher and grinds tutor that we help explain things, we don’t learn them for you. Email me at @hotmail.com">gaeilgegrinds@hotmail.com if you’ve any specific questions about the course or any elements of its’ examination. Best of luck

    • #50831

      I want to do Primary aswel and i always did ordinary level until i moved up to honours back in feb and done the LC in june. Was tough work but i tink i got my C3, i’ll find out next wed! woo

      oh i 4got to say i did An Cúrsa Rognach ( the choice course) it’s not the set course that schools do. get back to me if ya want more info on it:P

    • #50832
      USA

      I would advise against the cursa roghnach unless you have a fucking good teacher!

    • #50833

      I found it very doable. I had 1hr 45min contact class time and the rest was on my own.

      so i would have to disagree USA and say do an cúrsa rognach.

    • #50834

      we never did a cursa rognach 😮 but then again im useless:)

    • #50835
      USA

      I just dont understand why you wouldnt do the cursa ainmnithe because you have the resources available to you in terms of notes. I know a girl who did the cursa roghnach for the novel Peig but besides that they did the cursa ainmnithe.

    • #50836

      Each to their own.
      It’s easier corrected then the set texts because most of the examiners have not seen the texts in years or some not even before, they do not pick up on mistakes about stories and poems and so forth.

    • #50837

      I do ainmnithe as my students tend to have heard about them from friends and any revision courses or revision books cover them well. Did the other course once and just find it harder in a classroom setting where students arrive in half way through a year etc. One is not marked easier than the other though, that would hardly be fair. To be honest it’s your level of Irish that will make the difference in the grade, I’d not be getting too bothered about which course you do, do one and stick to it!

    • #50838

      David there is no such thing as an a3!!!

      There are a number of ways to get into primary teaching. You can do a straight course in St Pats or Mary I, or you can get in through arts. My friend was in a similiar situation, she got a C in honours JC Irish, after a lot of work and grinds, and she ended up with HC3 (after grinds for a year and a half) in the leaving AFAIR. She didn’t get the points for Mary I, so she is in UCC doing Arts, (irish being one of her subjects!)

      If you put the work in, your level of Irish will increase, one of the most important things is the listening and the oral, as well as the essay – they carry the most marks in the exam.

    • #50839

      fine theres no such ting as an a3 whoo gives a sh*te? lord the lot of ye must have nothing 2 do except comment on a typing error get a f*cking life like! im only trying to help someone!

    • #50840

      I’d prefer not to be told shut up, I hadn’t seen the other post regarding your error, which I’m pretty sure is not a typo as u claim!

      If you’d be as so kind to read the rest of the post, I gave advice, some of which had not been given, after posting regarding your mistake,

    • #50841

      you go reble girl!!

    • #50842
      USA

      You should be a mod on this thing rebelgirl because there is a lot of bolloxology going on in this allhonours.ie website forum!

    • #50843

      just make sure your studied up on the easir places to get points say stair na gaeilge (you should be able to judge) poetry (same for that) the tape test is another one you can practice for and eventually get good at and finnally eat sleep and fucking breath irish for your oral i managed to fuck up in nearly everything else and i got a b2

    • #50844

      rEBEL GIRL YOUR ALWAYS ON THIS….bUT i’LL ADMIT I’M A bit addicted since the offers came out…:(……..but yeah I’ll have to agree alot of people on this that are messing around and talking sh1t

    • #50845

      I’m actually on it less often that I used to be, won’t be on it for about a week, going on hols!!!

    • #50846

      Woo!!
      i got the HC3 in irish!!! cúrsa rognach!!!

    • #50847

      i got a B in JC Honours Irish,im doing leaving now and find it to be still quite easy.
      if you study hard,i mean get good notes,make a serious study plan (as in say that one week youll aim to study your poems and another week youll do your short stories etc)
      get some good grinds,,,make an extra effort and believe in yourself you can defo achieve a higher mark than D! also,,prepare your oral in advance and just give say half an hour every night to irish :)
      just go for it and youll be fine:)

    • #50848

      I am the same in the same situation as you so i went to my guidance councilor and she told me all the ways around this … The main way you can get into primary teaching here with a low standard of Irish is if you go to England to do your course then come back here and you only have to do a basic ‘foreign’ standard of Irish and then you’ll be qualified here :)

    • #50849

      as you all know, with th current recession it is very difficult to get a job as a primary teacher at present. when a school gets hundreds of applications in for one job they will call people who are trained in pats, mary i, marino or froebel before those trained in england. therefore i advise you keep trying with the irish so as to get into one of the irish teacher training colleges! :-)

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