Poetry Focus 2026

Established and best-selling poetry anthology for Leaving Certificate Higher Level English

Poetry Focus 2026 – Leaving Certificate Higher Level English

DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ACHIEVING TOP MARKS in the 2026 exam

  • Written by experienced teachers and examiners FRANCES ROCKS and MARTIN KIERA
  • Sample essays and essay plans with invaluable Examiner’s Comments
  • Audio of Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reading their poems

Unique exam-focused features

  • Critical Literacy notes on each poem
  • Sample paragraphs with Examiner’s Comments for each poem
  • Examination-style Class/Homework Exercises
  • Revision Overviews include visual memory aids
  • Guidelines and sample questions and answers for Unseen Poetry
  • Sample exam questions (updated in line with the latest SEC questions), full essays, plans, marking scheme guidelines and Examiner’s Comments