GCSE Lecture series

GCSE Lecture series

GCSE Overview

These lectures address the CCEA specification and focus on Seamus Heaney’s poems which feature in the anthologies ‘Relationships’, ‘Identity’ and ‘Conflict’.  A comparative analysis with the work of other poets will draw out key themes and literary devices. Lectures will be delivered by Mrs Shelagh O’Brien. Due to demand, we will be running two dates on the ‘Conflict’ anthology.

Lecture Lecture Date
Conflict Anthology Thursday 18th January
Tuesday 30th January
Monday 5th February
Relationships Anthology Tuesday 23rd January
Identity Anthology Thursday 25th January
Tuesday 6th February


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Booking Information

Arrival Time

10 am

Departure Time



£7 per pupil (includes exhibition tour)

Your booking will be confirmed when the completed Booking Form has been returned to our Education Officer. Please state if there are any pupils with additional learning needs, access requirements or food allergies.

Pupils should bring writing materials.
There is no charge for school staff.

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Seamus Heaney Home

A great day! The programme was engaging, interactive and very well-paced. Thank you for having us!

Bangor Academy

What a super informative and hands on ‘experience’! Pupils engaged fully- facilitators were fantastic. Thank you!

Loreto and St. Joseph’s, Coleraine

Excellent experience for all pupils. Staff were phenomenal. Very helpful, very easy and well thought through experience

St Patrick’s Keady

An absolutely wonderful day out- the staff, the activities, the exhibition- all superb!

Saintfield High School

Excellent experience! Very personable and professional staff. Outstanding lecture! We will be back

St Patrick College, Banbridge

Lecture was really excellent- wonderfully pitched- students were really impressed

Methodist College

Excellent from start to finish. Keep Going!

Assumption Grammar School

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