5th Year Booklist 2020-2021 


Books will serve for Fifth and Sixth Year

  • Excellence in Texts 2022 Higher Level (
    – includes Othello 
  • Poetry Focus 2022 by Martin Kiernan and Frances Rocks (Gill and Macmillan) 
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 
  • Philadelphia, Here I Come! by Brian Friel 
  • Language Lessons (Gill Education)
    – students may already have this text from TY


Higher Level:

  • Fiúntas Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition 
  • An Triail – Máiréad Ní Ghráda (An Gum) 

Ordinary Level

  • Ordinary Level Fuinneamh Nua (Edco) 2016 Edition 


Higher Level 

  • Active Maths 4 Book 1 & Activity Book
    (O. Murphy & C. Townsend)- Folens 2nd Edition 

Ordinary Level 

  • Active Maths 3 
    (O. Murphy & C. Townsend) Folens 
    2nd Edition

Higher and Ordinary Level 

  • Mathematical Tables – State Examinations Commission. 
  • Scientific Calculator 
  • A4 Project Maths Squared Paper Copy Book 


  • Mosaïque (3rd edition) Edco 2015 
  • Bonne Chance, 2014 , Elizabeth Hayes-Lynn (Gill & Macmillan) 
  • 1 x A4 Copy Book 
  • 1 x A4 Hardback Copy Book 
  • Install the e-books, ‘WordReference’ and Duolingo Applications 


  • Dictatorship and Democracy 1920-1945, 2nd Edition, Stephen Tonge, Edco 
  • Case Study: Politics and Society in Northern Ireland 1949-1993, M E Collins, Edco. (Make sure to get Document Edition) 
  • Sovereignty & Partition 1912-1949, M E Collins, Edco
  • The United States and the World 1945–1989, Máire De Buitléir & Stephen Tonge, Edco 
  • A4 Soft Cover Manuscript Copy Book 
  • A4 Four Ring Binder with Plastic Sleeves 


  • Real World Physics Textbook & Workbook Dan O’Regan (Folens) 
  • Hardback A4 Copy Book with Graph Paper for experiments 
  • Hardback A4 homework copy 
  • Hard Folder (for holding notes) 


  • Horizons Textbook Book 1 Tara Fitzharris, Second Edition (Folens) 
  • Large ring binder folder with dividers and plastic sleeves
  • EDCO Examination Papers incl 2019/20 paper. 
  • A4 Refill Pad with detachable sheets 


  • Chemistry Live! – 2nd edition 2014
    Textbook & Workbook Set by Declan Kennedy (Folens) 
  • Chemistry Student Lab Notebook (Folens) 


  • Economics Positive Economics Hayes, Murray, O’Connor – Edco (NEW EDITION – Black cover) 
  • Large hardback copy 


  • Español en Acción 2nd Edition(Folens) 
  • Vamos a Escuchar 2 (New Edition) (Folens) 
  • 2 x A4 Copy Books and 2 x A5 Copy Books 


  • Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 (score) 
  • Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique Movements 2 & 4 (score) 
  • Deane, Seachanges (score) 
  • Notes – Full package (Higgins and Higgins) includes textbook and two composing workbooks(melody and harmony) 
  • Notes – Listening B workbook (Higgins and Higgins) 
  • A4 Manuscript Copy Book (Stave) 

Latin – optional extra-curricular class 

– Books serve for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year 

  • Wheelock’s Latin by Richard A. La Fleur 7 th Edition (Paperback or Hardback)
    ISBN: 9780061997228 (available through 
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells 2 nd Edition (Harvard UP) 
    ISBN: 0674777700 (available through 
  • Roman Art and Architecture by Mortimer Wheeler (Thames and Hudson) 
    ISBN: 0500200211(available through 
  • L.C.V.P. LCVP Link Modules Making It Happen Caroline McHale (2nd Edition 2014 ) (Folens) 
  • Ring Binder , Dividers and Poly Pockets 


  • Down to Business Leaving Certificate, Gavin Duffy
    (Folens 2020) 
  • Large Ring Binder Folder with Dividers and Plastic Sleeves. 
  • A4 Refill Pad (Detachable sheets) 
  • A4 Hardback Copy 


  • Bio (by John Loughlin) 
  • Hardback A4 Copy Book for experiments, HW and notes 
  • Folder (for holding notes) 

Classical Studies 

– Books serve for Fifth and Sixth Year
NB those marked with an * are also available as free photocopies from the teacher. 

  • The Odyssey Homer
    (Trans. by E.V. Rieu; Revised by D.C.H. Rieu) 
    ISBN 9780140449112 Penguin Classics 
  • The AeneidVirgil
    (Trans. by West) ISBN 9780140449327 Penguin Classics 
  • The Campaigns of Alexander
    by Arrian (Trans. by De Selincourt; Revised by J.R. Hamilton)
    ISBN 9780140442533 Penguin Classics 
  • * The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives
    by Plutarch (Intro. by G. T. Griffith; Trans. by Ian Scott-Kilvert )
    ISBN 9780141920368 Penguin Classics 
  • *The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles
    (Trans. by Fagles; Intro. by Knox) 
    ISBN 9780140444254 Penguin Classics 
  • *Medea and Other Plays by Euripides
    ( Trans. by Vellacott) ISBN 9780140441291 Penguin Classics 
  • * Prometheus Bound and Other Plays by Aeschylus
    (Trans. by Vellacott) 
    ISBN 9780140441123 Penguin Classics 
  • *A Handbook of Greek Art & Architecture
    by G.M. Richter ISBN-0714824968 
    (Phaidon) (if available) 


  • Pencils, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B & Conte pencils, black, white and sepia 
  • White Rubber and Sharpener
  • Scissors and Pritt Stick
  • Pack of 12/24 oil pastels 
  • A2 Card Portfolio & 2X A4 Sketch Pad 
  • Ruler, 12 inches (steel is best) & Roll 1 inch masking tape 
  • Watercolour Pencils, Derwent or Faber Castell (24) 
  • Watercolour paint tablet 
  • Acrylic paint, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Cadium Yellow,  Cadium Red, Ultramarine, Black. 
  • Paint Brushes, a selection of synthetic brushes. Sizes 2, 4, 6,8. 

Art History

To be decided in September. When New LC course work is confirmed 

  • A4 Ring Binder 
  • A4 Hardback Ring-Bound Lined Notebook (for notes and essays)