6th Year Booklist 2021-2022


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 Transition Year)
  • Install Pocket Papers Application (contains past Leaving Cert papers)


Higher Level:

  • Fiúntas Nua (Edco) (as 5th year)
  • An Triail by Máiréad Ní Ghráda (An Gum)
  • Exam Papers – Higher Level (Edco)
  • A4 copy book

Ordinary Level

  • Fiúntas Nua (Edco) (as 5th year)
  • Exam Papers – Ordinary Level (Edco)
  • A4 copy book


Higher Level

  • Active Maths 4 – Book 1 and Activity Book – 2nd Edition by O. Murphy & C. Townsend (Folens)
  • Past Leaving Cert Papers Higher Level 2020 (Edco)

Ordinary Level

  • Active Maths 3 – 2nd Edition by O. Murphy & C. Townsend (Folens)
  • Past Leaving Cert Papers Ordinary Level 2020 (Edco)

Higher and Ordinary Level

  • Mathematical Tables – State Examinations Commission.
  • Scientific Calculator
  • A4 Project Maths squared paper copy book


  •  Revise Wise, Start Your Career Journey Here by Brian Mooney (Edco)


  • Mosaïque – 3rd edition 2015 (Edco)
  • Bonne Chance, 2014 by Elizabeth Hayes-Lynn (Gill & Macmillan)
  • Revise Wise French Leaving Cert Higher Level – latest edition (Edco) 
  • Past Leaving Cert Papers (Edco)
  • A4 copy book
  • A4 hardback copy book
  • Install Pocket Papers, WordReference and Duolingo Applications


  • Español en Acción (Folens) (as 5th year)
  • Vamos a Escuchar 2 (Folens) (as 5th year)
  • A4 copy books (x2)
  • A5 copy books (x2)
  • a4 display book (60-80pockets)
  • Install Pocket Papers and WordReference Applications

Music (keep all books used in 5th year)

  • Past Leaving Cert Music Exam Papers – Listening and Composition
  • 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)


  • Dictatorship & Democracy 1920-45 by Stephen Tonge (Edco) (as 5th year)
  • The United States and the World 1945–1989 – 2nd Edition, by Máire De Buitléir & Stephen Tonge (Edco)
  • Politics and Society in Northern Ireland by  M E Collins (Edco) (as 5th year)
  • Sovereignty & Partition 1912-1949, M.E. Collins (Edco)
  • A4 four ring binder with plastic sleeves
  • Higher Level Examination Papers including 2021 (Edco)


  • Down to Business Leaving Certificate by Gavin Duffy (Folens 2020)
  • Large Ring Binder Folder with Dividers and Plastic Sleeves.
  • A4 refill pad
  • A4 hardback copy


  • Positive Economics by Hayes, Murray, O’Connor (Edco)  (as 5th year)


  • HB, 2B, 4B, 6B Pencils
  • Black, white and sepia Conte pencils
  • White rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Pritt Stick
  • Pack of 12/24 oil pastels
  • A2 card portfolio
  • A4 sketch pad (x2)
  • 12″ / 30mm steel ruler, 12 inches
  • Masking tape
  • 24 Watercolour pencils (Derwent or Faber Castell)
  • Watercolour paint tablet
  • Acrylic paint: Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Cadium Yellow,  Cadium Red, Ultramarine, Black. 
  • Paint brushes – selection of synthetic brushes size: 2, 4, 6 and 8.

Art History

  • New Appreciating Art, Visual Studies for the Leaving Cert by Aine Ní Chárthaigh and Aidan O Sullivan.
  • A4 ring binder
  • A4 refill for essay writing

Classical Studies

(as 5th and 6th Year)
N.B. those marked with an * are 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) 

Latin – Optional Extra-Curricular Class

(as 4th 5th and 6th Year)

  • Wheelock’s Latin by Richard A. LaFleur 7 th Edition (Paperback or Hardback) ISBN: 9780061997228 (available through
  • The Roman Empire by Colin Wells 2nd Edition (Harvard UP) 
    ISBN: 0674777700 (available through
  • Roman Art and Architecture by Mortimer Wheeler (Thames and Hudson) ISBN: 0500200211(available through


  • LCVP Link Modules Making It Happen – 2nd Edition 2014 by Caroline McHale (Folens)
  • Ring binder, dividers and polypockets


  • Horizons Textbook Book 1 Tara Fitzharris, Second Edition (Folens) (as 5th year)
  • Horizons Book 2 Tara Fitzharris, Second Edition (Folens)
  • Geographical Investigation: Coastal by Sue Honan (Mentor)
    EDCO Examination Papers incl 2019/20 paper.
  • Large ring binder folder with dividers and plastic sleeves
  • A4 Refill Pad with detachable sheets

Chemistry (as 5th year)

  • Chemistry Live! – Textbook and Workbook Set by Declan Kennedy (Folens)
  • Chemistry Student Lab Notebook (Folens)

Physics (as 5th year)

  • Real World Physics Textbook and Workbook by Dan O’Regan (Folens)
  • A4 hardback copy book with graph paper for experiments 
  • A4 hardback homework copy
  • Hard folder for holding notes

Biology (as 5th year)

  • Bio by John Loughlin (
  • A4 hardback copy book experiments and notes
  • Hard folder for holding notes