French Notes copybook



If you follow my Snapchat or Instagram accounts, then you may have heard me going on and on about the importance of organising yourself for French. Students are on holidays all over Ireland, but as we all know, time flies and before we know it we will be back in the classroom.

So, with this in mind, I suggest that students who are in either Junior or Senior cycle French need to be aware of what they have to do with regard to course-work and stay on top of it from the get go. I am a firm believer in having everything that you need for French in the one place. However a copybook can be a nightmare if stuff is mixed up, and students cannot find what they are looking for. With this in mind, I have put together a very simple plan of what your French Notes copybook should look like. I suggest that students follow the divisions as illustrated below, as these are the most important components of the language.

Your French Notes copybook  should really be a hardback so that there is less chance of you losing it. As regards how many pages to allot each division, I generally advise students to give a lot of pages to grammar rules, nouns and verbs. There are a lot of important words so give yourself about 4 A4 pages to these. The important point is that you allow yourself enough of space. Remember that as a Junior Cycle student, this copy should last you three years and in senior cycle, this copy will last between two and three years, depending on whether you do TY or not

French Leaving & Junior Cert Revision notes

French Leaving & Junior Cert Revision notes

Our website is designed with these divisions in mind. All of our content is broken down into sections, so that students and teachers can access the content that they need at a particular stage in their learning or teaching. 

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As a member of the Leaving Cert or Teacher Plan, you would have immediate access to:

  • Over 500 sample topic sentences on a wide-range of topics
  • Approximately 60 sample opinion pieces.
  • Diary Entries
  • Narrative writing technique & Phrases
  • Grammar section
  • Grammar exercises
  • Reading comprehensions
  • Verb drills
  • Study guides
  • Comprehensive oral section with videos
  • Expressions & key constructions
  • Letters and much more…

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If you were to sign up for our one year Junior Cert plan, you would have access to:

  • Worksheets
  • Audio section
  • Oral questions & Role-plays
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Comprehensive vocabulary lists
  • Verb drills
  • Grammar section
  • Reading Section
  • Written section with postcards, notes & letters

Please see some of our sample Junior Cert revision notes here


Free Junior cert French Revision notes

Junior cert French Revision notes

Members of the Teacher Plan have automatic access to both Leaving Cert & Junior Cert revision notes. Also we are constantly adding new files to the site, so whatever is put up for the duration of your membership, you have access to it. While we do put up some of our material on social media, it is only a fraction of what you will find on our site. 

Leaving Cert Revision Course Leaving Cert French Revision Courses


If you would be interested in attending one of our French Leaving Cert Revision courses, please follow the link below for more information. Our next course will be held on Saturday, the 7th of September, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The Course begins at 1pm and ends at 5pm. The cost is €60 and includes a 30 page booklet with exclusive French Notes content. During our revision courses, students learn how to write opinion pieces, Diary entries and/or the narrative (récit),   learn active listening methodology, practice speaking and reading French comprehensions.

1. List of important words 4
2. Masculine Nouns 6
3. Feminine Nouns 6
4. Adjectives 6
5. Adverbs 6
6. Verbs 6
7. Proverbs/Sayings 2
8. Grammatical Constructions 8
9. Grammar Rules 16
10. Numbers/Dates/Time 2
11. Questions from Comprehensions 2
12. Vocabulary from Listening 6
13. Opinion Piece phrases 4
14. Diary Entry phrases 4
15. Narrative phrases 4
16. CBA 6
17. Postcards/Notes/Messages 6
18. Letters 6


At leaving cert level, I do not have a division for the oral component of the exam, because I think that oral phrases should be in a separate copybook, as there is a huge amount of material to go into this.