An aptitude for easy writing, self directed research skills and a sound understanding of the design process is essential for Senior Level Art.
There is no continuous project work in 6th year – all exam based. Pupils receive practical exam papers a week prior to sitting exam. These exams are completed at the end of April/beginning of May. The Art History exam is completed in June. A gallery trip is compulsory for the course.
The structure of the course and the exam is very different to that of the Junior Certificate course.
The subject can be taken up in 5th year if the student has done art for Junior Cert or shows an interest and aptitude for the subject in transition year.