Leaving Certificate art is made up of four units linked together and based on the everyday visual experience of the student’s own environment. The practical work can include Life Sketching, Still Life, Imaginative Composition, and Craftwork. Students also study the History and Appreciation of Art, which covers Irish and European Art, and Art Appreciation.
Students can choose to do Ordinary or Higher level. Students in 5th year take a trip to the Stone Age burial site at Newgrange and in 6th Year take a trip to the National Gallery of Ireland.
Many of our students have gone on to third level Art and Design college courses.