The New Leaving Cert Art and Design Course

Revised arrangements have put in place for students who have entered Leaving Certificate Year 1 in September 2016 and taking their examinations in 2018 and thereafter.

The revision to the practical components includes execution of the Imaginative Composition or Still Life component and the Craft or Design component as coursework in schools over a 10 week period of time. 

Both components are based on a single set of stimulus materials. 

The Life Sketching and History and Appreciation of Art examinations will continue to be held at the same time of year as they currently are.


The Percentage Breakdown is still the same:

  • Art History and Appreciation: 37.5%
  • Still Life 12.5%
  • Craftwork and Design: 25%
  • Imaginative Composition: 25%


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