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Higher Level Art paper tackles the digital age

Katherine Donnelly, Education Editor

Published 12/06/2014 | 17:35

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The Higher Level Art paper may have surprised some students

The Leaving Certificate Art Higher Level questions on Appreciation of Art required students to be more creative than usual.

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This is according to teacher, Angela Griffith, The Institute of Education, Dublin.

For example, she said the exhibition question examined how information is communicated in galleries and asked students to look at smart phone technology and consider how digital technology can help in terms of engaging with and looking at work.

Similarly, the film question asked students to give their own ideas for a short film called ‘My Life’.

“Hopefully the marking will reward those students who took their time and allowed themselves to think creatively and thought outside the box,” she said.

Ms Griffith said a good range of topics in Section 2 gave students a lot of opportunity to expand on what they had done in class.

However, in Section 3 the lack of a direct question on Impressionism and the absence of the thematic list question may have thrown some students, she said.

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