LC Art History: Iron Age put smiles on their faces
Students were very happy with the paper, described as fair but challenging. The Iron Age came up as predicted, and there were no trick questions.
The appearance of the Iron Age helped put a smile on the faces of Leaving Certificate Art History & Appreciation of Art Paper Higher Level.
Students were very happy with the paper, described as fair but challenging by teacher, Sheila McLoughlin of Yeats College, Galway.
She said the Iron Age came up as predicted with a choice of objects to discuss, while in the European section students had a good choice of very clear questions if they had studied their 19th century painters.
Section 3 included a very manageable question on the analysis of an exhibition.
Angela Griffith of The Institute of Education described it as "one of fairest papers in quite some time”.
She said if students took their time and read the question headings carefully, and referred to the accompanying illustrations, they had every opportunity to reach their full potential.
"There were no trick questions. Questions were well phrased and it was well illustrated. Students could use the images to help structure and formulate their answers. This paper was for the student,” she said.