About G.C.S.

School Information

Educational Programmes

Student Activities



Course Outline

At Junior Level, starting in 1st Year, students develop observational, imaginative, and creative skills while exploring the following areas:

Drawing skills- observation, analytical, pointillism,



Painting and colour

Craftwork- Print- making, weaving, pottery, calligraphy

3D studies- 3D construction with mixed media, clay modelling

Life Drawing

Project Work

2-D Component

Painting or Graphic Design

3-D Component

Create 3-D artefact from a wide variety of materials and media


Create craft artefact from the range of named crafts

Support Studies Appreciation of art, craft, design and the built environment


The syllabus has been designed as a common syllabus. The examination requirements for Ordinary and Higher level are different. Students taking Ordinary level should be competent in a range of skills which they use to demonstrate their creativity. Those taking Higher level should demonstrate a greater depth of understanding of concepts, processes and principles. This will be reflected in the assessment of the two levels.

State Exams:

Art Project to be completed between October and May

Drawing Exam held in May. This exam deals with life drawing and object drawing.

Written Exam in June




Glenamaddy Community School, Church Street, Glenamaddy, Via Castlerea, Co. Galway, F45KF50 


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