Senior Cycle Art




Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Art section. The PDST Art team provide high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to deliver the best possible education for all students. This site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional development services provided by the PDST.







To avail of school based support for Art:  Follow this link to our online form


The Art Teachers Association of Ireland (ATAI) supports Art teachers through their network of branches throughout the country. Details of events can be found on their website.







If you have not registered with the PDST Art team and would like to keep up to date with the latest news and information please register your details here


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Art National Seminar Day 1 Online


The PDST Art Team are delighted to offer Art National Seminar Day 1 Online, to Art teachers who were unable to attend the face to face Art National Seminar Day 1 in Spring of 2020. To avail of a place please follow the link to book your space.






PDST Art contribution at ATAI Conference Shaping the Future Together


The PDST art team are grateful for the opportunity provided by the ATAI to make a contribution to their online conference, Shaping the Future Together.


Below is a recording of the presentation and a supporting document.









Learning to Look: An online introduction workshopVisual Thinking Strategies (VTS)


The PDST in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle, Dublin City Council, The LAB Gallery, and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are delighted to offer an elective online Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) introductory workshop.


This facilitated workshop will uniquely provide teachers of all subjects and disciplines with an opportunity to respond to and discuss an image in a collaborative online space. This online experience will model how VTS supports visual literacy, evidencing observations, engaged discussion and collaboration.


For more information and to register please click here.




Leaving Certificate Art National Seminar


Our Presentations for the National Seminar Day 1, Replacement Webinar and accompanying workbook can be found here.


Leaving Certificate Art National Seminar Day 2 has been paused as the Department of Education and Skills has deferred the implementation in schools of the revised specification for Leaving Certificate Art by one year to September 2021. This information has been taken from the Departments publication: Reopening our Schools, The Roadmap for a full return to school, 27th July 2020, page 43 Pausing Curricular Reform. 



Assessment Arrangements For Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021


Please find the link below.


Senior Cycle Art information can be found on page 11


Visual Art Junior Cycle information can be found on page 74



Blended Learning 


This is an interactive resource which aims to support teachers when engaging in a blended approach to teaching, learning and assessment. This website offers some practical suggestions and case studies to highlight the various ways teachers can use blended learning approaches in their daily practice.







The contact person for SC Art is Catherine Begley
14 Joyce Way, Park West Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12