I was never confident with Art, hence why I didn’t do it for the Junior Cert. But to be able to do a certain course I am interested in, I needed to do it for the Leaving. But it was too late because I already picked my subjects, so I had to complete the course outside of school so I had no clue what my classmates were covering in their art class. My strongest aspect of the Art exam was the practicals. I could do it all day, and after opting for craft, it did feel like all day. I took to the still life and life drawing like a duck to water. It was probably the most relaxed I’ve ever been in exam conditions. It couldn’t have been better….then today happened.
I wasn’t confident with Art because I am useless at History, so you can imagine how my day went. However, my wish for a nice General Appreciation question was granted in the form of answering on a film based on a comic or graphic novel. I almost cried with happiness. I was in my spiritual home talking about the Avengers! I never would’ve imagined answering a question based on one of my favourite films so that was a handy question for the day. Then I flicked back to Section 1 and 2. I answered on High Crosses, or at least attempted to. I had quite a while to ‘think’ about the question because there was no chance of me being able to answer the European Art section. Heartbroken was the word, because I was so prepared for El Greco. So I did what I could in the situation I was in and I’m happy it’s over. If it did go worse than I thought, I have that beaut of the Maths exam to fall back on. 9 exams down, 2 to go!
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