I did the same as yourself last year, I did too much art and not enough technical stuff and it brought me down in the end.
The level of maths and science in the course may be low but its getting in there that's hard as you probably know.I went to the interviews and exams in Dublin last year and thinking back now I was quite naive about the whole thing.
But don't worry there's lots of ways that you can get in to the Arch. degree.
I'm doing a course at the moment and it's great for getting a good background knowledge of all things technical, I even enjoy it which came as a surprise and sure you can always do a bit of art in your spare time, and with good grades your guaranteed a place at uni.the main thing is not too rush things there's plenty of time to get yourself sorted.
Good luck with the Leaving Cert. if it goes ahead and don't let those eejits at Bolton St. mess you around.
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What people rarely speak of is the validity of Geography for the future architecture student. why this is I will never know, Geography deals with the enviornment at large, how our natural landscape was built, its geology, its meteorology and the sociology of our world. Population trends, urbanity, rural communities, climate extremes, I could go on & on. We build in the landscape, whether urban or rural, windswept or sheltered, hot or cold, etc. Does this not seem like a perfect introduction to students to see how, why & where we build, what obstacles we may encounter and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic and social policies around the world, & on the basis of this create a more precise & coherent architecture in the landscape they build.
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I got way more points from art than I did from maths.
Not that it really matters where your points come from.
Being able to draw is possibly the most important thing to take from Leaving Cert. art - observation and hand-eye co-ordination.
And although the standard of maths & physics isn't taught to an extremely difficult level, you'd want to be fairly numerate - and remeber to stay awake in lectures!
I would definitely support geography for potential architects - it would make a lot of sense, despite not being a course requirement.
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