Thank you for your question. In my opinion you can do arts for the LC without doing it for the JC but look into more details with maybe someone who didn't do it for the JC but ended up doing it for LC.LC40 art is made up of four units linked together and based on the everyday visual experience of the student's own environment. The practical work can include Life Sketching, Still Life, Imaginative Composition, Design and Craftwork.
Unlike most other subjects, most of the marks for Leaving Certificate Art have been awarded by the time the June exams come around. Only 37.5% of the final grade is based on a written exam, which is on Art History.