S5 / S6 Technical

Graphic Communication - Higher & Intermediate 2

General

The following courses will be of particular interest to students looking towards careers in Architecture, Engineering, Building Trades, Product Design, Packaging and Promotional Design, Graphic, Interior and Textile Design and Marketing. In addition both courses develop knowledge and skills, both manual and computer, that will prove useful to all in a world where graphics is playing an increasing role in communication. Students will study the use of graphics in business and industry while embracing the changes brought about by continuing advances in technology. Within the higher course the emphasis is on the product design process from concept to marketing.

It is intended that both Intermediate 2 and Higher should be studied as complete courses; however, each unit does stand alone and can be used to build a customised bank of credits. Both courses contribute a number of Core Skills upon their successful completion.

Preferred Entry Requirements

Intermediate 2 - Students should have achieved a Standard Grade award at general level. However, it is not essential for pupils to have undertaken the Standard Grade course before attempting the Int. 2 course. An Int. 2 crash course may be available at the discretion of the department.
Higher – A credit level award at Standard Grade is required.

Course Structure and Content

Intermediate 2

Unit 1 : Pictorial 40 hours
Unit 2 : Orthographic 40 hours
Unit 3 : Computer Graphics 40 hours
plus 40 hours : induction, exam preparation, extension work, folio compilation

Nature and Timing of Assessment
End of Unit Written Tests.
Terminal Exam 2.5 hours.
Presentation Folio - this will consist of the candidates best coursework from the mandatory units.

Higher

Technical Graphics I 40 hours
Technical Graphics II 40 hours
Computer Graphics 40 hours
plus 40 hours : induction, exam preparation, extension work, folio compilation

Nature and Timing of Assessment
End of Unit Written Tests.
Terminal Exam 3 hours.
Thematic Presentation - this is a folio containing the best coursework across all units that is also based on a theme of the students choice.