S3 Technical

Graphic Communication
The Course provides opportunities for learners to gain skills in reading, interpreting and creating graphic communications. Learners will initiate, develop and communicate ideas graphically. They will develop spatial awareness and visual literacy.
The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of creativity and communicating for visual impact with elements of protocol and an appreciation of the importance of graphic communication standards, where these are appropriate.

Aims of the Course
To enable learners to
♦ develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, materials and software
♦ extend and apply knowledge and understanding of graphic communication standards and protocols, where these apply
♦ develop an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society

Course Content
2D Graphic Communication - 9 SCQF credit points
3D and Pictorial Graphic - 9 SCQF credit points
Added Value Unit
Graphic Communication Project (National 4) 6 SCQF credit points
This Course includes six SCQF credit points for the assessment of added value in the Added Value Unit.

Practical Woodworking
The Course is distinct in value in that it allows learners to develop practical psychomotor skills (manual dexterity and control) in a universally popular practical craft. It helps learners to develop safe working practices and to become proactive in matters of health and safety. It allows them to learn how to use a range of tools, equipment and materials correctly.

Aims of the Course
To enable learners to
• foster practical skills in the creation of artefacts
• develop knowledge, understanding and skills of general aspects of practical woodworking activity (measuring, marking out etc)
• encourage independence and the ability to make choices
• highlight the importance of safety and encourage responsible attitudes in the workshop environment
• contribute to personal development, in particular to practical capability.

Course Content
The course is divided into four areas of study which are mandatory:
Practical Woodworking: Flat frame construction 6SQF credit points
Practical Woodworking: Wood carcase construction 6SQF credit points
Practical Woodworking: Machining and Finishing 6SQF credit points
Added Value Unit: Practical Woodworking Project 6SQF credit points

Core Skills
• Planning and Organising
• Using Graphical Information