Junior Certificate Technical Graphics involves students in the development of a range of skills associated with the management of spatial problems and the graphical communication of spatial ideas and solutions. Students construct, and study the properties of, plane geometrical figures; they also develop skills in graphical communication using current standards and conventions, including drawing and sketching and the use of computer graphics.
Technical Graphics is assessed at two levels, Ordinary level and Higher level, by means of a terminal examination paper.
Design and Communication Graphics
Leaving Certificate design and communication graphics involves comprehending, analysing and communicating information presented verbally or graphically. Problem solving and creative thinking skills are developed through the analysis and solution of problems in both two and three dimensions graphics. Graphics and design are communicated using a variety of media, including computer-aided design (CAD).
The main areas of study are:
- Plane and Descriptive Geometry,
- Communication of Design and Computer Graphics,
- Applied Graphics.
Design and Communication Graphics is assessed at Higher and Ordinary level by means of two assessment components:
- a student assignment, of which CAD forms a significant and compulsory element
- a terminal examination paper.