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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Graphics and D.C.G.

Junior Cycle Graphics

1st Year – Students develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values through engagement with learning outcomes

2nd Year – Students develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values through engagement with learning outcomes.

Classroom-Based Assessment 1 Communicating through Sketching

Teachers engage in a Subject Learning and Assessment Review Meeting

3rd Year – Students develop knowledge, understanding, skills and values through engagement with learning outcomes.

Learning supported by formative assessment

Classroom-Based Assessment 2 Graphical presentation skills

Teachers engage in a Subject Learning and Assessment Review Meeting

SEC Examination Project – 30% Final Examination – 70%

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) is issued at the end of 3rd Year/Junior Certificate.

Design and Communications Graphics

The Design and Communication Graphics course makes a unique contribution to the student’s cognitive and practical skills development. These skills include graphical communication, creative problem solving, spatial abilities/visualization, design capabilities, computer graphics and CAD modelling.

The creative and decision-making capabilities of students in the activities associated with design are developed through three principal areas of study:
1. Design and communication graphics
2. Plane and descriptive geometries and applied graphics.
3. Plane and descriptive geometries.

These are central in developing an understanding of the graphical coding and decoding of information (graphics code), and in developing spatial abilities and problem-solving skills.

The body of knowledge associated with the topics covered will allow students to explore a number of applications associated with design in architecture, engineering and technology generally.

Five areas of applied graphics are included and students will choose two areas of study from the following options

  • Dynamic mechanisms
  • Structural forms
  • Geologic geometry
  • Surface geometry

The final drawing exam accounts for 60% marks. There is also a Student Assignment which contributes to 40% of the remaining marks for DCG.