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Higher Graphic Communication (Course Code: C753 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Graphic Communication?

Graphic Communication in all its forms is vital to society. It is a means of getting across information visually using graphics. Graphic communication comes in many forms and various aspects of life including education, industry and commerce.

This course is designed to increase your awareness of how graphics are used, and to learn about the technology used to create them. You will create 2D, 3D and pictorial graphics with visual impact or that transmits information, digitally and on paper.

The skills you learn in this course are useful in many career areas including Architecture, Surveying, Engineering or Design and Marketing.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

This course will encourage you to exercise your imagination, creativity and logical thinking. You will develop an awareness of graphic communication as an international language. And, you will appreciate how graphic communication as an activity, and graphic technologies by their use, impact on our environment and society.

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

2D Graphic Communication (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

3D and Pictorial Graphic Communication (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components: 

The question paper will assess your skills, knowledge and visual literacy through the graphics techniques and practice you have acquired. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

The assignment will assess how you draw on, extend and apply the skills and knowledge developed and acquired during the course. You will be asked to produce a piece of graphical work in response to a brief.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all three units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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