Design and Communication Graphics (DCG) helps to further students’ cognitive and practical skills with modules like graphic communication, problem solving, spatial visualisation, design capabilities, computer graphics and much more.
Design and Communication Graphics is a combination of technical drawing and computer graphics. It is examined in two parts:
The drawing exam for this subject is held in June and tests the student’s knowledge of technical drawing topics. The paper is comprised of three parts;
The Design and Communications Project is completed in school hours using the SolidWorks software in the T4 lab. This project requires the students to analyse a particular product (i.e. mobile phone) for its design and functionality and appearance. They then produce a SolidWorks 3D model of the chosen product on computer and then design and model their own version of the product. All printouts from the software are used to form the portfolio and a backup CD with all electronic files is also submitted for examination. This project begins in October once the project briefs are published and must be completed by the end of January. This project is worth 40%.