National 4 Graphic Comm
National 4 and 5 Graphic Communication
This Course provides an opportunity 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 through graphic experiences.
The aims of the Course are to enable learners to:
- develop skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, graphics materials and software
- extend and apply knowledge and understanding of graphic communication standards, protocols, and conventions where these apply
- develop an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society
The Graphic Communication course consists of 2 units;
Graphic Communication: 2d Graphics
Learners develop their creativity and skills within a 2d graphic communication context. Learners initiate, develop and communicate ideas using graphic techniques in straightforward and familiar contexts.
Graphic Communication: 3d and Pictorial Graphics
Learners develop their creativity and skills within a 3d and pictorial graphic communication context. Learners initiate, develop and communicate ideas using graphic techniques in straightforward and familiar contexts.
To gain a National 4 award, learners must pass two mandatory units as well as complete the final Added Value Unit folio. To gain a National 5 award, learners must complete various unit tasks before completing the Final Course Assessment folio and a final written exam.
2d Graphics Unit – pass
3d and Pictorial Graphics Unit – pass
Added Value Unit folio - pass
Question Paper – 80 marks
Final Course Assessment folio – 40 marks
At National 4 level, the Added Value Unit folio will be used to determine a “pass” or “fail”.
At National 5 level, the course assessment is graded A–D with a learner’s overall grade determined by their performance in both the Final Course Assessment folio and the Question Paper.