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National 4 and National 5 Graphic Communication

The Course is comprised of two units, namely;


In addition to the units above, pupils will undertake an Added Value unit in the National 4 course and an Assignment in the National 5 course.

The Assignment in the National 5 Course is worth 33% of the course award in the subject.

Isometric Circles Trammel Method

Isometric Circles

Oblique

Planometric

2D Graphics

3D and Pictorial

Plotters

Cut Cylinder

Cut Cone

Hex Prism

Cut Pyramid

Orthographic Projection

Orthographic using a bounce line

Line Types

Layers in CAD

Animation and Simulation

3D and Pictorial 2D Graphic

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In this unit of the course, pupils are taught how to sketch and draw a range of different orthographic views including sections, geometric forms and building drawings. Drawing will be produced manually on a drawing board and using CAD software.

Pupils will also be taught how to render and illustrate using coloured pencil and marker pen.

Assignment

Added Value Unit / Assignment

In this element of the course, pupils are taught how to sketch and drawing pictorial views of objects using a range of methods, both manually and using computer aided drawings packages.

In National 4 pupils will undertake an added value unit and National 5 pupils will undertake an assignment. This work will allow pupils to demonstrate an application of knowledge and skills using both 2D Graphic Communication and 3D and Pictorial Graphic Communication. The added value unit is a pass or fail at National 4 and at National 5 is worth 33% of the course award. The exam question paper is also worth 67% of the course award.

New Power point Presentations

2D CAD Commands

Desk Top Publishing

Colour Theory

Building Drawings

Graphs and Charts

Revision

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Revision

The links below will allow you to download the three SQA Past Papers from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. These should be used to revise for the prelim in January and SQA exam in May.

National 5 Graphic Communication Paper 2014

National 5 Graphic Communication Paper 2015

National 5 Graphic Communication Paper 2016

The 3 P’s

Dimensioning

Pictorial Drawings

Sectioning

DTP

3D Modelling

Design Elements and Principles

National 5 Graphic Communication Paper 2017

National 5 Graphic Communication Paper 2018