The course provides opportunities for candidates to initiate and develop their own ideas graphically. It allows them to develop skills in reading and interpreting graphics produced by others. Candidates continue to develop graphic awareness, often in complex graphic situations, expanding their visual literacy. The course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of creativity and communicating for visual impact with elements of protocol and an appreciation of the importance of graphic communication standards.
skills in graphic communication techniques, including the use of equipment, graphic materials and software
creativity in the production of graphic communications to produce visual impact in meeting a specified purpose
skills in evaluating the effectiveness of graphics in communicating and meeting their purpose
an understanding of graphic communication standards, protocols and conventions, where these apply
an understanding of the impact of graphic communication technologies on our environment and society.
The Higher Graphic Communication course has two units the pupils must complete prior to sitting the final assignment and examination. The final grade for the course is marked out of 140 marks as shown below.
Unit 1: 2D Unit
Unit 2: 3D Unit
Final Assignment: Folio
50 of 140 total marks
Final Theory Examination
90 of 140 total marks
Practice exam papers can be found here for revision