Graphic Communication

The Course is practical, exploratory and experiential in nature. It combines elements of creativity and communicating for visual impact with experiences in computer aided design, desktop publishing and manual graphic techniques.

Opportunities for Progression:

Future Pathways:

National 4                       Advanced Higher

Course Content:

  • Sketching & Rendering 

  • Graphic Techniques 

  • Graphic Design 

  • Computer Aided Design 

  • Technical Drawing 

Assessment:

  • Assignment Folio: 33% of overall grade 

  • Exam Paper: 67% of overall grade

University Courses: 

  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication

  • Architecture

  • Engineering 

  • Graphic Communication (Advertising)

  • Graphic Media and Communication 

  • Graphic Branding and Identity 

  • Digital Art and Design

Examples of Apprenticeships:

  • Steel Works Detailer 

  • Draftsmen 

  • Electrician 

  • Mechanical Fitter 

Design & Manufacture

The course provides a broad and practical experience in product design and manufacture. Creativity is at the heart of this course and its combination with technology makes it exciting and dynamic.

Opportunities for Progression:

Future Pathways:

Course Content:

  • Design Factors 

  • Design Process 

  • Materials

  • Manufacture in the workshop

  • Commercial Manufacture

Assessment:

National 4                       Advanced Higher

  • Design Folio: 30% of overall grade

  • Practical Model: 25% of overall grade 

  • Exam Paper: 45% of overall grade 

University Courses: 

  • Product Design 

  • Product Design Engineering 

  • Product Design and Furniture Design 

  • Product Design and Innovation

  • Industrial Design and Technology

  • Technological Education (teaching)

Examples of Apprenticeships:

  • Joiner

  • Car Mechanic 

  • Electrician

Practical Woodwork

The Course is a balance of hands on practical activities and knowledge and understanding of the tools and processes to facilitate manufacture. 

Course Content:

Opportunities for Progression:

Future Pathways:

National 4                       National 5

  • Safe Working Practices 

  • Bench Work 

  • Reading & Interpretation of Drawings

  • Materials and Finishing 

  • Use of Machinery 

  • Sustainability & Recycling

Examples of Apprenticeships:

  • Steel Works Detailer 

  • Draftsmen 

  • Electrician 

  • Mechanical Fitter

  • Plumber

Assessment:

  • Practical Model: 70% of overall grade 

  • Exam Paper: 30% of overall grade

Tel: 01505 682685

Email: garnock@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Garnock Community Campus, Beith Road, Glengarnock, KA14 3BF