This course is offered to Junior Certificate students and aims to develop:
(a) To stimulate the pupils creative imagination through developing their visuo-spatial abilities.
(b) To encourage the development of the cognitive and practical manipulative skills associated with graphicacy.
(c) To provide pupils with a body of knowledge appropriate to interpreting and communicating spatial information and ideas.
(d) To sharpen the pupils visual perception of their environment and its elements and encourage the exercising of aesthetic value judgments.
(e) To develop basic competency in computer graphics in the context of graphical problem-solving and computer aided design.
(f) To encourage the development of logical and progressive reasoning and enquiry/investigative skills, and the ability to spatialise and visualise two and three dimensional configurations and their elements in the solution of graphical problems.
(g) To help pupils understand the importance of communicating information graphically.
Students in Celbridge Community School are assessed on a Continuois Assessment basis using schoology and various rubrics which assess various aspects of Technical Graphics including Accuracy, Neatness and Engagement.
The Technical Graphics Department recently was recorded by the state to promote advanced teaching techniques with the Junior Cycle that are being employed throughout schools.
What will I learn in Technical Graphics? Some of the things you will learn include:
How to produce drawings using drawing equipment, freehand sketches and computers
How to read and interpret drawings and diagrams
How graphics relate to the design and manufacture of products
How will I learn Technical Graphics in Celbridge Community School?
Produce neat drawings of everyday items
Create models of recognisable items on the computer
Use freehand sketching, colouring and shading to represent objects
Make paper/cardboard cut-outs of items and use these to model items in 3-D
Work on your own and as part of a group
Use a textbook and worksheets
Organise and maintain a folder of drawings and notes
What is the Technical Graphics Junior Certificate exam like?
You will sit a three hour examination paper. It is made up two sections
Short answer questions which you complete on the sheet provided and
Longer questions which require more detailed answers. The longer questions allow you to show, in greater detail, the drawing and problem solving skills you have learned.