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Junior Secondary - 7, 8, 9, 10

 Graphical Technology and Design

Graphical Technology engages students in solving design problems and presenting their ideas and solutions as graphical products. Students explore design problems through the lens of a design process where theyu identify and explore a need or opportunity of a target audience; research, generate and develop ideas, produce and evaluate solutions.

It is expected that folios of work will contain pieces of written text and a broad range of graphical responses that may include:

  • sketching
  • pictorial drawing
  • diagrams and charts
  • patterns and developments
  • computer aided drawing


Senior Secondary - 11 & 12

This course is suitable for students wishing to enter the conventional trades or apprenticeships, or university in the fields of engineering, architecture, drafting.  It develops graphical communication skills in interpreting technical drawings, plans and developing graphical conceptual sketches.
What is graphics?
Graphics is a course of study that provides an opportunity for girls and boys to gain an understanding of graphical communication across a broad spectrum of applications.
The course draws upon the fundamental principles of graphical communication.  The principles are developed within a foundation unit and then further applied through contextual units, which typically focus on Business Graphics, Product Design and Built Environment.  Graphics is an intellectually challenging subject, which promotes students’ personal pride and esteem.
Why study graphics?
The ability to communicate effectively is an essential requirement in every field of endeavour.  Graphics provides the opportunity to express simple and complex information through visual imagery and representations, encouraging clearer and more efficient communication.  Individuals are exposed to these experiences through the use of specialised equipment to present drawings in an efficient and accurate manner.  Graphics has become an essential tool for all graphical design fields.  The study has developed from technical drawing through art and animation into video and television, which are vital components in many professions and vocations.