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Advanced Higher Grade Graphic Communication

The Course is comprised of two units, namely;

Click on one of the headings below to see a list of power point presentations on the chosen subject. These presentations can be downloaded or viewed online.

Technical Graphics CVMG

Technical Graphics

Candidates develop creativity and evaluation skills in technical graphics through manual and electronic-based communication activities.

They explore the purpose, application and audience requirements of technical graphics and apply graphic communication skills, knowledge and understanding to plan, produce and evaluate technical graphic techniques and technologies. They also explore the use of detailed 2D and 3D graphics in modelling, graphic visualisation and technical/mechanical animation.

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Commercial and Visual Media Graphics

Candidates develop skills and techniques to create effective commercial and visual media graphic communications and explore their application in publishing and promotion. Graphic design work is iterative. Candidates review, evaluate, amend and present their work, and develop a deep understanding of the needs of the intended audience.


Graphic Types and Techniques 1

Graphic Types and Techniques 2

Graphic Types and Techniques 3

CAD CAM Systems

Manufacturing and Engineering

Drawing Standards & Conventions

Technical Graphics - File Formats

Technical Graphics - Creators and Users

CAD and Draughting

CAD Illustration and Lighting

CAD Techniques

Built Environment - Creators and Users

Built Environment - Planning Drawing

Simulation FEA and CPD

CVMG - Common Elements

DTP Benefits

DTP File Types

DTP Printing Colour Systems

DTP Printing Technologies

DTP Printing Terms

Digital Visual Media Animation


The link below will allow you to download SQA Past Papers from 2018 and 2019. These should be used to revise for the prelim in January and SQA exam in May.

Higher Graphic Communication Paper 2018

Higher Graphic Communication Paper 2019

Marking Instructions 2018

Marking Instructions 2019

Course Notes

Notes Pages 1-36

Notes Pages 37-66

Higher Graphic Communication Paper 2017

Marking Instructions 2017