CAD & SolidWorks


Guide to the Student Assignment

An updated version of “A Guide to the Student Assignment” (Design and Communication Graphics) is now available to purchase or download.  The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to both teachers and students on possible approaches to successfully completing the DCG Student Assignment by drawing on the knowledge, experience and wisdom gained from the development of the student assignment to date.  Printed booklets may now be ordered from the PDST using the order form below and these will be delivered to your school.


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Assessment: Student Assignments
2017 Student Assignment
Circular S55/16
2013 Student Assignment
2013 Tasc an Dalta
2012 Student Assignment. ....
2012 Tasc an Dalta
DCG Student Assignment 2011 (EV)
DCG Student Assignment 20011 (IV)
Student Assignment 2010 (EV)
Student Assignment 2010 (IV)
Student Assignment 2009 (EV)
Assessment Sheets 2009 (EV)
Student Assignment 2009 (IV)
Assessment Sheets 2009 (IV)
(IV) = Irish Version
(EV) = English Version    
DCG Chief Examiners's Report 2009    
  The Chief Examiner’s Report for the 2009 DCG examinations at Higher and Ordinary Level provides a review of the performance of candidates in the examinations and detailed analysis of the standards of answering. You can access the DCG report from the above link.

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Construction Studies

New PowerPoint presentations "Towards nZEB for Dwellings 2020 and "A guide to managing experiment work" now added to list of available resources. Click on the "READ MORE" link.

T4 Newsletter

Click on the link below to access the first edition "Summer Newsletter 2018" of the T4 Online Newsletter.


Intermediate SolidWorks

Workshop booklet covering some of the intermediate level sketching tools and features available in SolidWorks 2017 while working through the modeling of parts for a Spatula.


Advanced SolidWorks

Resource notes from PDST 2017 Advanced SolidWorks CPD Workshop.


DCG Coursework

State Examination Commission (SEC) respond to queries regarding DCG Coursework Examination. .


CAD Computer Specifications

Details of the Computer specifications for CAD Computers available through the DES 2015 hardware grant for schools for use in DCG can be found under the CAD & SolidWorks link on the left of the screen.


Updated Room Layouts

Updated Room Layouts for Post Primary Schools are currently available in both CAD and PDF format from the DES website.


ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a Flipped Learning approach i a Tech Graphics classroom..