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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Updated Room Layouts

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


T4 Workshops

Click on the calendar above for details of upcoming PDST workshops for the technology subjects. Click on the "Look for more" link to view events further in the future.


Construction Studies

New PDST publication available " Construction Studies - Exploring Teaching, Learning & Assessment"


New JC & LC Technology Books

Golden Key Publishers, who published “Technology for Leaving Certificate” in 2015 have informed us that “Technology for Junior Certificate” by Paul Enright will be available in August 2016 .


ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a flipped learning approach in a Tech Graphics class.