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.
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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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.
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.