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Leaving Certificate Design & Communication Graphics
Design and Communication Graphics provides you with the opportunity for visualising and understanding information presented either verbally or graphically. You will work on your problem solving and creative thinking skills as you have to use 2D and 3D graphics.
Most students who take this course will have done Technical Graphics at Junior cert, but MTW and Technology are also useful Junior cert subjects for DCG. You will get lots of practice doing freehand sketching, traditional draughting (technical drawing) and using ComputerAided Design (CAD) programs such as SolidWorks.
Design & Communication Graphics (DCG) Course Content
 Projection Systems
 Plane Geometry
 Conic Sections
 Geometry of Lines and Planes
 Intersection and Development of Surfaces
 Graphics
 Communication of Design
 Freehand Drawing
 Information and Communication Technologies
 Dynamic Mechanisms
 Structural Forms
 Geological Geometry
 Surface Geometry
 Assemblies
The Exam
One Exam Paper worth 60%
A Student Project worth 40%
The exam is 3 hours long
Section A: You must do 3 of the 4 short questions taken from the following areas: * Projection Systems
*Plane Geometry
* Conic Sections
* Intersection and Development of Surfaces
* Descriptive Geometry of Lines and Plane
Section B: You must do 2 of the 3 long questions taken from the following areas: * Projection Systems
*Plane Geometry
* Conic Sections
* Intersection and Development of Surfaces
* Descriptive Geometry of Lines and Plane
Section C: Answer 2 of the 5 long questions which will be based on material from the following areas: * Dynamic Mechanisms
*Structural Forms
* Surface Geometry
*Geologic Geometry *Assemblies Each question will be a multipart question  Marks 90(2x45)
Project
You will have to submit a project toward the end of 6th year which will be on a given theme which is outlined in a brief normally released in September. You will have the choice of a design investigation and modification or a design investigation and concept design.
Future Careers with Leaving Certificate DCG
Design, Architecture, Engineering, Product Design
Download the leaving cert Design & Communication Graphics (DCG) syllabus
Download the leaving cert Design & Communication Graphics (DCG) Chief examiner's report (2009)
15 Topics for Design & Communication Graphics
 Assemblies
 Conic Sections
 Developments & Envelopments
 Dynamic Mechanisms
 Geological Geometry
 Intersection of Solids
 Orthographic & Auxiliary Projection
 Pictorial Projections
 Rotation & Inclination of Solids
 Sections of Solids
 Solids in Contact
 Spectator
 Structural Forms
 Surface Geometry
 The Oblique Plane
15 Past papers for Design & Communication Graphics
Going to College
Design & Communication Graphics Discussions

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Resources for Higher Design & Communication Graphics
DCG 2013 Q1 [Video]
Added to Surface Geometry by Eimear_d
Roads  Strike and Dip [Video]
Added to Geological Geometry by Eimear_d
DCG Perspective 2010 HL [Video]
DCG Perspective 2015 HL [Video]
Solids in Contact, traces of plane (2014 mock paper) [Video]
Added to Sections of Solids by Eimear_d
Intersection of Solids 2009 Long Question [Video]
Added to Intersection of Solids by Eimear_d
Dynamic Mechanisms SEC Sample [Video]
Added to Dynamic Mechanisms by Eimear_d
Dynamic Mechanisms 2013 A [Video]
Added to Dynamic Mechanisms by Eimear_d
conic sections  2010 [Video]
Added to Conic Sections by Eimear_d
LC DCG  Solutions Videos [Web Page]
Added to Orthographic & Auxiliary Projection by EamonnClix
Orthographic Projection  Notes [Web Page]
Added to Orthographic & Auxiliary Projection by EamonnClix
Study Notes  DCG [Web Page]
Added to Orthographic & Auxiliary Projection by EamonnClix