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									National Qualifications


Graphic Communication



Higher



Guidance on Assessment – Thematic Presentation
(Diet 2012/ 2013)




It is strongly recommended that centres read this guidance documentation thoroughly before
commencing with the Coursework.
Contents


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Introduction                                               3




Internal Assessment – Thematic Presentation                4




Section 1 – Manual Graphics                                5




Section 2 – Computer-Aided Drawing                         8




Section 3 – Computer-Aided Illustration and Presentation   10




Section 4 – Student Record                                 13




Allocation of Marks                                        14




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Graphic Communication Higher

Guidance on Assessment – Thematic Presentation



Introduction

The Higher Graphic Communication Course facilitates the development and effective application
of manual and computer skills through the use of preliminary, production and promotional
graphics. In particular, Course content and methodology have been designed to reflect the use of
graphics in business and industry, while embracing the changes brought about by continuing
advances in software and hardware technology.

As part of the external assessment of the Higher Graphic Communication Course candidates are
required to produce a Thematic Presentation. Thematic Presentation submissions will be
internally assessed and centrally verified. The Thematic Presentation is a folio of work, based on
a central theme chosen by the candidate, directly addressing the following:

    Freehand sketching – eg orthographic freehand sketches showing three related views,
pictorial freehand sketching and manual graphical rendering techniques

   Production (formal) drawings CAD – eg orthographic drawings showing three related
views, dimensions, sections, cut-aways and pictorial drawings and diagrams

   Computer illustrations – eg computer-aided rendering of the object(s) and showing
rendered technical detail – exploded views, sections, etc

   Desktop publishing graphics – eg single or double page or two/ three-fold DTP layouts

   Promotional graphics – eg computer-aided presentation work such as magazine covers,
posters, etc

The purpose of the Thematic Presentation assessment provision is to afford candidates the
opportunity to demonstrate their competence across a range of Coursework tasks based on their
central theme. The interpretation of what constitutes a 'central theme' can be quite broad. For
example, a central theme could be based on an everyday object, an environmental project, or a
sporting or leisure activity. Emphasis should be placed on linking thematic graphics to the design
process from concept through production and marketing, using devices such as a corporate
image or house style for a hypothetical external client.

The importance of setting a theme for the Thematic Presentation at an early stage of the Course
is vital to the ongoing development of this presentation. Some work carried out for the Computer
Graphic Unit Outcomes, in particular, could quickly form the focus of some quality work for the
Thematic Presentation. Work created in the Unit can only be used in the Thematic
Presentation if relevant to the theme chosen.
During the initial planning stage of their Thematic Presentation, candidates should be advised of
the value of negotiating with their teacher/ lecturer about the range of Coursework tasks to be
tackled with reference to their suggested central theme. Furthermore, teachers/ lecturers should
also advise candidates of the suitability of these tasks in relation to the required work based
activities of the Course.




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Internal Assessment - Thematic Presentation

The external assessment of the Graphic Communication Higher Course consists of a Question
Paper (70% of the total available marks) and a Thematic Presentation (30% of the total available
marks).

The Thematic Presentation has been designed to facilitate integration across the work of the
Computer Graphics Unit as well as the 'freehand sketching', and 'illustration and presentation
graphics' of the Technical Graphics 1 Unit of the Course.

Work produced for individual Units, which is also relevant and appropriate to a candidates’ chosen
theme, can be selected for inclusion in a Thematic Presentation. It is acceptable for work to be
used as evidence of Unit performance as well as being submitted as part of a Thematic
Presentation. Any additional or enhancement work required to complete a Thematic Presentation
can be undertaken within the extra 40 hours allocated for Course assessment preparation.
However, within these 40 hours, the additional time required to complete a Thematic Presentation
should not exceed 10 to 15 hours.

There are a total of 60 marks available in the marking scheme for the assessment of the Thematic
Presentation. The marking scheme is divided into three main Sections, with marks as indicated:

Section 1       Manual Graphics                                          (20 marks)
Section 2       Computer-Aided Drawing                                   (20 marks)
Section 3       Computer-Aided Illustration and Presentation             (20 marks)

The Student Record includes a declaration from the candidate stating that material presented for
assessment is their own work and has been produced in accordance with the guidelines.

In compiling graphics for their Thematic Presentation, candidates’ preliminary work should be
produced manually, with subsequent production and promotional work being computer generated.
The Student Record should be used by candidates to identify a graphic item number and to
provide a description of the graphic items. Software and location of evidence should be recorded
in the appropriate columns of the Student Record.

A detailed breakdown of the marking scheme can be found on page 14 of this document and also
in the Student Record.

The Thematic Presentation at Higher is internally assessed and subject to external
verification. All Thematic Presentations must be completed, internally assessed and
available (in hard copy) for submission to SQA by the date specified in the ‘NQ key dates’
section of the SQA Operational Help Centre. If your centre is selected for verification you
will be notified by SQA.




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Section 1

Manual Graphics

There are a total of 20 marks available for manual graphics in the Thematic Presentation marking
scheme. The assessment of manual graphics considers three main areas of work, namely,
freehand sketching, rendered illustrations and desktop planning. It is expected that the work for
this Section will consist of three or four A3 or A4 (A3 preferred) pages of a series of orthographic
dimensioned freehand sketches, pictorial freehand sketches, enhanced rendered freehand
sketches, DTP annotated thumbnails and accurately drawn visuals.

Orthographic sketches must contain three dimensioned related views. Additional pictorial and
orthographic views showing a range of technical detail such as full, part or stepped sections,
exploded views, assembly details, scaled views, details of moving parts and cutaways. The DTP
planning should be technically annotated to show various layouts for each graphic item to be
produced.

Work produced for the Technical Graphics 1 Unit which is carefully planned and relevant or
related freehand sketched and rendered work can also be selected for inclusion in a Thematic
Presentation. Work completed to Unit standard should be graded as 'fair' in accordance with the
marking table below. Further marks awarded for skilled, technically complex or high quality
freehand work are to be allocated for a degree of performance above Unit standard.

A breakdown of the maximum available marks for each part is as follows:

 (a)   Freehand sketching - visual quality, proportion and technical detail

       (i)    Related orthographic line freehand sketches (3 views including a            4 marks
              variety of line types) with dimensions prior to CAD work (including
              technical detail)
       (ii)   Pictorial line and freehand sketches (including technical detail)           4 marks

 (b)   Rendered illustrations

       (i)    Freehand sketches rendered to show monochrome/ colour visual                4 marks
              quality tonal changes on flat and curved surfaces (orthographic/
              pictorial) including highlights, shadow, texture

 (c)   Desktop planning

       (i)    Annotated thumbnails to consider various layouts, concepts, columns,        4 marks
              graphics, multi-columns (2 or more) and page orientation for the
              production of the DTP item (3b)
       (ii)   A single full size, accurately drawn visual showing a clear indication of   4 marks
              the planned desktop graphic item

The following table should be used as guidance for marking this Section (where appropriate,
teachers/ lecturers may interpolate between the stated values). Only whole numbers are to be
entered in the marking sheet on the Student Record - ie no half marks may be used.




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Work carried out to Unit standard should be graded as 'fair'.

           Maximum            Excellent      Good               Fair        Poor    Very Poor
            Marks                                         (Unit Standard)
              4                   4             3                2           1          0

The nature of preliminary graphics enables work to be carried out relatively quickly in comparison
to the time required for production and promotional graphics. The following is offered as further
guidance for parts of this Section:
The use of preliminary graphics allows candidates the opportunity to develop and display graphic
skills by incorporating a range of technical detail such as full, part and stepped sections,
exploded views, assembly details, scaled views, details of moving parts, cut-aways and auxiliary
views.

For (a) freehand sketching and (b) rendered illustrations:

(i) related orthographic, (ii) pictorial and (iii) rendering

   no marks are to be awarded for evidence where tracings, use of instruments or
    retrospective planning is evident.

   orthographic analytical line freehand sketches prior to CAD work including dimensions (three
    types), use of datum lines, appropriate line types and annotation. It is necessary to include all
    suitable dimensions within the freehand sketched graphics and to show a variety of line types
    and dimensional tolerances where appropriate. Suitably dimensioned to British Standards -
    must have sufficient dimensions for CAD graphics to be created

   a freehand sketch is a proportioned manual graphic (not to scale), no instruments or straight
    edges to be used

   pictorial analytical line freehand sketches prior to CAD work completed in perspective,
    isometric, oblique or planometric, exploring a theme, product or component, showing technical
    details such as full, part and stepped sections, exploded views, assembly details, scaled
    views, details of moving parts, cut-aways, and auxiliary views

   rendered analytical freehand sketches (2D or pictorial) exploring a theme, product or
    component, showing technical details such as full, part and stepped sections, exploded views,
    assembly details, scaled views, details of moving parts, cut-aways, and auxiliary views



For (c) desktop planning:

(i) annotated thumbnails

   preliminary desktop planning design work should provide sufficient textual and graphical
    information to demonstrate that a candidate has considered a range of text styles, text size,
    margins, headers and gutters, etc. The planning should show a variety of layouts technically
    annotated for the DTP item to be produced along with the appropriate visual

   the desktop planning should form the basis for the computer-aided graphics produced under
    Section 3(b) only



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(ii) drawn visual

   only one visual is required. If the DTP item is a 3-fold leaflet or 2 sided document, only one
    visual for one side is required

   the visual must be manually drawn full size. Instruments should be used to accurately draw
    columns, gutters, margins, etc. It must not be electronically produced or cut and pasted from
    other sources

   2 of the 4 marks are for layout detail. The layout detail should be annotated to accurately
    show: grid structure, number of columns, column width, margins, headers, footers, size of
    graphics and position of graphic items

   2 of the 4 marks are for graphic items and text. The graphic item and text produced should
    contain clear details of: font, font styles and sizes (headers, sub-headings, body text) and a
    clear representation of any graphic items and use of colour. The graphic items should be
    created by the candidate and be a good representation of the intended graphic item

   no marks are to be awarded for retrospective planning




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Section 2

Computer-Aided Drawing

There are a total of 20 marks available for computer-aided drawings in the Thematic Presentation
marking scheme. The marking allocation allows credit to be given for any difficult drawing
processes undertaken and the technical complexity of the orthographic and pictorial CAD
drawings.

It is expected that the work for this Section will consist of two or three A3 or A4 (A3 preferred)
pages of pictorial and related orthographic views showing a range of technical details such as full,
part and stepped sections; exploded views; assembly details; scaled views; details of moving
parts; cut-aways and auxiliary views.

Carefully planned work, orthographic and pictorial drawings produced for the Computer Graphics
Unit can also be selected for inclusion in a Thematic Presentation. Drawings completed to Unit
standard should be graded as 'fair' in accordance with the marking table below. Further marks
awarded for technically difficult and complex work are to be allocated for a degree of performance
above Unit standard.

A breakdown of the maximum available marks for each part is as follows:

      Computer-Aided Drawing

      (i)       Related orthographic drawings (3 views including a variety of line      6 marks
                types, dimensions, curved surfaces and arcs) – technical complexity,
                degree of difficulty of the drawing process and visual quality
      (ii)      Annotation                                                              2 marks
      (iii)     Pictorial line drawing(s) (eg isometric, oblique, planometric,          6 marks
                perspective) of the assembled item and visual quality
      (iv)      Technical detail – such as full, part and stepped sections, exploded    6 marks
                view, assembly details, scaled views and details of moving parts


The following table should be used as guidance for marking this Section (where appropriate,
teachers/ lecturers may interpolate between the stated values). Only whole numbers are to be
entered in the marking sheet, ie no half marks may be used.

Work carried out to Unit standard should be graded as 'fair'.

              Maximum        Excellent     Good              Fair        Poor      Very Poor
               Marks                                   (Unit Standard)
                 6               6           4                3            1           0
                 2               2           -                1            -           0




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It should be noted that all CAD work selected for assessment must be the candidates own work.
Work produced following a directed approach, such as a step-by-step guide or wizard or
rendered is not valid for assessment purposes. The following is offered as further guidance
for sub-parts of this Section:

For Computer-Aided Drawings:

(i) orthographic

   the three related views should be suitably laid out and drawn in third angle projection

   a variety of line types should be included: outlines, centrelines, hidden detail lines, dimension
    lines and leader lines

   dimensioning should be relevant to the item drawn, suitable in terms of size, scale and
    position and in accordance with British Standard conventions

   if using a 3D modelling package, related orthographic views must be generated from the
    model and contain no wire frame or facets

(ii) annotation

   for maximum marks all views must be correctly labelled, scales indicated, name box,
    projection symbol and the appropriate font and point size is used

(iii) pictorial

   the pictorial drawing can be either isometric, oblique, planometric or perspective

   the drawing should give a good representation of the item showing its form and details. It must
    be a line drawing and must not be rendered

   if using a 3D modelling package the pictorial views must be generated from the model and
    contain no wire frame or facets.

   Tangential edges are permitted only where they enhance and add clarity to the drawing.

   drawings should be suitably laid out with name box, titles, scale etc

(iv) technical detail

   technical detail should be from a range of: full, part or stepped sections, exploded views,
    assembly details, scaled views and details of moving parts

   technical detail should show relevant detail or give more information about the item

   technical detail can be included in the orthographic drawing or the pictorial drawing or shown
    on an additional drawing

   technical detail should have a suitable degree of technical complexity for this level

   for the award of maximum marks there should be two or more examples of technical detail
    from the above range (ie full, part or stepped sections, exploded view, assembly details,
    scaled views and details of moving parts).


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Section 3

Computer-Aided Illustration and Presentation

There are a total of 20 marks available for computer-aided illustration and presentation graphics in
the Thematic Presentation marking scheme. It is expected that the work for this Section will
consist of two to four pages of computer-aided illustration and presentation work. A3, A4, or a
mixture of A3 and A4 page formats may be used.

Carefully planned, computer-aided work produced for the Computer Graphics Unit can also be
selected for inclusion in a Thematic Presentation. Illustrations and presentations completed to
Unit standard should be graded as 'fair' in accordance with the marking table below. Additional
marks awarded for effective and creative work are to be allocated for a degree of performance
above Unit standard.

A breakdown of the maximum available marks for each part is as follows:

 (a)   Using Illustration package (on pictorial/ orthographic item(s))

       (i)      Effective use of rendering an assembled drawing or technical detail      6 marks
                such as full, part and stepped sections, exploded views, assembly
                details, scaled views, details of moving parts, cutaways and auxiliary
                views – including a range of techniques from gradients, shading,
                reflections, highlights and texture

 (b)   Using desktop publishing package (single or double page or two/three fold
       layout)

       (i)      Creative use of text/ layout, columns, margins, headers, footers and     6 marks
                gutters
       (ii)     Technical quality and complexity                                         4 marks

 (c)   Additional promotional graphics

       (i)      Visual impact and quality of finished presentation/ display              4 marks

The following table should be used as guidance for marking this Section (where appropriate,
teachers/ lecturers may interpolate between the stated values). Only whole numbers are to be
entered in the marking sheet, ie no half marks may be used.

Work carried out to Unit standard should be graded as 'fair'.

              Maximum        Excellent     Good               Fair            Poor   Very Poor
               Marks                                    (Unit Standard)
                 6               6            4                3               1         0
                 4               4            3                2               1         0


It should be noted that all work selected for assessment must be the candidates own work. Work
produced following a directed approach, such as a step-by-step guide or wizard, is not
valid for assessment purposes.




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It is expected that the work for this Section will consist of one page of rendered illustration work,
one page of promotional graphical work and one or two pages of desktop published material. The
following advice is offered with reference to software packages and the presentation and display
qualities of a Thematic Presentation.

For (a) Using Illustration package:
(i) rendering
   Candidates should, as appropriate, effectively interpret the effect of light through the use of
    shading, reflections, highlights, textured effects, tonal blends, and/ or pattern fills to
    orthographic or pictorial illustrations

   If using a 3D modelling package effective use of materials and at least 2 lights must be
    evident at the appropriate level and a description/ explanation of this must be recorded in the
    Student Record

   If rendering technical detail, it is expected that the candidate will render one from the
    following: full, part, stepped sections, exploded views, assembly details, scaled views, details
    of moving parts, cutaways and auxiliary views

   No marks are to be awarded in this part for backgrounds, text, layout or any other
    presentation (these skills are assessed in part (b) and/ or (c) of this Section)

   No marks are to be awarded for line drawings in this part (this is assessed in Section 2 -
    Computer-Aided Drawings).

For (b) Using DTP package:
(i) use text/ layout
   DTP documents produced in Section 3(b) must relate to the desktop planning produced for
    Section 1(c)

   DTP software packages should be utilised to produce material in either single or double page
    or two/three fold layout(s)

   DTP documents should include imported and manipulated graphics and a creative use of text
    styles

   For the award of maximum marks in Section 3(b), a selection from the following range of
    features should be effectively used: columns, rulers, margins, captions, headers, footers,
    gutters, boxes, borders, reverses, and page orientation to a high degree of technical quality
    and technical complexity

   Text may be typed or imported from library sources. Text should be related to the document
    rather than random unrelated Lorem Ipsum text

   Imported graphics could be from original candidate work or clip art; library material; scanned
    images; digital camera; or video captured images




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(ii) technical quality

Note: Assessment in this part is focused on how well the features of the desktop publishing
package have been implemented. For the award of maximum marks for (ii) technical quality and
complexity, candidates must have:
     text and graphics aligned correctly in columns

     columns, graphics and text correctly laid out in pamphlets and not overlapping fold lines

     no evidence of ‘widows and orphans’, correct choice of font size for column

     pages correctly printed out with no errors (page and printer set up correctly)

     created a document that has a complex structure

     ensured that objects are aligned, text wrap is used properly, two and three fold leaflets fold
      properly etc


For (c) Promotional graphics:

(i)   visual impact

     candidates should plan and produce a separate graphic item

     assessment in this part is focused on creative use of text, colour layout, background and
      creation of identity, layout, backgrounds or style using either DTP and/ or Illustration software

     such computer-aided presentation work could include posters, magazine covers, business
      cards, ID cards or tags, letter heads, flyers, packaging, clothing design, signs, etc

     the graphic item should be creative and show effective use of design elements and principles

     presentation material could include images such as logos, clip art, scanned images, digital
      camera or video capture images, rendered illustrations created for CAG illustration, CAD
      drawings, etc




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Section 4

Student Record

Teachers/ lecturers should use the Student Record to monitor candidate's work for verification
purposes.

The Student Record provides a candidate declaration that material presented for assessment is
their own work and that it has been produced in accordance with these guidelines - the candidate
declaration must be completed for a submission to be valid.

Candidates must provide:

   a description of each graphic item, software and graphic medium used and how the graphic
    item was produced

   an acknowledgement (including the source) of all scanned, captured or clip art images used

   a description of any work carried out to enhance scanned, captured, or clip art images.

    If using a 3D modelling package a clear description/ explanation of the positioning of the
    lights must be recorded


Additionally, all Thematic Presentation items must be numbered appropriately and recorded on
the Student Record.



Candidates should be encouraged to plan, sketch and then annotate their proposed layout and
must not make use of step-by-step guides or wizards. All CAD, Illustration or DTP computer
graphic work produced by following a directed approach, such as by a step-by-step guide or
wizard is not valid for assessment purposes.


The Thematic Presentation at Higher is internally assessed and subject to external
verification. All Thematic Presentations must be completed, internally assessed and
available (in hard copy) for submission to SQA by the date specified in the ‘NQ key dates’
section of the SQA Operational Help Centre. If your centre is selected for verification you
will be notified by SQA.




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  Graphic Communication Higher
  Teacher/ Lecturer Assessment of Thematic Presentation
  Teacher/ lecturers must refer to “Guidance on Assessment – Thematic Presentation”
  (Diet 2012/ 2013) before attempting to complete this form.

  Candidate _____________________________________________________________

 Item                                                                   Max.     Mark     Official
         Assessment Criteria
No.(s)                                                                  Marks   Awarded    Use

         Section 1. Manual Graphics

         (a) Freehand Sketching         (i) related orthographic          4


                                        (ii) pictorial                    4


         (b) Rendered Illustrations     (i) rendering                     4


         (c) Desktop Planning           (i) annotated thumbnails          4


                                        (ii) drawn visual                 4
         sketches
         Section 2. Computer-Aided Drawings

         Computer-Aided Drawings        (i) orthographic drawing          6


                                        (ii) annotation                   2


                                        (iii) pictorial line drawing      6


                                        (iv) technical detail             6


         Section 3. Computer-Aided Illustration & Presentation

         (a) Using Illustration Package (i) rendering                     6


         (b) Using DTP Package          (i) use text/ layout, etc         6


                                        (ii) technical quality            4


         (c) Promotional Graphics       (i) visual impact, etc            4

                                                          Total Marks    60




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