Overview of subjects’ area

Technical Graphics is a Junior Certificate subject and is offered as an Optional Subject in John the Baptist Community School.  The subjects aims to stimulate the pupils creative imagination through developing their visuo-spatial abilities and to encourage them to development the cognitive and practical manipulative skills associated with graphicacy.  Students also develop knowledge associated with interpreting and communicating spatial information and ideas graphically. Technical Graphics develops a basic competency in computer graphics in the context of graphical problem-solving and computer aided design (C.A.D.) which is further developed at Leaving Certificate through Design and Communication Graphics (D.C.G.).  Students also develop spatial reasoning and enquiry/investigative skills, and the ability to visualise two and three dimensional solutions to graphical problems.


Some of the Skills Developed

  • Problem Solving
  • Visual Skills
  • Physical Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy Skills


  • Accuracy
  • Neatness
  • Organisation
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Measurements
  • Literacy

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