GRA3
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L3 Graphics and Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. McLean


 This is a design course for students wishing to pursue a career or, for those who wish to go on to tertiary education within the fields of Architecture, Product Design and Engineering, to name but a few. 

The course contains:

  • Freehand design sketching.
  • Advanced rendering techniques.
  • Design presentation.
  • Product design development.
  • Design evaluation.
  • Developing the skills of divergent and convergent thinking in design work.

This is a University Entrance subject.

Recommended Prior Learning

You must have completed courses in Yr12 of either NCEA Level 2 Graphics and Design, or Materials Technology.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 clearfile folder, 2H and HB pencils, markers and pens, Laptop.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91629 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91630 v3
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.