Progression from Primary to Senior Cycle
While Graphics is not a stand-alone subject within the Primary School Curriculum, in its strands, elements and outcomes, Junior Cycle Graphics can progress related learning that has taken place at primary level.
A number of subjects in the primary curriculum such as Science, Mathematics and Visual Arts refer to the development of problem solving skills, which are key skills for a student of Graphics. Throughout their years at primary school, students engage in various activities that develop their creativity, which lends itself directly to the study of Graphics.
The study of Graphics at junior cycle develops the underlying language of the technology subjects and enhances the learning for a student who wishes to continue their studies in the suite of technology subjects in both the Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied programmes.
More specifically, the subject Graphics has a strong relationship with the Leaving Certificate subject, Design and Communication Graphics. The learning outcomes to be achieved in the Graphics specification provide a strong foundation of the knowledge required for the study of Design and Communication Graphics.
Under the Leaving Certificate Applied programme, a discipline similar to that of Junior Cycle Graphics is not found as a standalone subject. However, as part of the study of Graphics and Construction Studies, students have the option to study graphic communication and computer aided design which would offer good progression from the learning outcomes of Junior Cycle Graphics.