Exam Preperation

When & Where?

Thursday 7th June – 3:00pm
East Room

Students will be supplied with the appropriate equipment on the day. 

Be prepared!

I often find that students enter the Visual Communication & Design feeling a little too confident & under prepared. Whilst the exam has a large practical component, students are encouraged to continue developing their drawing skills using various media. Furthermore, you are advised to read the text-book and take advantage of resources available on the internet.

Students should devote us much time as they would with any other subject.


The year 11 written examination allows 90 minutes writing time.

The examination includes a question & answer booklet and a resource booklet. All questions should be answered in the spaces provided in the question & answers booklet. All questions must be answered.


In the exam, you will be presented with both practical drawing questions and written short-answer questions based on work completed during the semester.

The exam is based on the following:

  • Drawing methods including; orthographic, paraline, perspective (one & two-point), freehand drawing and rendering.
  • All aspects of design analysis (elements & principles), including an understanding of design terminology and the ability to analyse visual communications effectively.
  • Understanding the design process.


You will be assessed on your ability to communicate ideas visually. In order to express ideas clearly, you should aim to present drawings that are well executed and clearly presented. If you are asked to show a specific drawing method or design element or design principle in your answer, then make sure you show it. You may  be asked questions about the design elements and principles, so be prepared to use appropriate terminology.

The most important rule in the exam is: READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY!

Exam Preparation: Drawing Methods

In this task, we will be focusing on orthoganal drawings. Orthoganal drawings provide visual information about objects that are too complex for a single ‘fold out’ plan development drawing. Instead, a series of drawings – known as views – are necessary to show evey part of the object clearly.

  • Outcome 1 & 2 booklet: This booklet contains a number of exercises to build your confidence in technical and perspective drawings.

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