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Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD3-Application of skills
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand the nature of a graphics package and its use in a variety of contexts.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Discuss the differences between bit-map and vector images

  • 1.2
    Contrast the typical characteristics of a simple graphics package and a powerful graphics package.
  • 1.3
    Describe appropriate uses of a range of graphics packages and discriminate contexts where their use may be limited.
  • 1.4
    Discuss a range of graphics file formats used to optimise file characteristics.


Be able to use the main features of graphics packages to create graphics objects of different file formats.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Construct an appropriate folder tree structure to load, save and restore graphics files in different formats.
  • 2.2
    Select suitable dimensions and backgrounds for graphical solutions.
  • 2.3

    Use a range of toolbox components and menu options to create, amend and group complex graphics objects.

  • 2.4
    Use the editing facilities to cut, copy, paste and insert in a variety of situations.
  • 2.5
    Create a sequence of at least six frames to form a movie and adjust timelines to produce a smooth animation.