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Technical

Staff

  • Mrs P. Taylor (PT)
  • Ms J. McConnell

Department

We offer a wide range of courses from S1 to advanced higher. Graphic Communication, Engineering Science, Practical Metalwork and Practical Woodwork are all on offer to Senior Phase pupils.

There are two well equipped workshops that can be used with a variety of materials, ie wood, metal and plastics. We also have a computer suite that can be used for both Graphics and Engineering Science and a dedicated Graphic Communication classroom.

Courses

Course Choice 2021-22

BGE

Design and Technology BGE 2021-22

Practical Craft Skills BGE 2021-22

Senior Phase (S4-6)

Engineering Science N4 N5 2021-22

Engineering Science H 2021-22

Graphic Communication N4 N5 2021-22

Graphic Communication H 2021-22

Practical Metalworking N4 N5 2021-22

Practical Woodworking N4 N5 2021-22

BGE S1 – 3

S1

Introduction to Graphic Communication – Sketching skills, scale, logos, Desk Top Publishing.

Practical Craft Skills – Design and make a spatula, wooden box and acrylic keytag.

S2

Graphic Communication – Technical Drawing, Computer Aided Design, Illustration and Presentation.

Practical Craft Skills – Design and make a candleholder, and a mug tree.

S3

Design & Technology – graphics skills building, camera project, Pneumatics and mechanisms
Practical Craft Skills – practice joint in wood, metal benchwork, manufacture of a tablet stand.

Senior Phase S4-S6 (SQA)

We offer Practical Woodwork, Practical Metalwork, Engineering Science and Graphic Communication at N4 and N5 levels. Engineering Science is also on offer at Higher level. Graphic Communication is on offer at Higher and Advanced Higher levels as well as N4 and N5.

Practical Woodworking Practical Metalworking
Engineering Science Graphic Communication

Extra- Curricular

Study support is available in the department and we offer a Wooden jewellery activity as well as the Young Enterprise programme.

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