Department of Design and Technology

DTThe Design Technology Department has three full time staff delivering courses in Design Technology, Graphic Communication, Graphic Products and Product Design. The Department has three main teaching rooms with a dedicated workshop and two design rooms. They also have access to Information & Communications Technology (ICT) rooms and other design spaces across the school.

The department is well equipped and uses some of the latest industry standard software for Computer Aided Design, along with a 3D scanner, 3D printer and Laser Cutter. Students receive a learning experience which traverses the traditional to the cutting edge at all age groups.

Lower School DT

Students follow a general course in Design Technology in Remove (P7) and Lower 4 ( S1), focusing on Craft skills, Design Processes, drawing and presentation techniques, Computer control, Computer Aided Design and Desktop Publishing. The introduction to all of these skill areas provide a foundation to build upon in Upper 4 and in the GCSE courses.

Upper School DT

In Upper 4 (S2) students follow a broad curriculum, covering Design Processes, drawing and presentation techniques, Computer control, Computer Aided Design, Desktop Publishing. In Lower 5 (S3) students are able to specialise in their subject choice for GCSE. The department offers two GCSE courses: Graphic Products and Product Design. Both of these courses are design based with different focuses on the mediums of presentation.

Sixth Form DT

In the sixth form students are able to choose SQA Higher and Advanced Higher courses in Graphic Communication and Product Design.

Beyond the Classroom (Extra Curricular)

The Department also run several Young Engineers clubs, providing opportunities for students in the Lower and Upper Schools to develop their skills and understanding of Engineering and Product Design outwith the classroom.

Teaching Staff

John Hughes

BEd (Hons) Tech 

Gordon Lamont

BTech Ed (Hons)

Gary Wallace

BTech Ed (Hons), BA HRM

All our teachers are registered with the GTCS (General Teaching Council for Scotland) and they all hold a post graduate teaching qualification (usually PGCE or PGDE) if their degree is not in education.