S5 & S6 Distance Learning

All new S5 and S6 Courses will begin from Monday the 27th of April.

Pupils are asked to access all resources and assignments through Microsoft Teams, using the codes listed below.

Adv Higher Graphic Communication – isz1twh
Higher Design & Manufacture – hf0vcxe
Higher Graphics –q7h1qb6
Practical Woodworking – 45whlq6
Practical Metalworking – 4ye0fz7


We look forward to hearing from you all next week!

S3 Engineering for Girls

Engineering the Future for Girls

Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020


Please find enclosed a leaflet describing Strathclyde University’s 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June). Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5. The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.


Pupils should apply using the online application form available on our website: www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls


The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet in January 2020 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 January 2020.


In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Friday 6 December 2019, in order for the application to be considered.


If you would like any further information on the Summer School, please email: engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk


S1-3 Pupil questionnaires

This link is for pupils in S1-S3 who have studied in the department this year.

If you are in S1 and have completed your rotation in 3D Design or Design and Technology, please fill it out twice, making sure you select the subject that you are discussing.

If you are in S2 or S3 and you study any of the D&T subjects (Graph Comm, Design and Manufacture, Practical Woodwork or Engineering Science) can you also fill in the form, making sure you select which subject you study. If you take more than one of the subjects outlined above, please complete the form for each D&T subject you study.

If you have any questions, ask your teacher to explain it to you.

Women in Engineering Conference 2019

Women in Engineering Conference 2019
29th – 31st July

Girls aged 15-17 from schools across the UK are invited to apply for a fully funded place at this unique residential conference hosted by the University of Aberdeen.

Applications are now open with 45 places available. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their application and a school reference. Application deadline Friday 29 March 2019.

Video of last year’s conference featuring Erin Leahy (current S6)

For more info:

S6 Tutors

If you are in S6 and are interested in getting some experience working with young people in the Design and Technology department then come down and speak to us about volunteering during your study periods. Whatever your strengths are, we can find a place for you to develop many of your skills and to give back to the school.

Success for CAD CAM pupils in Engineering Awards

Last night (7th June) saw the Grand Awards ceremony for the Scottish Engineering Leaders Awards take place in Strathclyde University’s Barony Hall. From over 15,000 entries from across Scotland there were 5 pupils who’s work was graded in the top 0.5% and is being displayed at the Barony Hall over the 8th and 9th of June. From the Creative CAD CAM Engineering class of 2018, the 5 pupils who were recognised for their projects, worked to a brief that was very straight forward; “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The resulting projects showed a range of creative approaches and demonstrated some amazing problem solving. Ibi Latif and Scott Liddell were both shortlisted for the winners trophies. Eilidh Connolly was given Judges Highly Commended and Jonny Blair and Claire Denholm were among 5 winners in the Secondary School Pupils category.

Among those who attended the awards ceremony was Jonny Blair who went to receive what he thought was his winners trophy but was delighted to find out that he also won the Best Overall prize which is a phenomenal achievement and a testament to the hard work that he put into the project.

Jonny designed and made a prototype of a set of Auto-Pause headphones that will stop the music on your phone when you take off the headphones. He used a range of Computer Aided Manufacturing techniques including 3D printing and embedded light dependent resistors (LDRs) as sensors to make it work.

The pupils work will be displayed in the Design and Technology corridor and should stand as an inspiration to other pupils.

Well done to all of the pupils who had their hard work recognised.

SELA A3 Page – Jonny Blair