In the Technical Department, we aim to deliver a broad and cohesive curriculum that will full equip pupils for their lives post school, whatever their destination. The department uses a varied range of learning and teaching approaches to ensure all pupils are included and access the full range of courses we have to offer!
In S1-S2 pupils attend the department two times a week, split between the classroom and the workshop. Pupils will cover a range of activities to build skills in:
- Technical drawing
- 3D modelling
- Sketching and Rendering
In S3, pupils are able to focus on a particular area of the curriculum by choosing from the following subjects:
- Practical Woodworking
- Design and Manufacture
- Graphic Communication
Focusing on a particular area of the curriculum will prepare pupils for National 4 and 5 courses in the senior phase, developing fundamental skills and knowledge to ensure success.
In the senior phase, pupils are able to choose from the following subjects:
- Graphic Communication (National 4 – Higher)
- Design and Manufacture (National 4 – Higher)
- Practical Woodworking (National 4 – 5)
- Practical Metalworking (National 4 – 5) S5/6 pupils only.
Pupils are able to choose more than one subject at a time. These courses feed directly into a number of college courses, apprenticeships and further education courses to help pupils kick start their career in industry.