Arkwright Scholarship Success


Well done to Gavin Kitching who has been awarded an Arkwright Scholarship.

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK.

They identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering and technical Design. They do this by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, through a rigorous selection process, to high-calibre students in S4.

Their Engineering Scholarships support students through their Highers and encourage students to pursue Engineering or technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in the field.

We are about to embark upon the selection process for this years Arkwright which is open to pupils currently studying National 5 Engineering Science, if you are interested please contact Miss Porter for further information.

Combined assessment cut off date.

Both the National 5 and Higher Engineering Science course combined assessments are to be completed by Friday 29th January 2016.

Please note that his cut off date will be strictly adhered to extensions will only be granted for a very limited number of reasons such as certificated medical reasons.

Note this deadline has been extended owing to “operational reasons”

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku.
क्रिसमस और नया साल मुबारक हो krisamas aur naya saal mubaarak ho.
Merry ਕ੍ਰਿਸਮਸ ਅਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਨਿਊ ਸਾਲ
Merry krisamasa atē ika khuśī ni’ū sāla.
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr.
bon Nadal i feliç any Nou vrolijk kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuw jaar.
メリークリスマス、そして、あけましておめでとう Merīkurisumasu, soshite,akemashite omedetō.
joyeux Noël et bonne année.
Nollaig Shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise.
Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda.
Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος.

חג שמחושנה טובה.

Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n gelukkige nuwe jaar

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our pupils, parents and families, we hope you all have a great holiday and look forward to seeing you in 2016.

National 5 Mock Exams

Well that’s the mock exams over for the current S4!

We are quite pleased with the obvious amount of revision and effort our candidates put into their exams this session, and by and large it paid off.

Candidates have been informed (or are in the process of being informed) of their provisional marks. It has to be said that the marks this year are generally of a very high standard.

If you didn’t quite get the result you were hoping for please don’t panic! We will now fully analyse the results together with your marked paper and will use this information to produce individualized  study plans for you, you should start to receive these just after the Christmas break. We will also work very closely with individual pupils and small groups to target areas for development.

In the meantime please have a very enjoyable and well earned holiday, see you all in 2017!

Technical Education at Dunblane High

Welcome to the Technical Education blog for Dunblane High School.

We aim to give pupils studying in this subject area a broad and interesting educational experience which includes many useful life skills for pupils who do not remain with us for certificated courses.

In S1 to S3 Broad General Education: the following subjects are studied on a 12 week rotation:

Engineering Science, analogue electronics design, digital electronics, programmable control and structural design. Much of the course content is taught using computer simulation with pupils working in pairs or in teams of four.

Graphic Communication,  formal technical graphics (orthographic drawing) using drawing boards, perspective sketching, shading and colouring theory & techniques, DTP, autoCAD design and 3D modelling,

Practical Craft, (S1 and S2 only),pupils learn to use a variety of hand and power tools and processes in two small woodwork and plastics projects.

In the senior phase we currently offer Engineering Science to Higher, (with the new Advanced Higher due to be available from session 16/17), and Graphic Communication to Advanced Higher.

The department also promotes the Arkwright Scholarship and we have been very successful in guiding pupils through this prestigious award.



Welcome to the Dunblane High School technical education blog, it is our intention that during session 2015-16 that we will build this blog up to include important information regarding cut off dates, assessment, assignment and homework due dates together with examples of pupil work.

It is likely that the blog will be quite quiet until after the summer break!!