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.