The Design & Technology department is housed on the lower ground floor of the building and provides access to two classrooms and two multi-purpose workshops.  Each of the classrooms is equipped with 20 computers with access to Autodesk Inventor, Serif Draw Plus and Serif Page Plus as well as several other quality software packages, with the most recent addition to the department being a 3D printer and laser cutter.  

The workshops provide access to a range of machinery and equipment that allow projects to be completed in wood, metal and plastic.  All pupils follow the broad general education course in Design & Technology and can then select from National 4/5 Design & Manufacturing, National 4/5 Graphics or National 4/5 Practical Woodworking Skills.  In the S5/6 National 5 and Higher Design & Manufacturing, National 5 and Higher and Graphic Communication and National 4/5 Practical Metalworking are offered.

Courses provided within the department provide a foundation to careers in:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Joinery
  • Construction
  • Machine Working
  •  ...and many more