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Broad General Education

In the junior phase (S1-S3) pupils study a broad range of subjects in the Technologies. In S1-S2 pupils follow a broad Design and Technology curriculum covering areas of craft, design, engineering, and graphics in both a classroom and practical workshop setting where traditional craft skills blend with creativity and design, and emerging technologies such as CAD/CAM. In S1 pupils study Computing Science, gaining knowledge and experience in computer literacy as well as an introduction to the many applications of computing skills in today’s society. This is followed by an S2 course in Business where pupils learn and develop their skills in business and enterprise whilst learning about the world of business and it’s impact on society. Through personalisation and choice pupils can continue their studies in the Technologies in the courses offered in S3 – Design and Practical Skills; Engineering and Graphics; Computing Science; and Business which equip pupils well for the vast range of National Qualifications offered in the senior phase.

Senior Phase

The breadth of Technologies experiences continues into the senior phase (S4-S6) through a range of national qualifications. This range is designed to give pupils multiple options within the Technologies whilst building on their experience in the junior phase. We offer courses for a variety of needs, interests and abilities that provide progression into further/higher education, training, and employment. Through the courses offered within the Technologies we hope to give students the skills they require today for the technological society of tomorrow. National qualifications are offered in the subjects listed below, and further information on each course and level of study can be found by clicking on the links:

Design and Manufacture (National 4, 5, Higher)

N4     N5     H

Practical Woodworking (National 4, 5)

N4     N5

Graphic Communication (National 4, 5, Higher)

N4     N5     H

Engineering Science (National 4, 5, Higher)

N4     N5     H

Computing Science (National 4, 5, Higher)

N4     N5     H

Business (National 4)


Business Management (National 5, Higher)

N5     H

More information on all these courses can be found in the course choice booklet and on the SQA website on