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Creative DESIGN Technologies Department

The CDT department currently has three full time members of staff, Mr Fleming, Mr Mackay and Mr Macleod.

Currently the CDT department offer the following courses:

S1 - Pupils begin their Broad General Education attend 2 periods a week of Design and Manufacture, Graphic Design , and an Engineering Science topic (in S1 this is Electricity).

S2 - The pupils attend one period a week and study three distinct areas; Design & Manufacture, Engineering Science and Graphic Communication. Pupils also have the option to take a 12 week Craft and Design option course for one period a week in S2.

S3 - Pupils may select CDT in S3 as part of their choices.  This course runs for the whole year and is for 3 periods a week. This course builds on previous experiences and is studied in three distinct areas of CDT; Design & Manufacture, Engineering Science and Graphic Communication.

Senior school pupils may select one or several of the subjects below:

  • Design and Manufacture - National  4, National 5
  • Engineering Science - National 4, National 5, Higher
  • Graphic Communications - National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher
  • Product Design - Higher
  • CDT Enterprise - Non-Certificated
  • Practical Crafts (Wood) - Units only (Possible to achieve N4 over two years)