Aims and Philosophy

  • To develop pupils’ ability to solve problems by engaging in the research, design, implementation and evaluation aspects of technological activities.
  • To develop pupils’ understanding of the importance of design and technology in modern society.
  • To encourage pupils to apply knowledge and skills by thinking and acting confidently, imaginatively, creatively and with sensitivity.
  • To develop the intellectual capacity and practical skills of pupils through the process of designing and practical applications
  • To promote collaborative skills.
  • To support pupils to become confident, proficient and independent learners in the use of ICT.
  • To provide pupils with the opportunity to achieve high levels of competence in subjects within the Craft Design and Technology department which are relevant to today’s workplace and wider applications.


Success Headlines

  • Weekly after school workshops for Standard Grade and Higher pupils.
  • Significant numbers of pupils go on to study Craft, Design & Technology at College and University.
  • Guest speakers from industry are also invited to share their experiences with pupils and provide inspiration. A General Manager from Rolls Royce joined the department in a previous session to demonstrate a £5 million prototype car. The CDT staff, of course, felt compelled to join him for a test drive!
  • In previous years teams have been entered in the CITB School Construction Challenge, making it through to the finals.
  • Every year several teams are entered in the Rotary Technology competition. In recent years the S3/4 team and the S5/S6 team have produced winning designs and returned to school triumphant with glass trophies.
  • Many trips are planned by the department for pupils. eg The Fantastic Plastic Roadshow at Napier University, Tim Stead’s furniture workshop.


Curriculum Leader

Mr S Roy