The Higher and N5 Engineering Science classes have been looking into emerging technology as part of their studies. Some fascinating and fun examples can be seen in the clips below. 3D printing with concrete Smart glass Hyperloop transport Cool new tech ideas 3D printed ceramics Wireless charging for transport
Art & CDT
With the current school closure we recommend that all S4/5/6 students studying N5, Higher and Advanced Higher continue revision work until alternative arrangements are finalised. The SQA website has a number of exam papers with marking instructions that provide an excellent addition to any revision plans that students are already working on. Doing these papers will highlight areas of weakness that can then be addressed specifically when returning to school.
- Additional materials for N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Engineering Science are available for students on Office 365.
- Students studying N5 and Higher Art & Design can be enhancing any folio work that was taken home during the holidays. Annotations to be included with the design and expressive folios, and in written work can be completed. Any outstanding homework for critical studies should also be completed.
S1/2/3 students should look through the resources on the Severe Weather section of the website and work on the activities highlighted there.
The Art & CDT faculty combines two departments with strong track records in the delivery of high level learning and teaching over a number of years.
The wide variety of experiences and courses offered by the faculty give students the opportunity to develop core skills in the areas of art, craft, design, manufacture, engineering and graphics and provide the option to develop these to a much broader and deeper level.
The team of highly experienced staff also have significant experience with the SQA in the writing and marking of exams and the development of courses on a national level.
The Art & CDT courses introduce students to a wide variety of experiences to help develop their skills and spark their interest. In S3 they have the option to focus on areas such as graphics, art, design, engineering, woodwork etc that have been of particular interest and can provide a valuable foundation for further study in the senior school.
Courses in the senior school provide an excellent spring-board for students as they begin to prepare for the move to further or higher education and the world of work. Many students have benefited from studying two or more subjects in the faculty. This has provided an excellent foundation for creative, design, technical, or engineering disciplines beyond school.
- Art & Design (National 3,4&5 /Higher/ Advanced Higher)
- Design & Manufacture (National 4&5 /Higher/ Advanced Higher)
- Engineering Science (National 4&5 /Higher/ Advanced Higher)
- Graphic Communication (National 4&5 /Higher/ Advanced Higher)
- Practical Woodworking (National 4&5)
|Ashley Kimber||Curriculum Leader|
|Steve McColl||Teacher (currently on leave)|
|Douglas Hamilton||Workshop technician|
Published on: 21 January 2016
Published on: 17 December 2015
This is a great video highlighting the importance of, and opportunities in, design and technology subjects. It’s focussing on the English system but all the skills and activities referred to are relevant to what we’re covering in CDT courses at Craigmount.
Published on: 15 December 2015
A version of the Yenka software used by our S2 classes to study electronic systems is available for home use. The software can be downloaded and used for free outside school hours and is a great tool to help with homework exercises, revision for class tests, and for doing further investigation into the world of […]