Craigmount High School logo

Craigmount High School

Trust, Purpose, Aspiration, Awareness, Drive

Art & CDT


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 KimberCurriculum Leader
 Kevin CheyneTeacher
 Pat GoonanTeacher
 Tony HartleyTeacher
 Julie KelsoTeacher
 Lucy TaylorTeacher
 Julie WattTeacher
 Douglas HamiltonWorkshop technician

Related News

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

Continue Reading →

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.  

Continue Reading →

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 […]

Continue Reading →