In the Technology Department we think, we plan,we do!
In S1 pupils look at design and manufacture of projects using wood, metal, plastic and electrical components. We look at the importance of the 3 R’s as well as the development of mass production in manufacturing.
In S2 the main project brings together electronic circuits, design, programming, C.A.D as well as manufacturing, all important aspects of Technology in our society today.
In S3 and S4 the subject splits up into its three main areas. Design and Manufacture where pupils look at product design with factors such as function, aesthetics and ergonomics.
Engineering Science looks at electronics, programmable control, pneumatics, energy and mechanical systems. A good grounding in maths will help you when it comes to working out values in your system design.
Graphic Communication looks at how graphics are all around us, from the cereal packet you pour for breakfast to the design of a house all are done using C.A.D technology.
If you choose one of the 3 subjects at Higher you will build on the previous knowledge and gain a greater understanding of the specific subject and its role in the world today. This could allow you a stepping stone into that field when you leave school.