Broad General Education

General statements


The common cfe course, building on the Technology skills learnt in primary school, covers the Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes at Level 3 and stretching the more able pupils into level 4 coursework. These Technology experiences are gained through courses run in Computing Science, Business Studies and Technical Education.


In S3, there is the opportunity for some preference within the common cfe course of the Technology subjects where they choose to take forward their learning of the Curriculum experiences and outcomes in one or two of the subjects aiming to do/achieve level 4 coursework if possible.

Skills development

To help pupils develop an understanding of technologies and their part in the development of the environment they live in.

To ensure that all pupils become skilled and confident in the use of technologies.

To ensure that all pupils can make reasoned choices of the use of technologies in relation to environmental, ethical considerations and modern developments.

To help pupils understand the links between scientific advances and technological developments.



General statements

The breadth of Technologies experiences continues into the senior phase (S4-S6) through a range of national qualifications. This range is designed to give pupils multiple options within the Technologies, building on their experience in the junior phase, and offering courses for a variety of needs, interests, abilities, and progression into further/higher education, training, and employment. Through the courses offered within the Technologies we hope to give students the skills they require today for the technological society of tomorrow.

Courses delivered.

  • Computing Science (National 4, 5, Higher)
  • Business (National 4)
  • Business Management (National 5, Higher)
  • Administration and IT (National 4, 5, Higher)
  • Design and Manufacture (National 4, 5, Higher)
  • Graphic Communication (National 4, 5, Higher, Advanced Higher)
  • Practical Woodworking (National 4, 5)