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Craft Design & Technologies (CDT) & Home Economics (HE)

Ryan Carter
Curricular Leader of Craft, Design & Technology and Home Economics

Gillian Boyd Moore
Home Economics Teacher

Caroline Jordan
Home Economics Auxiliary


Fiona McGachan
Home Economics Teacher

Gerardine Renwick
Home Economics Teacher

Euan Ross
Craft, Design and Technology Teacher

Gary McCammon

Craft, Design and Technology Teacher


The CDT & HE faculty is an exciting corridor within the school, where digital and active learning are a key focus for learning and teaching. There are 5 members of teaching staff and auxiliary support in both subjects.

From S1, you can learn in several different environments. These include the computer suite, fabric room, kitchens, and workshops. Your experiences in these areas will allow you to build skills and knowledge in food and fabric preparation, working with a variety of textiles, materials and ingredients, CAD Modelling and 3D printing, plus a range of projects to develop design and craft skills. As a faculty we strive to ensure that our tools, software, and apparatus reflect those used in industry to give you a real-world experience in your learning.

In S1 and S2, you will come to each area of the faculty for 1 period a week. Your experiences at this stage will give you a taste of the variety of learning available within Craft, Design and Technology and Home Economics. In S3, you can choose to further personalise your learning, and you will increase your time spent in the department to 3 periods.

Currently within the Senior Phase, you can study Hospitality: Practical Cookery, Practical Cake Craft and Practical Woodworking to National 5 level. Graphic Communication can be studied to Higher Level. We will also be introducing Early Learning and Childcare and Engineering Skills for next session.


S1-3 (Broad General Education)

In S1-3 you will look at:

  • Health and Safety/Assessing Risk
  • Working with materials (Woods, Plastic, metal)
  • Textiles
  • Nutrition
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Consumer Studies
  • Practical Cookery
  • Graphic Communication

Senior Phase

Please click on the links below to view senior phase options.

Rotary Technology Challenge

Annually for S1 and S2 learners. Learners are set an engineering challenge and compete with other Edinburgh schools to come up with the best solution. Your class teacher will tell you more about this within your classes.

Senior Home Economics trip

Each year we arrange for senior learners to attend the Royal Highland Show. This trip is open to any learner who is studying a senior course within the Home Economics department.

Industry Overview

SQA Past Papers