Faculty of Computing & Technologies
St. Margaret’s  High School
Faculty of Technical and Computing
 
Welcome to the faculty of Technical and Computing.
 
There are eight teachers in the Technical and Computing Faculty. Namely:
    
Mr M McAlavey (Principal Teacher Pupil support)
Mrs L Stewart (Principal Teacher Pupil support)
Mr P Duddy
Mrs N Hytiris
Mrs L Logan
Mrs A Warnock 


Subjects covered:
 
S1-S3 Broad General Education Building skills and knowledge in the various disciplines for subsequent years
Graphic Communication - traditional and computer based drawing skills and image manipulation
Design and Manufacture - combination of design synthesis, evaluation, anthropometrics and manufacturing techniques
Practical Woodworking Skills
Practical Metalworking Skills
IT Systems
Computing Science
Information Systems

 
Aims of the Technical and Computing Education Faculty:
 
To create an active learning environment where all young people achieve their potential and one which fosters, safe and creative activity.
To enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of graphics techniques  and their use in the world of work
To enable learners to understand the design cycle and manufacturing techniques in a wider context
To enable young people to develop hand skills, improve coordination and accuracy when manufacturing artefacts in the workshop.
To develop our young people’s confidence through positive learning experiences and positive support in the classroom and the wider school community
To enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the basic workings of both hardware and software
To introduce learners to the need for logic in programming. 

 
Technical Education is perhaps one of a handful of subjects in which the content taught is closely allied with discrete disciplines in the world of work. A large proportion of the work undertaken is active learning; a key strand of the Scottish Government’s policy for developing education. Computing on the other hand is at the vanguard of most world technological developments and as such this faculty aims to equip our young people with the best start possible for forging a career in the world of Science and Technology.
 
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