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Design & Technology

pupil and teacher in design and technology lab

The Design Technology and Engineering department continues to be very popular amongst the pupils.

The department offers a stimulating working environment with a variety of well-resourced areas that encourages pupils to learn through prototyping, experimenting and evaluating.  

At GCSE and A Level pupils have the opportunity to lead projects tailored to their interests to help them develop their understanding of the world of design, manufacturing and engineering. Both GCSE and A-Level courses focus heavily on the sustainability of design and our responsibly to design and live in an ethical manner that does not steal from future generations.

Logo for the Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for science and technology
Education Scotland's STEM Nation Award logo

A Morning in the DT Department

Academic News

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Image of Sixth Form students at Merchiston Castle School setting up outdoor lunch during an expedition to Costa Rica

An incredible account of the Half Term multi-disciplinary expedition to Costa Rica!

Group of Merchiston Castle School Students enjoy traditional Chinese dinner at local restaurant 

A trip to the cinema to watch 'Creation of the Gods' - completed by a delicious dumpling dinner!

Memorial Hall with families during Merchiston Castle School's Open Morning in September 2023

It was brilliant to welcome so many families for our Open Day last Saturday!