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My name is Dugal McCrow

Highland secondary pupils can study Photography at SCQF levels 4 & 5 and Higher, plus Classical Studies at National, Higher and Advanced Higher via distance learning with myself. Also, I have pupils studying towards Advanced Higher Latin and GCSE Classical Greek and work closely with John Garvie, Highland's Distance Learning Tutor for Classical Languages. Candidates with good skills and experience in Photography can be supported with Advanced Higher Art & Design with photography as the medium. Pupils undertaking Duke of Edinburgh Awards can develop their knowledge of photography as their Skill and also gain SQA units along the way.

I am Principal Teacher of Art & Design, Business, ICT and Classics at Grantown Grammar School, Highland and a Distance Learning Tutor for pupils across the region. I am GTCS registered to teach Art & Design/Photography, Philosophy, Latin and Classical Studies. I have recently gained full GTCS registration for Computing Science.

I achieved the Standard for Headship in 2015 and have presented on inter-disciplinary learning, profiling, e-portfolios and sustainable development education at national and regional CPD events, including writing case studies for the NAR. I have been a finalist at the Scottish Education Awards twice, as an individual and as a team leader.

Qualifications & Experience : MA (Hons) History of Art (incorporating Fine Art and Classical Studies), PGCE (Secondary) Art & Design, PGDip Leadership in Professional Contexts, UG/PG studies in Latin, PG studies in Sustainable Development Education. BSc Computing Science in progress.

And for those who have been asking - that's me Photoshopped into a bust of Pericles!

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There are many skills you can develop through distance learning courses from Highland

Independent Learning

Develop the ability to work independently, work in online collaborative settings and be ready for further study, life and work.


Develop skills in researching theory, techniques and historical information.


Explore and develop your creativity, building on a solid base of theoretical knowledge of photographic techniques.


Learn new languages and improve your knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar as a result. Classical language learning can have a big impact on your literacy skills.


Enjoy the study of two of the ancient cultures that underpin so much of our own. Investigate the beginning of democracy and philosophy, but also critique their use of slavery and treatment of women.

Stand Out From The Crowd

Classics subjects are a rare qualification - they will really make your UCAS application and CV more interesting. Learning how to take successful photographs and digitally edit enhance them are an increasingly useful skills, for fun, in courses and in the workplace.

What People Say

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Peter Distance

Higher Greek Units and GCSE Greek

“Online learning allowed me to pick a subject that wasn’t available in my school.”


Mary Learning

NPA Photography

“Working online meant I had to be organised and motivated, but it was worth it.”


John Google

Higher Photography

“I enjoyed the freedom to manage my own time in terms of the practical work.”


Elsie Online

Higher Latin

“I wanted to do a course that would make me stand out in my university applications – I was able to do this through distance learning.”


Anthony Ancient

Higher Classical Studies

“I had always been fascinated by the myths and legends of the Greeks and Romans. Classical Studies was a great opportunity to get a qualification studying something I love.”


Susan Anonymous

Higher Photography

“The ability to work independently and have weekly contact sessions with my tutor helped me keep on top of my studies.”

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