Academic News

IV Form Geography Field Trip

11 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

As part of the IV Form Geography unit on “The Geography of Crime”, 42 IV Form pupils had an exciting adventure yesterday carrying out field research in Edinburgh into people’s [...]

Science Society talk

6 October, 2017


On Wednesday 27th September, Merchiston learners and school staff were given an exceptionally comprehensive and captivating lecture on the stimulating and infrequent topic of microscopy by Dr Paul Dalgarno. He [...]

Shell Classical Civilisation trip to Hadrian’s Wall

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers East

On Tuesday 3 October, the Shell Classical Civilisation group made a day trip to parts of Hadrian’s Wall. After enjoying bacon rolls and cheesy chips en route, we started our [...]

IV Form History trip to New Lanark

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

On the Tuesday 3 October, the Fourth Form went to New Lanark on a History trip. We went to study the Industrial Revolution, which we are learning about in class. [...]

Bang goes the Borders Science Festival

26 September, 2017


Merchiston had a very successful day at Bang Goes The Borders Science Festival. Paul Nicholls, Head of Science, took two senior students, Brian (U6) and Ben (L6), who set up [...]

Book groups get underway

18 September, 2017

AcademicChalmers EastChalmers WestJuniors

There are reading groups for all ages within the School, which meet regularly throughout the year in the Spawforth Library to discuss the latest book each has read. On Thursday [...]

Classical Civilisation trip to Antonine Wall

15 September, 2017

AcademicChalmers EastSchool Trip

On Tuesday 12 September, as part of its studies into Roman warfare, the Shell GCSE Classical Civilisation group visited the Roman fort at Rough Castle on the Antonine Wall. The [...]

GCSE Results 2017

24 August, 2017

AcademicNews(about us)

Congratulations must go to Merchiston’s Fifth Form pupils on another outstanding set of examination results, this time at the GCSE/IGCSE level. At Merchiston, we pride ourselves on our ability to [...]

A Level Results 2017

17 August, 2017

AcademicFeaturedNews(about us)

Building on a truly outstanding portfolio of SQA results earlier this month, Merchiston’s Leavers woke up to another excellent set of A level results on Thursday morning. A full 47% [...]

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