Academic News


21 September, 2018


On Wednesday 19 September, the Junior Book Group met to discuss Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans and other books in the ‘out of this world’ theme. Here are some of [...]

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

20 September, 2018

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The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is a Lower Sixth competition in which 8000 students compete across the nation and beyond. This is a challenging paper that pushes students with problem-solving Chemistry [...]

On the Outposts of Empire

13 September, 2018

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The Shell GCSE Classical Civilisation group has started its course with an examination of the organisation and tactics of the Roman Army. To support this, on Tuesday 11 September, we [...]


12 September, 2018


On Wednesday 5 September, the Senior Book Group met for the first time this year to discuss the genre of Science Fiction and some of the titles they read over [...]

Debating Matters Championship

11 September, 2018

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On 21 September, a team of six Merchiston senior boys will take part in a one day Debating Matters Competition to be held at the Scottish Parliament. The competition is [...]

Merchiston’s Bespoke Sixth Form Curriculum

6 September, 2018

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The average Merchiston Upper Sixth pupil’s UCAS points tally was 141 At Merchiston, we are in the fortunate position of being able to offer to our Sixth Form two types [...]

A Warm Welcome to our New Headmaster

31 August, 2018

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As our doors reopen, and the new academic year gets underway, there is always great excitement as the School community welcomes new and returning faces, and looks forward to a [...]

GCSE Results – truly outperforming!

23 August, 2018


Congratulations to last year’s Fifth Form on a sensational performance at GCSE this summer. Pupils (and parents!) nationwide have been waiting anxiously for this year’s results, particularly as many subjects [...]

Results day: UVI pupils surpass expectations

16 August, 2018

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Merchiston’s Leavers woke up to another excellent set of A Level results this morning. The reformed A Levels continued to emphasise increased stretch and challenge; and we are delighted that [...]

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