"Best Scottish Boarding School by A Level, 2017"*
Our exam results show both the consistency and excellence of an education at Merchiston, which place us annually at the top of the league tables of Scottish schools.
The Interim Academic Results 2016-17 may be downloaded here.
GCSE and A level results 2012-2017
|% Pass (A*-C)||97||95||96||98||97||94|
|% A* grades||38||29||22||35||28||36|
|% A grades||27||31||35||35||30||25|
|% A*, A & B grades||90||86||82||89||86||82|
|% Pass (A-E)||100||100||99||100||99||100|
|% A* grades||21||19||18||12||13||19|
|% A grades||35||33||36||28||31||28|
|% A*/A/B grades||81||81||81||76||77||74|
|% A*/A/B/C grades||96||94||96||91||94||89|
You may have heard that some schools’ results are skewed by statistical quirks. In reviewing Merchiston’s track record above, it is worth noting a few key facts.
- Merchiston is a mixed-ability school. Entrance to the School is not 100% based on academic ability, and thus it is not a ‘hot-house’ for very bright boys.
- Merchiston does not pre-select a small cohort to take the key GCSE and A level exams. Some schools do this, only selecting the most able students.
- Merchiston is a boys only environment. Most schools are co-educational. Girls perform better in exams – UK statistics show this. However, as the results show, our boys hold their own and often excel.