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Careers Education & Guidance

Careers News

Careers Café farming

We were lucky enough to host 3 Merchistonians, who all attended the school in different decades (70s, 80s and 90s!), for our Agriculture careers talk this week

Careers Café renewables

We welcomed Mairi Dorward from renewables consultancy Xodus on Zoom for her careers talk on renewable energy. 

Careers Cafe Engineering

On Tuesday 30th January we welcomed Taciana Jackson, a chartered civil engineer from BAM Nuttall, to give a talk at the Merchiston Careers Café about 'Routes to Engineering'. 

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It is often said that the purpose of education is to prepare pupils for the next step of their journey. In a fast paced world, in terms of technological advancement and changes to both education and the world of employment, it is perhaps more apt to say that it should prepare your son for the challenges of adapting to, and the shaping of, this world.

Developing this adaptability requires both an educational element: providing an environment in which self-awareness can be developed, leading to a focus on developing a range of skills and attributes; and a guidance element: being aware of the choices to be made at each stage of education, having good quality information to hand to aid this, and the implications of the choices made.

Dr D Cartwright  Academic Leadership Team

The main aim of Careers Education and Guidance at Merchiston is to enable your son to make informed choices at relevant stages.  At the core of this lies the development of skills and attributes relevant to lifelong learning and career progression.


The information below provides an overview of the education and guidance in each year group.

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School News

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Sports day celebrations

Our rescheduled Whole School Sports Day took place on the Merchiston grounds on Thursday 13th June.

Team with certificate

Congratulations to the IV Form Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Bronze Industrial Cadet team who are the winners of the East of Scotland Regional competition, and will now progress to the National Finals in Glasgow later this month. 

Boys outside National Portrait Gallery

Last week III Form boys were off to the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to practise the Spanish vocabulary they had been learning this year outside of the classroom. 

Roland - Brit Schools National Champion

The Golf Academy were recently competing in the British Schools National Finals at Belton Woods Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Merchiston finished 5th out of 17 teams in the UK.