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Careers Education & Guidance

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The Merchiston Careers Convention

The Memorial Hall was buzzing at this week's Careers Convention. Students had the opportunity to meet representatives from a number of companies covering a diverse range of career areas.

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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.

YEAR GROUP DETAILS

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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Student v Merchistonian Shooting Competition

On the morning of Sunday 15 May, 8 students travelled up to Cluny clays in Fife to shoot a clays match against the Merchistonians. During the afternoon the Merchiston small-bore shooting team welcomed the Merchistonians in the Miller Range to compete in the annual competition.

Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

Today we were lucky enough to welcome A.F. Steadman, the author of 'Skandar and the Unicorn Thief', to Merchiston for a magical Monday morning.

Sakura Cherry Trees Project  Dedication Ceremony

Today we held a dedication ceremony to mark the donation of three ornamental cherry trees by the Sakura Cherry Trees Project. We were delighted to welcome Mr Tadashi Fujiwara, Japanese Consul General.

Geography Pentlands Fieldtrip

On 28 April all IGCSE Geography pupils visited the Pentland Hills where the source of the Lyne Water is located. This was in order to undertake fieldwork for their coursework which involves measuring many river variables. Shell students Teiyoon K and Adrian W tell us more...