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Classics

The Department offers a colourful and vigorous experience of the classical world, its languages and its literature (including in translation).

We hope that your son will develop his awareness of the influence of the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome on our world today. More generally, pupils will gain a sensitivity to societies whose spiritual and moral values and priorities contrast with those of the modern western world.

In addition, we aim to encourage pupils to respond searchingly and personally to what they read; to think independently and analytically; to apply their evaluative skills to classical material; to express themselves with clarity and accuracy.

Small numbers in most of the sets allow there to be a really personal touch about Classics lessons, enabling each boy to flourish at his respective level.

Academic News

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Sport & Activities

There were so many achievements happening this week in sports and activities, that we had to summarise them here. A big congratulations to all the boys below who were celebrated at our recent whole school assembly.

CityZen challenge team

Congratulations to these VI pupils: Geoff S, Emmanuel C, Sam Y, Adam H, Kit N, Rohan R, Cliff Z and Richard Z who all successfully completed the Institute of Civil Engineers CityZen Challenge.

Image of Sixth Form students at Merchiston Castle School setting up outdoor lunch during an expedition to Costa Rica

An incredible account of the Half Term multi-disciplinary expedition to Costa Rica!