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Computing

pupil working on computer in class

The Computing Department teaches all year groups at Merchiston from First Form upwards. In Shell and Fifth Form we offer GCSE Computer Science and iGCSE Information and Communication Technology, both from Edexcel.

Our A-Level cohort is offered Computer Science, and follows the AQA specification. In the Fourth Form, pupils are given the chance to undertake an SQA Level 4 qualification in Cybersecurity.

I am inspired and humbled when meeting pupils who I know will grow to be better programmers than I ever could be. Truly humbling.

Mr Thomson, Head of Computing

Academic News

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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!

Group of Merchiston Castle School Students enjoy traditional Chinese dinner at local restaurant 

A trip to the cinema to watch 'Creation of the Gods' - completed by a delicious dumpling dinner!

Memorial Hall with families during Merchiston Castle School's Open Morning in September 2023

It was brilliant to welcome so many families for our Open Day last Saturday!