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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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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!