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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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A view of Merchiston's belfrey clock tower through a bagpipe

A day full of anticipation at Merchiston with the publication of SQA National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results. 

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Merchiston will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 8 October. Register your interest now!