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The Department aims to promote both an understanding of economic principles and an interest in their relevance to all spheres of life and the global economy.

The turbulent economic conditions of the past few years mean that the study of Economics is more relevant than ever. The Department aims to help pupils understand the causes and consequences of current events and policies, and to ensure that they have the necessary analytical and evaluative skills to question the decisions taken by politicians and business leaders.

Economics is available to students in the Lower and Upper Sixth Forms, who follow the OCR A-level syllabus or the SQA Higher syllabus.

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!