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English at Merchiston is about opening up the very best that has been said or written for every boy.

We achieve excellent results but we do this by sharing, with passion, the stories that people have told to one another throughout history to help them make sense of our world and our place in it. Through this, we give your son the ability to:

  • respond searchingly and personally to what he reads
  • think independently and analytically
  • express himself with clarity and accuracy
  • listen sensitively and critically to the views of others.

We believe that literary study expands our pupils' worlds. We believe that literary study nourishes our pupils’ inner lives and develops their emotional literacy.

A Morning in the English Department

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!