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History

Boys walking in Edinburgh

History is not just the study of the past: it is about the stories that people tell about the past.

At Merchiston we study a huge range of topics, ranging from the ancient world in Pringle, right up to the end of the Cold War in V Form, and we have some exciting early modern options in VI Form. We study a lot of Scottish and British History, but much European and wider world History, too, so you can be guaranteed to learn about a wide diversity of topics. 

All of our teachers are passionate about what they do, with their own special areas of interest that they use to inform their teaching. Whether you’re interested, in Bannockburn, the Boston Massacre or the Berlin Wall, there’s something here for you. Why not come and see for yourself?

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!