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Modern Languages

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The Department’s main languages are Spanish, Mandarin, French, German and Russian. Other languages may be available by arrangement.

The learning of languages can open up future professional, sporting or life opportunities. The significance of language skills to our economy and public life is consistently upheld by the Russell Group of Universities and the CBI, among others. We hope that Merchiston boys will discover many interconnections with their other subjects and interests as they move forward in their learning and as they improve their communicative skills.

A varied programme of events, activities in school, nearby or abroad aims to support learners in their enjoyment of their language studies. Staff also offer regular clinics for focussed revision, practice or guidance.

Academic News

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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!