The Merchiston community has once again enjoyed a set of outstanding A level results.
Our exam results show both the consistency and excellence of an education at Merchiston, which place us annually at the top of the league tables of Scottish schools.
"...these brainboxes snagged one of Scotland's highest percentages of A*-B grades at A Level.
Tatler School Guide 2018
A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A Level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools.
In today’s competitive and global workplace it is important that your son leaves school having achieved the very best of which he is capable, equipped for his next step.
Our results showcase the formidable academic achievements of our boys and demonstrates the way we will raise your son up over his time with us. Here are some of the key facts and figures:
A Level School
A's at A Level is 144 UCAS points.
Merchiston’s average is 141 points.
of successful applicants in 2018
went to UK Russell Group Universities, Bath, St Andrews and leading international institutions
at A Level
achieved a clean sweep of A* / A grades at A Level
achieved at least one
A* or A grade at A Level
a clean sweep of A* / A grades at GCSE
A* / A pass rate
9/8 pass rate
What makes these results all the more remarkable is that entrance to Merchiston is not based solely on academic ability; Merchiston is not an academic ‘hot house’ for very bright boys. Our performance is a testament to our pupil centred approach; each result tells a story of a young man’s hard work, and the genuine and intensive personalised academic support we will have given him every step of the way.
|% Pass (A*-C)||97||95||96||98||97||94|
|% A* grades||38||29||22||35||28||36|
|% A grades||27||31||35||35||30||25|
|% A*, A & B grades||90||86||82||89||86||82|
|% Pass (A-E)||100||100||99||100||99||100|
|% A* grades||21||19||18||12||13||19|
|% A grades||35||33||36||28||31||28|
|% A*/A/B grades||81||81||81||76||77||74|
|% A*/A/B/C grades||96||94||96||91||94||89|
We place significant trust in Merchiston when recommending it as an outstanding senior school option for boys. Former pupils who go on to Merchiston never fail to impress when they return to visit, either as senior school pupils or beyond school leaver age. Merchiston succeeds in stimulating, challenging and inspiring boys to achieve their potential and readies them for an ever changing and increasingly complex world.