Below is an indication of where last year’s leavers went on leaving the School.

In 2017, 73% of pupils gained admission to their first choice of university, and 9% to their second choice.

Merchiston university courses


Scottish Universities (26%)

Russell Group Universities & St Andrews No. of pupils Universities No. of Pupils
University of Edinburgh 5 Edinburgh Napier University 3
University of Glasgow 4 Heriot Watt University 2
University of St Andrews 1 Queen Margaret University 1
University of Aberdeen 2
University of the Highlands & Islands 1
University of Strathclyde 1


English Universities (66%)

Russell Group University No of pupils University No of pupils
Durham University 3 Brunel University  1
Imperial College London 2 Kingston University 1
Newcastle University 7 Loughborough College 1
University of Bath 2 Loughborough University 1
University College London 3 Manchester Metropolitan University 1
University of Cambridge 1 Northumbria University 2
University of Exeter 6 Nottingham Trent University 1
University of Nottingham 2 Oxford Brookes University 1
University of Oxford 3 Royal Holloway, University of London 1
University of Warwick 2 Swansea University 1
University of York 2 University of Essex  2
University of Hull 1
University of London 1
University of Sunderland 2
University of Westminster, London 1


Universities in Europe and America (including Ivy League) 6
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