Academic News

Top of the Tables for A Levels in Scotland

7 December, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

Our latest academic results ensure that we are once again outstanding off the field as we retain our spot at the top of the tables when it comes to A [...]

Merchiston Juniors’ Declamations

6 December, 2018


The annual Merchiston Juniors’ Declamation Competition took place on Friday 30 November in the Memorial Hall. The audience was treated to declamations from boys in I, II and III Form. [...]

Classical Civilisation Trip to London

4 December, 2018

AcademicMiddle yearsRogersonSchool Trip

The V Form GCSE Classical Civilisation set travelled down to London early on the morning of 28 November. A quick 4-hour train journey and a bite to eat led us [...]

St Andrew’s Day National Debating Championship

30 November, 2018


On Monday 3 December, Merchiston’s Senior Debating Team, comprising John B and Freddie D, will travel to the Scottish Parliament to take part in the annual St Andrew’s Day Debating [...]

Into Film Festival

26 November, 2018


The Junior School Cecil Stagg Society is designed to provide academic stretch and challenge for our most able pupils in the Junior School. Named after a previous Headmaster of Merchiston, [...]

Electron Microscope Research Trip

23 November, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

On Thursday morning, we ran a LVI Form Biology excursion to Heriot Watt University to look at the Department of Geosciences Electron Microscope. Some 23 students had the opportunity to [...]

Book Group: The Rise of the Wolves

22 November, 2018


On Wednesday 14 November, the Junior Book Group met to discuss its latest read. Here are some of the boys’ thoughts about The Rise of Wolves by Kerr Thomson… I [...]

Merchiston Juniors’ Cecil Stagg Society

22 November, 2018


The Junior Cecil Stagg Society meets regularly in Pringle House. The society is designed to provide academic stretch and challenge for our most able pupils and to really make them [...]

Book Group: Eight Ghosts

21 November, 2018


On Wednesday 31 October, Halloween, the Senior Book Group met, in an appropriately spooky library, to discuss its latest read, a collection of new ghost stories inspired by various English [...]

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