near the picturesque riverside village of Colinton, 6km SW of central
Edinburgh, in 100 acres of beautiful, part-wooded grounds near the Pentland
Hills. Easily accessible by road, rail and air links; located close to
Edinburgh city by-pass and only 20 minutes from Edinburgh International
Merchiston offers a broad curriculum, encompassing Arts & Humanities as
well as Maths, Science & Technology, in which the school is particularly
strong. The School follows GCSE/ AS & A level curriculums with high success
rate in examinations (typically 98-100% pass rate per annum). In 2011, 91% of
leaving pupils secured places at their 1st or 2nd choice of University.
Excellent boarding faciltities: comfortable shared dormitories up to Year 10;
single rooms in Year 11; single rooms with private bathroom in Sixth Form.
Co-curricular activites are wide ranging and facilities excellent : Music,
Drama, Outdoor Pursuits (inc Duke of Edinburgh Award); Sport inc. rugby,
cricket, athletics, soccer, basketball, squash, skiing, golf, tennis (Golf
& Tennis Academies for outstanding players); hockey, rowing, sailing etc.
Close links with 'sister' schools.
Sunday Times Scottish Independendent Secondary School of Year 2009: Daily
Telegraph Top A Level School in Scotland 2011.
is one of the United Kingdom's leading independent schools; one of a very few
schools still specialising in providing a high quality boarding school
education for boys.
On entering the grounds, the immediate impression is one of space, calm, beauty
and security, yet Merchiston is only 15 minutes from the centre of the
beautiful city of Edinburgh.
Life at Merchiston is all about the opportunites that are offered here; the
more boys become involved and the more they contribute in School, the more each
boy flourishes and develops into a well-rounded individual, which is vital in
Assessment using School's own papers plus receipt of satisfactory report from current school. * Years 4-9: Maths and English only + report * Year 10: Maths, English and Science + report * Year 12: Level B2+ or C1 minimum requirement for Sixth Form entry. (ESOL between 5 and 6). Other papers according to subject choices made for Sixth Form study but at approximately GCSE level + school report.
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