The Academy is an attractive option for many seeking to extend themselves in their last two years of school. There is an extensive selection of available options at Higher and Advanced Higher and the size of the school allows for relatively small tutorial groups, giving a really strong bridge between the experience of school and university. We work hard to ensure each pupil has the right academic stepping stones in place to take them forward towards their goals beyond school.
As well as the curricular and co-curricular opportunities offered, we also give real leadership opportunities with around 50 of our pupils taking on the role of Ephor (the Greek for overseer), giving great assistance in the smooth running of the School. Senior pupils also take a lead in the delivery of our Division Competition which involves participation from all year groups from Geits and Sevenths. They also work particularly closely with our Geits and 2nds pupils, acting as mentors by supporting the younger pupils through the transition into the Senior School.
Our pastoral team is highly experienced and pride themselves on the individual support they give to our pupils. Our Careers team also play their role in helping pupils through the University and College application process, as well as preparing students for their lives beyond the Edinburgh Academy.