S6 Criminology

Old Anatomy Theatre

S6 Criminology students were given a tour of the Old Anatomy Theatre at University of Edinburgh. They learned about the gruesome punishment that was meted out to William Burke for his serial murders, while the curator of the museum explained how Burke’s dissection, skeleton and death mask were a common part of punishments in the past. Pupils also learned about the advances in medicine that were possible thanks to the first anatomists.

Heriot’s Sixth Year operates differently to other schools. We emphasise greater autonomy and independent learning to prepare leavers for life after Heriot’s. We see this final year as a bridge to what lies beyond, which for most Heriot’s pupils means university.