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We make every lesson informative and engaging in order to ensure a thorough understanding of each subject so that our students can maximise their academic potential.

Our academic staff are experts in their chosen fields, dedicated to their students and committed to getting the very best from each of them. Developing self-motivation is as important as academic results. With our broad curriculum and inspiring teaching, we encourage the students to challenge themselves and to work diligently to achieve their goals.

 

38

Average IB Points

82%

A*-B at A Level or 7/6/5 at IB

49%

of 2018 leavers joined a Russell Group university

14,107

Books in the College library

1:6

teacher to pupils ratio

70%

of GCSE grades were A*-A   or 9-7

1-10

One of  the top 10 IB schools in the UK

20

GCSE options

Old Fettesian Profile

 

Professor Angus Deaton - Old Fettesian (Gl 1959-1964)

 

Professor Deaton was the first Old Fettesian to be awarded a Nobel Prize (Economics in 2015). He was born in Edinburgh and educated at Fettes playing a full part in the school community. He was a school prefect, president of the Paramecium Society (the 6th Form academic discussion group) and a member of the 1st XV rugby team.  He enjoyed a highly distinguished academic career at Fettes gaining an Exhibition to read Mathematics at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Professor Deaton is currently professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, in New Jersey.

'I doubt if anyone ever had a better academic education than Fettes gave to me. And I emphasize the ‘gave’. Being a Foundation Scholar made it all possible.'

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