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.
Average IB Points
A*-B at A Level or 7/6/5 at IB
of 2018 leavers joined a Russell Group university
Books in the College library
teacher to pupils ratio
of GCSE grades were A*-A or 9-7
One of the top 10 IB schools in the UK
Learning from Home
Fettes is fully committed to ensuring the quality of the academic education we provide is maintained throughout this unprecedented time and we are delighted that staff and students are adapting so quickly to new systems and techniques for learning.
A typical day looks a little different but with video conferencing and online tutorials, teachers and their students are staying connected on a daily basis.
To find out more about Learning from Home at Fettes College, simply click the button below.
Old Fettesian Profile
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.'
The Debating Society began its 143rd season with the now-traditional ‘show debate’ by Upper Sixth veterans in a socially distanced Upper.
The 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma results, released on Monday 6th July, brought some very good news with the cohort achieving an impressive average score of 37 points.