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
Books in the College library
of GCSE grades were A*-A or 9-7
One of the top 10 IB schools in the UK
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.'
Living and learning in the Scottish capital provides our Fettesians with access to a wealth learning resources, from historical and cultural hotspots to a variety of natural and manmade landscapes.
Throughout Fettes exceptional teaching takes place day in, day out and although this good practice is shared both at a whole school level and within departments, there is not always the opportunity to reflect more deeply on specific educational research or themes. So, the Academic Book Club was created and is spearheaded by Mr Talbot.