Academic

At Fettes College we have a highly talented and dedicated team of teachers who are passionate about their subject. Our teaching staff aim to make learning exciting and stimulating for our pupils and we pride ourselves on the quality of our academic teaching.

Supportive tutors

All pupils receive support from their Housemaster and Housemistress. A tutor is allocated to each pupil and, during weekly tutorials in House, tutors make sure that all is well on academic (and other) matters. Twice per term, pupils receive grades for effort and attainment.

A broad curriculum

This close monitoring, together with appropriate support, means that Fettes brings out the best in all its pupils, whatever their academic abilities. We offer a broad curriculum that means all pupils are studying courses that are right for them.

A well-rounded view of life

We want all our pupils to leave Fettes College with a well-rounded view of life, able to take their place in a globalised society. We have a very good record of making sure our pupils achieve the qualifications necessary to go on to university.

Academic success

Fettesians achieve considerable success in gaining places at Oxford, Cambridge and other top British universities. We are also the only SAT centre in Edinburgh and there is considerable demand for places at American (and other international) universities. In our last inspection our curriculum was rated as “excellent”.