Middle School

The Middle School curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education.

Customised learning

It ensures that pupils have a solid grounding in all the key subjects necessary for a proper education fit for someone living in the 21st Century. It also provides appropriate opportunities for choice and allows pupils to customise their subjects to suit their own strengths and interests.

A choice of languages

In the Third Form, all the major subjects are studied. Pupils choose two languages from French, Spanish, German and Mandarin. Latin is a popular choice but is not compulsory. Full details about Third Form Curriculum at Fettes Third Form Curriculum 2018-2019 [PDF - 308kB].

Studying for GCSEs

In the Fourth and Fifth Forms, pupils study for GCSEs. English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory. Pupils choose four other subjects from a comprehensive range. Full details about Fourth and Fifth Form curriculum at Fettes: Into the Fourth 2019 [PDF - 400kB]

Outstanding results

Results at GCSE have been outstanding for many years. This year, 40% of all grades were A*, 73% were A* or A, 92% A*- B and a 99% pass rate.