Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


A boarding school in Scotland? We present here a great Scottish boarding school in Edinburgh! A private, top list Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in one of the most beautiful and wealthy districts of the city - Stockbridge.
Fettes College boasts with former premier name of Tony Blaire who used to attend the college during his secondary education years. The college is spread on a huge area of grounds, whose Gothic architecture reminds of Harry Potter castle (movie was shot in a castle near Newcastle upon Tyne). Along with the historical facts, there are plenty of ghost stories which remind somehow of the old classical horror Italian film 'Suspiria'. Apart from the haunting tales, the college has one of the highest reputation and its students belong to the cream of the society families.

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Website: http://www.fettes.com

Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 28 110 GBP

Day school only cost: 21 075 GBP

About the school

Long description:

Middle School

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

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 but it also provides appropriate opportunities for choice and allows pupils to customise their subjects to suit their own strengths and interests.

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 3rd Form Curriculum [PDF - 331kB].

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 GCSE Choices 2013 [PDF - 408kB].

Results at GCSE have been outstanding for many years. Last year, over 30% of all grades were A* and there was a 98% pass rate.

Sixth Form

Fettes College is unique in Scotland in that it is the only school which offers a choice between the International Baccalaureate and A Levels Into the Sixth [PDF - 915kB].

A renowned qualification

The IB is renowned throughout the world as a rigorous and challenging examination system that develops a broad range of skills. Students take six subjects for two years and have to study English, Mathematics, Science, a language (ancient or modern) and a social subject. Read the IB Mission Statement and Learner Profile [PDF - 32kB].

Independence of mind

In addition they have to follow a course in the Theory of Knowledge, undertake a programme of Creativity, Action and Service and write a 4000 word essay on a subject of their choice. The independence of mind that the IB promotes is excellent preparation for university.

The choice to specialise

The A Level pathway can provide breadth, but it allows for specialisation in a way that the IB does not. Students study four (or sometimes five) subjects in the Lower Sixth Form before narrowing down to three (or sometimes four) subjects in the Upper Sixth Form.

A first-rate Sixth Form education

With some forty different courses offered on two distinctive pathways, Fettes provides a superb opportunity to pursue all manner of interests. The UCAS tariff allows achievements to be measured across different examinations systems. The average UCAS points score by each Fettesian last year was 426 (that’s roughly the equivalent of 3½ As at A Level or 6 As at Higher), the best of any Scottish school. You can be certain that the Sixth Form education provided by us is first-rate.



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Fettes College: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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